I was cited for going 81 on a 55 I can't go to traffic school because it is 26 mph but I know the judge us the ultimate say my last citation was more than 18 months ago I just want to know if I have a good shot or if I should just attempt to fight the ticket
The judge or the officer may agree to a plea to a stipulated 80 mph on the case making you traffic school eligible (as long as you have not done traffic school in last 18 months). If you are not comfortable speaking to the officer or the judge about a reduced speed consider hiring an attorney in the area and they can discuss it for you.
I agree with my colleagues, you should either contact an attorney that handles traffic matters so that they can negotiate on your behalf, or simply request it from the Judge when you appear. As my colleague noted below, if you have done traffic school in the past 18 months you will not be eligible.
Retain a traffic attorney if you want any hope of success. A good attorney might beat the case entirely.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--Put my experience to work for you!
It depends. But they will certainly improve with a good attorney. Find one here. You may want to begin by reviewing the profiles of the attorneys who have responded to your question and read their client reviews and endorsements.
You can probably get traffic with the help of an attorney. This is done all of the time.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
That's a tough citation. Double the points and the judges do not usually offer traffic school for it. You should really consult a local attorney to try to mitigate your damages best you can or in the alternative get the case dismissed.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline