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August 21, 2015

When to Fight a Speeding Ticket

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No one likes getting a speeding ticket. From the waste of time to the money taken out of your wallet, a speeding ticket is simply no fun. It’s especially frustrating when you feel that your actions while driving did not warrant receiving a ticket. While it is true that the easiest way to deal with a speeding ticket is to pay the fine and move on, if you know that you did not deserve the ticket, you do have the right to take legal actions to fight the charge.

How to Fight a Speeding Ticket

A speeding ticket is a common charge that an experienced attorney can deal with easily. As a driver, your main concerns are adding points to your license and receiving increased insurance rates as a result of a moving violation on your driving record. An attorney can usually get the charge amended to a non-moving violation, saving you a court appearance. However, speeding tickets can easily turn into Frankenstein’s monster if they are not handled by the court date. After this date, the driver is in danger of a license suspension due to a failure to appear. You will not necessarily be notified of this fact; next time you are stopped for speeding you’ll learn the hard truth when you get arrested for driving while suspended. The key to resolving the speeding ticket charge without further problems is not to wait until the last day to hire an attorney to deal with the ticket.

Can you fight a speeding ticket? You can fight almost anything in court.  Ask the officer to show you the speed on the radar gun. They probably won’t show it, but you can ask. If they say an airplane clocked you, ask to see the airplane. Sometimes the Highway Patrol pilots enjoy buzzing down to show they exist. However, it is best to leave the trial work to a knowledgeable attorney. Ask the attorney how many trials he/she has under their belt. Were they former prosecutors? Were they a former highway patrolman? In other words, if you really want to try the speeding ticket, hire a trial attorney.

Consult a Defense Attorney

Working with a defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Attorneys have valuable experience arguing in court and they know how to strategize and present the facts of your case in the way that will get you the best results. There are many methods a defense attorney can use to poke holes the police’s charges. A defense attorney can also provide you with advise on whether or not an individual speeding ticket case is worth the time it takes to fight it.

Legal Help in the Kansas City Area

Daniel C. Miller can provide you with the legal help you need to fight your traffic ticket or other charge. Call today at (816) 875-0470 for a consultation.