I am sure I was going at 30. The cop said he clocked me at 30,31,32. And wrote the ticket for 32. he used laser. I would like to contest. What are my chances?
Your chances on your own: Fair.
Your chances with a knowledgeable traffic defense attorney: Excellent.
Make the call.
Atty. Mark Gardner
30 mph in a 25 is still speeding. If you convince a judge you were "only" traveling 5 mph over the posted limit, you'd still be convicted.
Lasers are one of the more reliable forms of speed monitoring, and generally require the least calibration. Even if you were only going 30 in a 25, the penalty is still the same as 32 in a 25. It would be two points on your license and a maximum fine of $150 plus court costs. You may be able to approach the prosecutor about a plea deal for a no-points violation, but that might be best done with an attorney.
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