Peterson Lawyers associate attorney Will Young tells us to "challenge that speeding ticket!
Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is not a good feeling. I realize speeding is not even close to the worst thing you can be accused of, it can still impact your life in many ways. Penalties for a speeding infraction include: steep fines, insurance rate hikes, and added points on your driving record. In the past, I have just paid the ticket and tried not to speed in the future. Recently I have discovered this may not always be the best solution.
In the past few days, I have represented two different clients on speeding ticket cases. In each one, the clients had been issued a citation for diving between 10 mph and 15 mph over the posted speed limit. After negotiating with the prosecutors, we were able to reduce the infraction from speeding to an “equipment violation.” The result: a significant reduction in the fine, no points against your driving record, and it is less likely an insurance company will increase your rates. In the end, you may save you hundreds of dollars and a huge headache by fighting that speeding ticket.
Defending a speeding infraction is a fairly quick and easy process. Both the cases mentioned above were handled in one quick hearing. This means hiring an attorney may not be as expensive as you think. Don’t be afraid to call our office to discuss the case and find out how much it would cost for you to be represented. These are common conversations that we have every day. We will happily discuss potential costs of representation and explain how we came to that number.