Speeding over 25 mph:
I have a speeding ticket for going over 25mph, now what?
Hire an attorney.
You might have never needed an attorney before, but this is the time. The prosecutor (this is the person who represents the police and is against you) will not deal with you. They won’t make a deal and agree to dismiss, change, or do anything with the charge if you do not have an attorney.
Hire an attorney with experience with these types of charges. I see all types of attorneys in court and the results vary greatly based upon the attorneys’ experience. Hence, specific experience counts.
Accept only a Dismissal:
On to the third step:
Agree to do community service to have the charge reduced or dismissed. Different courthouses handle thesis charges differently. Additionally, over the last two years (that is when the law changed to make these 25+ speeding tickets a crime), the approach by each courthouse and county has changed. Therefore, a simple answer that this or that is going to happen is not always possible. Speaking to an attorney can provide you with the most up-to-date information on what the likely result will be.
Finally, step 4:
Do not accept a criminal conviction on the ticket. This is regardless of what your attorney might tell you. If your attorney cannot get the job done — find one that can. If you hire the lowest cost attorney or an attorney that just wants to resolve the case in one court appearance, you might be bullied into a bad deal. However, if you find an attorney that just wants to win, you will have the right one. Finding the right attorney is key.
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