How to Fight a Speeding Ticket

Speeding ticket

If you get a Speeding ticket, it can add points to your driving record, and may result in higher insurance rates. It is also a serious legal offense that could potentially lead to your license being suspended or revoked. In most cases, it’s better to fight the ticket and try to have it dismissed or reduced rather than simply paying the fine.

The first step is to decide whether to hire an attorney or go to court on your own. It is recommended to have an attorney because they can often create enough doubt or sympathy in the judge’s mind to get the ticket thrown out or at least reduce the penalty.

A good defense involves casting doubt on how the officer gauged your speed. They will have a method listed on the citation, and it’s your job to figure out what type of method it is and craft a defense that takes away credibility from it or their ability to use it.

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Another way to defend is by claiming that you were going a safe speed for the road conditions at the time. This would have to be a legitimate claim and you should have proof of your reasoning.

It’s important to remember that if you choose to plead guilty, the points will still end up on your record and you’ll be liable for any court costs associated with it. It’s also a good idea to consider mitigation, which allows you to plead guilty but explain your side of the story and ask for leniency.

New York Traffic Ticket Lawyers
1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone:(646) 388-4871

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