A speeding ticket can cost a driver hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fines and higher insurance rates. It can also result in a license suspension or revocation in severe cases. A Speeding ticket lawyer can help to avoid these consequences by reducing or dismissing the charge and protecting a driver’s record.
A lawyer can help drivers defend themselves in traffic court by arguing that they were driving at a safe speed for the current conditions. In the case of a contested speeding ticket, it is the State or City’s burden to prove that you were driving at a dangerously fast rate. Often, this is a difficult task given the many problems that have been reported with speed measuring devices and human error by police officers.
The attorney will be able to assess the strength of the prosecution’s case and develop a strategy for challenging the ticket. This may involve requesting an additional witness to testify, or submitting evidence such as GPS records, photos from the scene of the violation, and driver’s logs. It is important to hire an experienced attorney, as they have the knowledge and resources necessary to build a strong defense in each individual case.
If you decide to fight the ticket, the lawyer will handle all of the details and attend the traffic court hearing on the driver’s behalf. They will make sure that all the proper documents are submitted by the deadlines set by the court.
They can also use their experience to negotiate with the prosecutor and judge in order to obtain a reduced fine or other penalty. This can include lowering the penalty amount, reducing the number of points assessed, or requesting a reduction in the driver’s license point total.
In some cases, a speeding ticket can be reduced to a non-moving violation, such as failure to obey a traffic control device a two-point, non-speeding offense. This will minimize the impact on your record and reduce or eliminate the need for you to pay the speeding fine.
If you are fighting a speeding ticket in Suffolk County, Nassau County, New York City or the surrounding areas, call Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. today to schedule a consultation. Taking the proactive step of securing skilled legal assistance can help you safeguard your record and avoid long-term impacts on your auto insurance premiums. The initial consultation is free of charge and can provide you with the information and insight needed to determine whether to fight the ticket or simply plead guilty. The sooner you take action, the more time the lawyer has to prepare for a successful outcome. We have successfully defended people against speeding tickets throughout the area, including in the cities of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx. We look forward to helping you defend yourself. Please contact us today for a free consultation. We serve clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.