I received a traffic citation for speeding (51 in a 35). However, the posted speed limit on the road is 40 MPH. I retraced my route, and the speed limit DOES reduce to 35 MPH, but not for a half mile AFTER the point the officer says he clocked me. Previous to that point, the speed limit is 40 MPH.
Can I get my ticket dismissed over this discrepancy, even though I was still exceeding the posted 40 MPH limit?
Criminal Defense Attorney
That discrepancy won't help you, as your speed exceeds the true speed limit.
It may be worth going to court, though - the fines for 16 over the limit are likely to be higher than 11 over. Make sure the judge knows what the "true" speed limit was. You may catch a break.
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
That error will not invalidate your citation.