I was recently pulled over for 91 in a 65. I have no issue in paying the fine, but I am concerned about cost of insurance increasing due to the ticket on my record. If anyone can guide me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated!
Hire a lawyer. The prosecutor isn't going to offer up a stay of adjudication that easily with that alleged speed. If you're serious about trying to keep it off of your record then you should retain counsel.
Do not rely on this information. My office accepts clients from Avvo, but this initial impression is not protected by any privilege and is not attorney-client communication. You should consult a lawyer promptly about your legal matter.
A lawyer may be able to help negotiate this type of resolution for your case so it’s not a bad idea to try to seek one out.
I agree with my colleagues. A stay of adjudication is possible and will keep it off your record. Several factors will come into play, including the fact you were 26 MPH over the limit. This is a lot, and even if this is your first offense, it may make achieving your goal of a stay of adjudication difficult. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney to handle negotiations in this situation. Sure, you'd be spending a little money up front for representation; however, based on the result, it could potentially save you a lot over time if insurance rates don't increase. Best of luck to you.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline