I received a ticket for doing 79mph in a 40mph zone. The officer used a laser radar to detect my speed. I'm over 21 and have a clean record despite a minor speeding ticket over 5 years ago. The Officer explained to me that its a super speeder and my license may be suspended. I informed him of my driving record and he said my license may or may not be suspended. I'm well aware that my license could suspended as well as other things such as insurance hikes and a hefty fine. I'm not to entirely sure how to handle the court proceedings. Is it possible to get my speed at least reduced? Big mistake on my part just hoping for the best in this situation.
If your record is clean, this ticket by itself will not suspend your license. It is a super speeder offense. That means that the state will send you a bill for $200 on top of the court fines and fees. Only if you do not pay the super speeder fee will you face a suspension for the offense.
That said, it is probably worth your money to speak to a Gwinnett traffic lawyer to see if the ticket can go to pretrial diversion, be reduced, or plead to another offense to avoid the consequences of such a significant speed.
I agree with my colleague. An attorney can assist you with this matter and maybe prevent a tarnishment of your driving record.
I agree with Sean Black. An attorney can help you avoid license suspension. Gwinnett traffic courts do not have diversion, but court personnel will work with your attorney to help you avoid certain consequences to a Super Speeder ticket.
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