I got a ticket for weaving, which is only 2 points but is considered a serious violation by FMCSA. I hope to plea bargain it down to "Unsafe Driving" with Zero points, at my hearing. The courthouse clerks are telling me that "unsafe driving" is the standard violation name the prosecutor uses for the zero point deal. It will be expensive - if they let me do it - $439, but worth it. I think.
My question : will it still be considered a moving violation if it is zero points ????
I get yes and no answers from different lawyers. The courthouse clerks tell me it is like a parking ticket (non-moving) , but with a name like "unsafe driving", people are going to think it is a moving violation.
I am going to be bold and ask the prosecutor for a different name like "failure to obey traffic control device", but the word from lawyers is that the prosecutor will probably only offer "unsafe driving" as the name of the conviction.
Anyone is the same boat with me? Must be plenty of drivers who paid extra to get the points down to zero. What is your experience???
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