I was pulled over for speeding in Orlando Florida the other day by a state trooper. It was on a busy highway and I honestly was not speeding. Regardless of my debating it with the officer he wrote the ticket. He put a lot of wrong info on the ticket, I drive a 2012 silver Hyundai Sonata and he put a black 2006 Nissan Truck. Color was wrong as well.. I want to fight this ticket but wondering how to approach this in court. Please help. Thanks
If you want to fight this in court, you may be able to use the fact that he put the wrong information on the ticket to show that the police officer was not paying attention to other details, such as how fast you were driving. However, a police officer can correct errors on a speeding ticket at any time, up to and including the day of trial. It would be cheaper to just hire a traffic law attorney who practices in Orlando to represent you in court and get the ticket reduced to a lesser offense so it doesn't appear on your driving record.
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You have to request a hearing and then appear at it. The mistakes made by the trooper will help in showing that there was a mistake in giving you a ticket. Were there any semi trucks around you at the time you allegedly speeded? Were there any big electric transmission lines? There is a specific process that the trooper must go through in order to give a speeding ticket properly. If you request a hearing and the trooper does not show up, and this happens frequently, then the case will be dismissed. Hire an attorney in Orlando who does mainly traffic tickets.
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