Getting a traffic ticket can be frustrating, especially if you are facing points and other penalties in addition to the traffic ticket fines. But you don’t have to accept the charges and pay the fines. You may be able to reduce or eliminate the fines. Here’s how.
If you have received a traffic ticket for speeding or another moving violation, do not just pay it! Paying a fine is the same as admitting guilt. You could potentially save yourself hundreds of dollars, avoid points on your license or license suspensions by fighting your case in court. You can hire an attorney who knows how Judges in the presiding county decide on speeding tickets and what defenses work best against each type of charge. Your chances of winning will increase significantly when your attorney knows what arguments are most effective against your particular offense—and Ghosheh Law attorneys have all those answers!
If you are like most people, you may not fully understand their rights and responsibilities during a traffic stop or interaction with a police officer. An experienced attorney at Ghosheh Law will review your citation and case details to find out what responsibilities were violated on your part, and determine if any of your rights were violated. For example, we once helped a client who was accused of speeding and cited with a super speeder ticket but the police officer who issued the citation did not supply valid evidence.
The process of beating a speeding ticket begins the moment you get pulled over. When a police officer pulls you over, you should remain calm. When you see the lights in your rearview mirror or hear an officer request for you to pull over, you should do so safely. Try to avoid shoulders or high traffic areas. Keep your hands on the wheel and if you need to reach in your car for insurance and license documents, let the officer know that you are going to do so before you reach over. Avoid anxious or aggressive behavior. If you are asked questions like “How fast were you going?” you may want to exercise your right to say that you are not sure or don’t know. If you tell the officer that you were speeding or driving at a specific speed, beyond the limit, your ticket will be tougher to fight in court.
A lawyer with experience fighting speeding tickets can give you some options on how to fight it. When you contact Ghosheh Law about your speeding ticket, you can expect an initial consultation with an attorney who will tell you how to fight your specific case yourself, or will offer to fight it for you. Some of the factors they will consider in your case are the evidence that exists such as speedometer readings, video footage, and citation notes. If your speeding ticket lacks evidence, your rights were violated, there is a higher chance that you can fight and win your case. Only an experienced attorney can evaluate the situation thoroughly and tell you for sure. So before you pay that speeding ticket, slow down and call the Ghosheh Law firm to get your case evaluated by an expert.