Speeding Ticket Defenses in Savannah

Question: What Are Some Common Defenses For A Speeding Ticket In Savannah?

Answer: The thing with a speeding ticket is that most people assume that when they’re caught going a certain speed, the police officer knows they were going this exact speed and this is what it is. And that’s not the case. A lot of times you can discredit the police officer by asking him to show for the court how he caught you speeding: either how he used his radar gun or how, sometimes they’ll ride up beside you and try to gauge how fast you’re going. Those are two methods you can certainly attack. And also, what most people don’t realize with speeding and where having an attorney can really help you, is the number over the speed limit is very flexible. If you are charged with going 20, 25 miles over the speed limit, that’s a much more serious charge then if you’re going, say, 10 to 15 miles over the speed limit. And a lot of times when you negotiate with a prosecutor, especially if you have an attorney, they’re willing to lower that ticket down from 20 to 25 miles an hour to 10 to 15 miles an hour over. That can instantly mean less fines, that can certainly help you as far as your insurance goes, and that can also help you keep your license, because speeding tickets—if you get enough of them—they will accumulate points and that can lead to your license being revoked.

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