There are times, while in a hurry, you take your chances resulting in a speeding ticket. The situation often begins when you see the blue lights and a policeman asks you to pull over. At this point you can either, take your chances of dismissal at court or go to court to fight the ticket. Even if you are not ready to handle the situation that is knocking at your window, after reading this article you will be familiar with the remedies and options available to help you beat a speeding ticket.
Ten miles per hour over the speed limit is likely the speed that most drivers feel comfortable driving at. They know that it is wrong, but they assume that they will not get pulled over for driving 55mph in a 50mph zone. But sometimes it happens, and sometimes people receive tickets for this small infraction. A speeding ticket like this can be very annoying, very time consuming, and could be costly. How you choose to handle the situation from the moment that you are issued a ticket can have a direct impact on how you can beat your speeding ticket.
First of all, you should make sure that you keep track of all records of the incident. Always bear in mind that when you are in court, you are facing the evidence that the officer has gathered once a ticket is issued. You have to understand that in most cases the judge is on the side of what the policeman had seen, since he does not know anything about you or your point of view. If you want to get credibility for your accounts, you have to be precise while speaking and you need to have notes on every single aspect of the scene. Jot down where it took place and when it happened. You also have to take into account the weather, the circumstances that led to getting pulled over, and the cars driving around you. Also, make sure you pay enough attention and note if the signs and notices were missing or out of your view.
The next thing that you should do is file an extension with the court. Once your hearing date has been assigned, you should attempt to change it. If the officer does not appear in court, in most cases your ticket will be dismissed. Police officers tend to schedule all of their hearing on one day, so if you change that day, it is possible that they will not be able to make it to court. When your case is dismissed for the officer not coming to court, you are not responsible for court costs.
Lastly, the equipment that was used to determine your speed requires regular maintenance and recalibration by a certified technician. You should request to view this equipment and its service records. If the officer cannot bring the unit to court or if they cannot provide up-to-date service records, you could show that the specific unit is out of its service agreement. In this situation it is possible to have your case and your speeding ticket dismissed based on this information.
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