I got a speeding ticket 74 in a 55 this my first ticket and i just got my license in feb. I was wondering should i get a lawyer or should i just pay it off? To be honest i wasnt going that fast cause my cautious mom was in the car and a car speed in front of me weaving in and out of traffic i know he actually clocked him. But i know i cant go to the judge with just that. Somebody help me please
You should hire a lawyer who works in your county that can negotiate with the DA to get the speed reduced to a level that will not affect your insurance rates. An experienced traffic attorney can make sure that you do not lose your license and do not gain insurance points. They can also go to court on your behalf. It is worth the price.
If you feel like you are innocent, an experienced traffic attorney can fight the ticket in court with likely much better results then if you try to do it yourself.
DO NOT PAY OFF THE TICKET. SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES MAY RESULT. GOOD LUCK!
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I agree with Attorney Willems. Get an attorney in North Carolina so the attorney can bring something to the judge that will help you. Good luck.
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As a former prosecutor, I have handled thousands and thousands of speeding tickets. Based on that experience, you NEED TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY.
To address your question in detail, you cannot simply pay off the ticket. This speed requires a mandatory court appearance. If you go to court and plead guilty (this is a misdemeanor; a CRIMINAL charge), you will lose your license. Any speed more than 15 mph is a misdemeanor and any speed more than 15 mph over 55 mph will cause you to immediately lose your license.
Hire an attorney to save your license, avoid insurance points, and protect your driving and criminal record.
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DO NOT SIMPLY PAY IT OFF! This is the worst thing you could do, especially if you joust received your license. By doing so, you are likely to get a letter in the mail from DMV suspending your license for up to 6 months. Your insurance rates will also be greatly affected. My advice is to hire an attorney. He/she will more likely than not tell you that you have the option to go through a defensive driving school. The ultimate goal for you will be to get your ticket reduced to an Improper Equipment, which is a non moving violation and will not cause your insurance rates to increase. Getting a local attorney in your area will greatly help you in getting that result.
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