Do I Need a Lawyer for My Speeding Ticket?

Posted on August 17, 2023 by John

The speed limit establishes the top speed at which a car or other type of vehicle may lawfully go on a particular section of the road. It is critical to remember that these speed limitations represent the top possible speed, not the suggested one. These speed limits can also be legally modified due to external conditions, for example when driving in bad weather or an area with a lot of pedestrian or vehicle traffic.

Speeding arises at a speed “higher than is reasonable or sensible having due respect for the weather, visibility, the traffic on the highway, and the surface and width of the highway.” This implies that even if you are traveling at or below the posted speed limit, you could still receive a speeding ticket if an officer thinks it was risky for the road circumstances.

More Than Just Paying a Fine

In California, you must pay a fine if you get a ticket for speeding. The amount will vary depending on where you were traveling and how quickly you were going. You can also have other severe consequences, including points on your license depending on how fast you were moving, or even license suspension or revocation. Another non-legal consequence maybe your insurance rate going up and having to attend a driver improvement course.

If you have received a speeding ticket, you might wonder what your choices are and whether it is worthwhile to hire a defense lawyer. Although many people may see a speeding ticket as a minor issue and believe they are capable to represent themselves, there are various advantages to hiring a speeding ticket lawyer in California, including avoiding all the negative outcomes mentioned above.

It is crucial to contact a well-trained speeding ticket lawyer with experience and knowledge in this area of the law and you might be able to have the ticket dismissed or the fees and penalties lowered, by hiring one to represent you in court. The protection of your driving record may be especially important if you have previously received several citations.

You have the opportunity to contest your speeding ticket in court if you think it was given to you in error. You must enter a not-guilty plea and ask for a hearing, in which you will have the chance to present facts and arguments in favor of your case, including defense strategies based on lack of evidence, necessity, and mistake of fact, among others.

The Legal Help You Need

No matter what you are being charged with, you will receive highly skilled assistance from our legal professional with over a decade of experience on both sides of a California courtroom. The Law Office of David Leicht will go the extra mile to solve your legal problems and handle your case with the attention it deserves. Contact us at (760)-256-3104 or use our online form to set up a free consultation and put the power of an experienced attorney on your side.

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Barstow, CA 92311


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