Been Issued A Speeding Ticket? 4 Reasons You Should Fight It In Court

If you've been issued a speeding ticket, you may think that your only option is to pay the fine. However, that's not the case. There are times when you should hire an attorney and fight the ticket in court. If you're not sure that your situation is one that you should fight, take a look at the list below. If any of the situations are familiar to your case, you need to hire an attorney.

You Drive for a Living

If you drive for a living, you can't afford to have your driver's license suspended, or to have your insurance premiums go through the roof. Unfortunately, if you just got a speeding ticket, that's exactly what might happen, especially if you have previous speeding tickets on your driving record. Don't risk your driver's license by representing yourself; hire an attorney. They can help you get the charges reduced or dropped altogether.

There Was a Medical Emergency

There are times when speeding is a forgivable offense, especially if you're willing to go to court to fight the ticket. If you were experiencing a medical emergency when the police officer pulled you over for speeding, you need to go to court to fight the ticket. In most cases, police officers will let you proceed without a ticket once you let them know there's a medical emergency. However, some police officers will give you a ticket anyway. If that's happened, gather the evidence you'll need to prove you had a medical emergency and then hire an attorney to help you fight the ticket in court.

You Have Proof You Weren't Speeding

If you have proof that you weren't speeding, it's time to fight your ticket. There are ways to prove that you weren't speeding, including eye witnesses who can attest to the fact that you were going the speed limit. Another way to win in court is to prove that the police officer couldn't have possibly seen your car from where they were on the road. To prove that, you would need to show where your car was in relation to the officers car. One way to do that is through photographs. Take a picture from what would have been the officer's vantage point, and then take another picture of where your car would have been.

The Speed Limit Wasn't Clearly Posted

If you were pulled over in an area where the speed limit is not clearly posted, you need to fight your speeding ticket. This is particularly important in areas where the speed limit changes from one area to the next. If the speed limit isn't clearly posted, you have no way of knowing how fast you should be going. Take a video of the stretch of road you were traveling on to show the lack of speed limit signs.

For further assistance, reach out to a company like Tolbert & Tolbert, LLP.