Contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to represent you. Speeding 26 over exposes your license to a suspension in addition to fines, court costs and points on your license. Go get a valid drivers license as soon as you can. The attorney will try to get the speeding charge amended and explain that you had a valid license at the time of the citation, if in fact it was valid. Have counsel review and advise.
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Doesn't sound like you need to worry about the expired license issue since you were able to renew it no problem. Your big problem is the speeding citation for 26 mph over. That's why you're looking at a potential 90 day suspension. Speeding 16 mph or more but less than 26 mph carries a 6 point penalty but no suspension. You should know that Kentucky counties are very localized in how they handle traffic court citations. Some counties will not agree to budge at all on a traffic citation. Others will consider amending to a lesser charge, particularly if you engage the assistance of a local lawyer. You need to contact one of the many fine lawyers there in Laurel County and see if you can find one to help you out. One of the best ways to find one is to simply go by traffic court one day (preferably before your hearing date) and pick out one who seems to know what he or she is going and ask them what they can do to help you out. Good luck.