Saturday, January 19, 2008
How To Fight Speeding Tickets
So, you are caught and given a speeding ticket. Knowing how to fight a speeding ticket is very important right from the beginning of the flagging down. What do you do when the officer hands you a speeding ticket? Let us look at the basic options we have: 1. Accept that the infraction has been committed and pay the fine charged. However, remember, the buck does not stop here with this option. If you think, â˜What the heck â" it is only $100. Let it go and get over with it!â™ â" I have news for you. With every speeding ticket you accept and pay for, you will have more to pay in insurance for your vehicle. The insurance company will see you as a potential risk and hence, hike the premium a few notches, which in the long run will burn a neat hole in your pocket. 2. Accept the infraction but give a plausible explanation, which justifies (in your mind) the speeding. This will definitely bring down the charges in terms of the fine â" BUT you will still go on record as speeding and hence, the insurance company will still know about it. Hence, this is actually not really a good option in case you want to save money. 3. That leaves us with only one way to go â" plead â˜Not guiltyâ™ and asking for a trial. Here, if you are extra lucky, the officer who issued you the speeding ticket might not turn up (which happens in about 20-30% of the cases) and then the charges would be dropped. In case he/she does show up, then most of the cases need little preparation (individually or with the help of a lawyer) to win the case. Lastly, if everything goes wrong, you will be found guilty and you will be marked as such. However, at least you tried! The cost of the ticket at the end of the trial â" even if you loose â" will not be any more than at the beginning. So, make sure you do exhaust all your chances before you pay up the speeding ticket. 4. In order to make your case stronger you could and should prepare as thoroughly as it is possible for you: a. Use statement of witnesses who could support your interpretation of events b. Present photographs is any of the place where you were flagged down, which can show clearly potholes, of poor signs, etc which can help your case c. Try to prove that the view of the officer was too obscured to get an accurate reading â" this is the best one used â" and hence, the violation was recorded wrongly d. Use the circumstantial evidence available with you to prove you could not aware of the speed limit in the area Beating a speeding tickets has never been easier with this 65 page Guide with all the ticket beating tricks that Traffic Cops don t want you to know. If you should fight, plea bargain, or pay the fine! How to plan ahead! Your basic rights! ! ihatespeedingtickets Beating a speeding tickets has never been easier with this 65 page Guide with all the ticket beating tricks that Traffic Cops don t want you to know. If you should fight, plea bargain, or pay the fine! How to plan ahead! Your basic rights! What to do in court! About radar, laser, and photo-laser units! About other types of tickets: red lights, stop signs, u-turns, parking tickets, etc! Beat a speeding ticket And much, MUCH MORE!!