Received a ticket for flashing headlights for notifying other drivers of a speed trap. If I challenge this ticket, can I prevail?
Did you tell the officer who wrote the ticket this? What did you say your reson for flashing the lights was? I need more information. WHatever you do, I would not go to the court pro se and say that in court. Hire a local attorney to appear for you. If she or he can't get the ticket thrown out, she or he may be able to get you a withhold of adjudication- depending how you conducted yourself when pulled over and how you spoke to the police.
James Regan, LL.M, Esq.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
If you did not admit to the cop that you were flashing your lights on purpose to warn other motorists, then you have a good chance of beating the ticket. If you have a good driving record, I would recommend hiring an attorney to challenge the ticket so that you can at least try for a withhold of adjudication (no points on your license), even if you lose the traffic hearing itself. Feel free to call me at 407-412-7040 for a free phone consultation (just say you saw my post on Avvo.com).
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Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Challenge it - by hiring a traffic attorney. Check out the link to a memo released last year by the FHP director that directs all troopers to cease enforcement of headlight flashing violations.
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