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Top 6 Speeding Ticket Myths in 2020

You’re cruising along on the highway, and suddenly you hear the ‘whoop-whoop’ of the police siren, see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Uh-oh! You’re being asked to pull over. You were probably going a few miles over the speed limit, without realizing it.

The officer writes you a ticket for speeding. Now, what? Most people are not aware of the facts when it comes to speeding tickets. Many misconceptions surround them:

When you receive a ticket, you must pay up as quickly as possible: You have the right to claim innocence; you need not pay. You must, however, respond, and mention that you intend to fight the ticket in court. You can hire an experienced speeding ticket lawyer to represent you in court.

  1. If the officer doesn’t turn up in court, the ticket is automatically dismissed: Good luck with that! The magistrate may decide to re-schedule or go ahead with the hearing. It is only on very rare occasions that the ticket gets dismissed automatically.

  2. Any mistake on the ticket is grounds for dismissal: The officer can correct typographical errors with permission from the magistrate.

  3. If you refuse to sign the ticket, it becomes invalid: By signing, you are only acknowledging that you have received the ticket; not admitting guilt.

  4. Matching the ‘flow of traffic’ or ‘passing a slow driver’ are valid excuses for ticket dismissal: Absolutely not; even if every other driver was doing 80 in a 55 mph zone, and you were doing 70 and were the only one ticketed, it still stands. Ensure you don’t go over the limit regardless of what others are doing; to overtake/pass a slow driver also, you need to be within the limit.

  5. You’re more likely to get a ticket towards the month-end as officers have to meet their quotas, and are safe in the initial period: You’re fooling yourself if you believe that. Most departments don’t have quotas; those that do set them pretty low. So nobody’s rushing to fill them at the end of the month; they could be doing it at any time!

If you’re cited multiple times, you might have a suspended license Florida in addition to other harsh penalties.

Have you been ticketed for speeding? Our experienced traffic attorneys are well-versed with courtroom tactics and will help you get your ticket dismissed or charges reduced. Call us today at 1800-248-2846

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