I went to my arraignment today for the speeding ticket I received. I have a clean MVR for the last 7 years and zero points. I had been in a 70 mph zone on the interstate, and apparently the speed had been reduced when I got pulled over, as the officer asked was I aware of what the speed limit was once the interstate changed to another one, and right off hand I could not tell him. It was also dry conditions, light traffic (about 3 AM) in the morning. I was seeking to keep this off of my driving record and to get the $226 fine reduced. The solicitor was able to reduce 75 in 55 to 69 in 55 and it will stay off of my record, but the fine went up to $250, she then said she could reduce it down to $225. Is it best to go ahead and take this deal or is it worth going to trial with jury if I can get an attorney to represent me and it won't end up costing me more in the long run? Thank you in advance for your response.
If you were able to negotiate a non-reportable ticket it is worth taking the deal. Going to trial will cost you more if you lose because of the price of the ticket may increase. Further, I would imagine an attorney trying a case would cost more than $225! Save time and money...accept the plea.
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