When you are out driving and going about your day, the last thing you want is to hear that siren behind you and see those red and blue lights flashing. If you have recently have that experience and it resulted in you being handed a speeding ticket, you may be wondering what (if anything) you can do about the situation and to get yourself out of that speeding ticket. Before you jump right in in your efforts to get out of your speeding ticket, get to know some of the situations in which you should hire a speeding ticket attorney so that you can be sure that you are approaching your speeding ticket the right way.
Your Speeding Ticket Is A Part Of More Extensive Charges
If your speeding ticket is not the only charge you received from the officer on the scene, then you will likely want to hire a traffic citation and speeding ticket attorney. Sometimes, you will get a speeding ticket along with a DUI charge or with a reckless driving charge. Whatever the combination is, you should be sure that you get an attorney to help you sort through the multiple charges.
Speeding ticket lawyers can help you to negotiate some type of plea deal to some of the charges against you in exchange for dropping some of the others. This will help you to potentially reduce your charges, reduce fines, and reduce any other penalties that may go along with your speeding ticket as well as other charges. Your lawyer will know the types of deals to attempt to negotiate with the prosecution and the courts so that you will be able to get the best possible result from your case.
You Are Sure You Were Not Going The Speed On Your Ticket
Your speeding ticket will indicate what speed the officer recorded you were going when they pulled you over. If you look at your speeding ticket and are absolutely certain that you were not going as fast as they claimed you were, you may be able to fight the case with the help of a good speeding ticket attorney.
The equipment that police officers use to measure speeds, namely radar and laser equipment, is not infallible. There are sometimes reliability issues, particularly if you were driving in heavy traffic and other cars may have obstructed the signal, or if the police officer's vehicle was moving at the time of the reading. And there are also human errors to be sure and a police officer may see or write down the wrong speed when they are writing your ticket.
With the help of a speeding ticket attorney, you may be able to reduce your ticket based on this information or even get the charges dropped. Your lawyer will research previous cases involving that particular police officer, other speeding tickets issued on the same day by the same officer, and the type of equipment as well as the maintenance of that equipment to try to back up your assertion that the ticket was inaccurate.
With these situations in mind, you can be sure that you are taking the right steps to try to fight your speeding ticket. For more information, talk to a professional like The Law Office of Gregory J. Hermiller, LLC.
Hello, I'm Christina Miller. Have you ever been fascinated with why the law works the way it does? Ever since I was in junior high, I had an intense interest in anything related to our legal system, whether it be a crime drama on television, a judge show or a legal case covered on the news. I followed it all. As time progressed, I began learning about how the actual legal system worked and not just the fictionalized version of our legal system. This has lead me to start writing my own blog posts about law that I hope will help others.