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    Default VA detector penalty???

    OK so i know all about RDD and break light checks ect. what i am wondering is what is the penalty for a VA resident if they are cught using a radar detector. I belive that it is just a fine and they let you keep your RD but if you are a VA resident are there worse punishments?
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    do you have an sti or do you use the RX65? you've probably heard this before but get an sti if there illegal in your area. but anyways i think they can confiscate it, but you will get it back no matter what.
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    Well the Sti is undetectable but so are all the other top 5 detectors becuase in VA they don't have spectre 3. Anyway I am not asking for me i am asking for a friend as i said before i know all about how one gets caught i don't care about that what i want ot know is IF you get caught and you are a VA resident what happens?
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    just keep a self adressed enveolpe in your car if you get pulled over with your rd just slide it in the envelope remember it is illegal to open someone elses mail.
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    Guys i not really intrested in not getting caught this isn't for me. A friend wants me to ask what would happen if he got caught (worst case). I know all about hidding a RD. Believe me i doubt they would ever catch me but i not the one using the RD in VA.
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    clever thought on the mial thought, not sure about they legality but seems like it might work.
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    Carter, here is the simple answer to your question...

    No, they can't take your RD, because you don't have to show up for court (you can prepay)

    Penalities vary from county to county. Here, in Henrico (west of richmond, it is as follows...
    Possess/Use radar detector. $40.00 for the ticket and $61.00 for court cost, for the grand total of $101.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by asianfire
    Carter, here is the simple answer to your question...

    No, they can't take your RD, because you don't have to show up for court (you can prepay)

    Penalities vary from county to county. Here, in Henrico (west of richmond, it is as follows...
    Possess/Use radar detector. $40.00 for the ticket and $61.00 for court cost, for the grand total of $101.00
    so they will never take your detector, even if you live in VA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carter840
    Quote Originally Posted by asianfire
    Carter, here is the simple answer to your question...

    No, they can't take your RD, because you don't have to show up for court (you can prepay)

    Penalities vary from county to county. Here, in Henrico (west of richmond, it is as follows...
    Possess/Use radar detector. $40.00 for the ticket and $61.00 for court cost, for the grand total of $101.00
    so they will never take your detector, even if you live in VA?
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    They can take it, but it is extremely rare that they would when they catch someone. The reason they don't take the detector is because it is a pre-payable offense. If the LEO wanted to make more work for him or herself the LEO could confiscate it as evidence and it would be returned to you at court. But the LEO writing the serial # on the ticket and returning the detector to you at the scene is good enough evidence. I think the last thing they want is more work and more people in court then need to be there. The fine for getting caught is $40 everywhere in the state, the processing fee for pre-paying (same amount as court fee if you go to court) varies slightly between different VA localities. The processing fee runs somewhere around $55 to $61.

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    My ticket here in Va Beach was $99 all said and done. The officer had visually seen the detector in a vehicle that I had just gotten. The Officer did record the Serial # and returned the unit. This was slightly over 3 yrs ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadarHell
    My ticket here in Va Beach was $99 all said and done. The officer had visually seen the detector in a vehicle that I had just gotten. The Officer did record the Serial # and returned the unit. This was slightly over 3 yrs ago.
    That's how they do it almost all the time. I think you would have to be a real a$$hole and also be getting a ticket for a mandatory court appearance charge (like reckless driving), then they might confiscate the detector since you will have to go to court anyways for the mandatory court appearance violation. The cop could stand up in front of the judge holding the detector and say "your honor, the defendant was also in possesion of this radar detector at the time I observed the defendant's vehicle blah blah blah blah blah." Would probably make the judge sentence you with a more harsh penalty.

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