Got a traffic ticket? Your mind is stuffed with apprehensions and ambiguities? You think you need someone to assist you through? Here is a brief but exhaustive article to help you understand the principal points that you should know before you decide to fight your ticket.
You Must Know If Your Ticket is Beatable or Not
It is important to determine if your ticket is beatable or not. To evaluate your ticket on this base you need to keep the following things in mind:
- Your speed: Keep in mind that if your speed was really very fast, then there is no chance you would get away with it!
- The location: Highway speeding is still acceptable; speeding near schools or in any residential areas may not be easily forgiven by the law courts.
- Your Actions: As the saying goes, ‘Actions speak louder than words’, your actions and your conduct during the whole time can determine the chances of your ticket being beatable or not. People, who are caught speeding when drunk, have poor chances of beating the ticket much like those who try to speed away from the cops and are chased by them over the miles. Speaking inappropriate language with the cops and showing disgust to them at your own mistake can also put you into trouble.
Some people are just too lazy to fight a ticket. They think it easier to bear the consequences than to go to the law courts and fight them. If you are one of such people, then remember sometimes the consequences for not fighting the ticket can be graver than otherwise. Thus, think wisely!
You must always fight a ticket if it has the faintest chances of taking you behind bars. A situation where your driver’s license can be suspended is also worth fighting for! Sometimes your ticket can increase your insurance rate, which is obviously not very desirable. Thus, in this case too, fight it!
Don’t Worry about the Way You Were Caught Speeding, There Always is a Way Out!
Some people step back from fighting their ticket just because they assume that the way they were caught speeding may not allow them to fight it. The truth is that it really doesn’t matter how they caught you – via fixed/mobile cameras or any other way. You can still beat it!
Importance of Looking for Legal Assistance
Never even think of handling the entire court job all on your own, especially if the case is serious. That is, when it involves the risk of sending you behind bars or suspending your driver’s license. If you are thinking to do all this on your own, without hiring any lawyer, then you are digging your own grave. For sure, you don’t like to do that! Therefore, hire a professional lawyer. Look for someone who can really help you with a case like this. Someone who has specialized in traffic law or someone who has fought traffic cases before could be helpful!
Bygones are Bygones
Don’t despair if you have any skeletons in the closet that you think could harm your position in the case. The law court is least bothered about your past, regarding traffic tickets. The ticket that you have been accused of is there only concern. However, they may consider your traffic history only at the time you have lost the fight. They would fine you taking into account your past mistakes. If the list of your past traffic violations is long, then the fine could be very high. On contrary, if you haven’t made many mistakes in the past, then you would be asked for a meager amount of fine.