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Window tint repeat offender

If I pay my first window tint ticket and get a second and third ticket, are the
consequences greater for the following tickets?

Asked on March 3, 2019 under General Practice, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Legally, no: there is no progressive or increasing penalty scheme for successive or following violations, unlike the way DUI/DWI penalties tend to increase with each infraction. Each ticket stands on its own.
Practically, with repeat tickets, the prosecutor will be less likely to offer you any leniency (e.g. a good plea or reduced fine) were you to try to negotiate the offenses; you're more likely to simply have to pay  the stated amount. If you are comfortable with that, then there is no issue with having more than one ticket of this type.


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