Can An Attorney Reduce A Speeding Ticket?

Receiving a speeding ticket can be stressful. Having to deal with the DMV, court system, and more is no one's idea of a good time. You're going to fight that ticket and hopefully beat it. You're probably wondering how to go about appealing your speeding ticket and who can help you do so. Here are some ways an attorney can help you fight that speeding ticket in your glovebox:

Negotiating with Prosecutors

In many states, prosecutors have the option of reducing certain traffic offenses in exchange for community service or other punishments. For example, if you were charged with reckless driving in some states, a prosecutor may be willing to reduce your charge to negligent driving if you agree to complete community service. This would result in no conviction on your record; however, you would still have to pay court costs and fines associated with your speeding ticket.

Suppose you are charged with reckless driving in other states but are unable to pay the fine associated with your speeding ticket. In that case, your attorney may choose to negotiate a plea bargain in which the charges get reduced, and you receive probation instead of jail time. Your attorney may also choose whether or not you should attend traffic school as part of this agreement.

Using Traffic Cams

In many states, traffic camera tickets are treated as parking tickets and therefore do not affect driving records or insurance rates. However, some states treat them as moving violations and thus may be reported to your insurance company.

So how can you fight a traffic camera ticket? As with any other traffic citation, fighting a traffic camera ticket requires a lawyer who knows the law and how to use it to your advantage. A speeding ticket attorney will know how to fight your case based on both the facts of the case and what you would like to achieve from fighting it.

Represent You in Court

An attorney will be able to represent you in court, which saves you time and energy. If an attorney is present at the hearing, he or she can present your case more thoroughly than if you were to do it alone. You may also be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a lesser charge or reduced fine.

An attorney has access to resources that could help you win your case. For example, if the officer who issued the citation did not follow proper procedure (which happens often), an attorney may be able to use this information as evidence in court against the officer's testimony.

A speeding ticket attorney is someone who can help you reduce, perhaps even eliminate, your speeding ticket. For more information, contact a speeding ticket lawyer near you.