This past weekend I got a reckless driving ticket. Officer says he clocked me at 94 in 70. Even tho i disagree. Now i need to know what to expect. I have hired an attorney. He said be to get speed reduced and get CR away. I called today to follow up the got my email with copy of the ticket and ask what happens next they said see at the court date. I asked will lawyer call DA prior to talk about the case see about agreeing to lower speed. She said no it is handled the day of court. Never had a traffic ticket let alone for reckless driving one. Is this normal? Did i pick the wrong lawyer?
Every county is different. If the lawyer said he can get the speed reduced and the reckless driving ticket tossed out, that is probably what is going to happen. These cases are relatively easy to handle and they are usually handled on the court date. Nothing you said seems to raise any concerns on my part. Best of luck.
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These matters are usually negotiated there at the court on the date you are scheduled to appear. Lawyers usually know what to expect in their jurisdictions.
This is the normal procedure. District Attorneys in many counties have hundreds of traffic cases every day. They do not have the time to speak to an attorney about a case that is not on the docket for that day..
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If you chose the cheapest lawyer you could find, not only will you not receive such treatment, that lawyer has no incentive to treat you as something other than a number. One of as many " numbers" they can get to make as much money as fast as they can from those "numbers" with the least amount of concern or effort on their part.
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