The person was given a ticket for going about 20 over the speeding limit on the Belt Pkway and was also given a ticket for failing to signal a lane change. Is it worth it to try to fight the ticket even if the person was speeding? Thanks!
Yes. There is no negotiating in the city and the only option is to plead guilty or go to trial. If the cop fails to show at trial, then the case will be dismissed. However, I would suggest hiring a traffic attorney to rrepresent you as there are ways to fight a speeding ticket through the cross examination of a police officer.
20 MPH over is a 4 point traffic infraction with fines going up to $300. at 21 MPH over it becomes 6 points.
There are always ways to fight everything. Hire a defense attorney and take your case to trial.
Absolutely you can fight the citation. Fighting the citation can lead to the ticket being dismissed outright, a reduction of fine/charge, or a reduction of points (which is especially good for a ticket of 20mph). While I personally believe hiring an attorney is in your best interest, I still suggest you contest the ticket even if you choose to do so on your own. nothing to lose by fighting the ticket.
You can argue the radar calibration. You can argue that there were numerous cars in the area that the radar detector could have picked up, or other objects. (zone of influence). If the officer was using a laser to calculate the speed, it is more difficult.
Absolutely fight it. Together it is 6 points and if convicted you would end up with a driver assessment fee.
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