Q: Do I need a lawyer for my speeding ticket?
About three months ago I was stopped for speeding in a 65 MPH zone. At the time of my passenger and I seeing the police officer we were traveling over 90 MPH. The officer clocked us at 95 MPH.
I had recently started going to therapy appointments - actually about three months before this incident - and have been placed on two anti-depressants and multiple anxiety medications.
A couple weeks before this incident I changed from the first, to the second anti-depressant due to severe side-effects being exhibited by the medication. I was prescribed Zoloft and have been taking it since.
When the incident occurred I have a moment of what can only be described as impaired cognition, which is one of the many side effects I was exhibiting from the use of the first anti-depressant.
I am clearly guilty of the crime, but I do not know what I should do in this situation. Should I contact a lawyer to handle my case or just plead not guilty and take my chances with the judge?
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