You were going down the highway when suddenly there were flashing lights behind you. Now you are pulled over on the side of the road waiting for a police officer to finish writing up your speeding ticket. While you are probably irritated or upset, you should know that being pulled over is not the same as being convicted in traffic court. It might still be possible to fight the ticket or get it thrown out. But if you want to have any chance of doing that, you'll want to keep the following tips in mind.
Keep It Cool, Calm, and Collected
First things first, think about your demeanor. It is very unlikely you are going to talk the cop out of writing the ticket once they decide to do so. You will also not be doing yourself any favors if you become agitated and yell at the officer. Anything you say might end up being documented on the officer's report, and you might even receive additional charges if you are really out of line. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you will have an opportunity to defend yourself and beat the ticket.
The vast majority of people don't fight speeding tickets because they think they can't win. But it might, in fact, be possible to get a ticket tossed if you analyze the situation carefully. First, look at the ticket see if the officer made any mistakes. The mistake doesn't have to be huge, it could even be something as simple as the wrong time being listed on the ticket. You are looking for anything that can be challenged. If you press the issue in court, you might win by default if the local police don't want to waste an officer's time by sending him or her to court. Was the cop positioned at a bad angle when they used their radar gun? Was their sight line partially obstructed? You only need one possible issue or concern to latch onto and push forward with a defense.
You'll Be Better Off with an Attorney
While you do have the option of showing up in court by yourself to fight the ticket, this is not advised. For the best results, you will want to hire a speeding ticket lawyer in your city or town. Someone who specifically helps people fight speeding tickets will be best equipped to analyze the situation and poke holes in the officer's story. Contact a speeding ticket lawyer in your area for more informationShare
27 May 2020
The laws governing child custody and guardianship can be confusing. As a family attorney, I have helped many clients gain legal guardianship over a foster child or a relative's child. Getting legal guardianship of a child you are caring for is important because you need to be able to make decisions about that child's education, health care and other matters. This blog will help you navigate the world of legal guardianship and show you how to take steps to get guardianship over a child whether the child's parents are cooperative or not. Legal guardianship does matter even if a child is not going to be adopted. I hope to help people find the way to get this done.