I was measing around coming home from a school event with friends and was clocked going 52 in a 25 zone. They want to put three points on my license so im wondering if there is a way to get the points or charge reduced without having to get a lawyer?
It is possible to get the point reduced without a lawyer but your chances of getting relief and getting the most relief would be with a good attorney. If you cannot afford a lawyer, it's better to try on your own in most cases. Beware of situations where a disgruntled police office will try to amend the charge to a higher one if you try to contest the charges. Again, an experienced defense attorney would know better how to avoid this pitfall.
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A local attorney can answer this question for you. Search for one using the find a lawyer tab at the top of the page. Most will talk to you for free over the phone. Most places will either let you go to a driving school or enter into a diversion agreement to avoid points against your license. You need to get this done because your insurance rates will be effected by a ticket like this. Most lawyers will work with you regarding payment of fees and costs if this an issue with you. Call one ASAP.
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It's possible but unlikely that you will be successful on your own. From your description, it appears that you are a young driver which means you do not have a long clean driving record to fall back on. The prosecutor or court may have little inclination to listen to a "youngster" who has already shown poor judgment. Given your age, you will get hammered by your insurance company. Depending on how long you've had your license, the SOS may call you in for a review on a Careless Driving ticket. Hire a lawyer. In the long run, you'll be glad you did.
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