I have a citation which says 90 in a 55 zone. The officer says he caught me with a laser, but never explained it to me if I have a chance to request for accuracy. I was not aware of such a option either. A friend of mine was nervous, has a daughter who was sick and since he carpools with me, i was in a hurry to get him home.The officer said he is giving me a break because of this reason. I was speeding but probably not more than 85 at the max. I am new to the US and have been driving only recently (4 months), I have no prior traffic violation charges whatsoever in my home country or here. I am totally alright with paying the fine (which I have no clue of at the moment - not yet 5 days). I just wanted to know what charges/fine I can face if I plead guilty in court(Dekalb Recorders)?Do I need a lawyer to defend me? The citation does not saw Super Speeder on it? Sorry for my ignorance, will they add it later. The main question I need answered - What is the maximum penalty I can face if I plead guilty? This being my first ever offence, what can the judge decide at the maximum? And how can a lawyer help me in this regard?
They are only required to do an accuracy check per your request if you they clocked your speed using radar. Accuracy checks at your request do not apply to Lidar/Laser. Even with the reduced speed of 85mph this is still a super speeder ticket which incurs an additional $200 fine from the state in addition to what Dekalb Recorder's Court gives you. You need to hire an attorney because Dekalb Recorder's Court will reduce speeding tickets, but only if you have a lawyer.
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