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Q: Received a ticket for doing 87 in a 65 in NC. Possible outcomes?

I've never been pulled over in NC, was in the left hand lane with both a car in front of me, and a few cars behind me. Officer in the far right lane said he clocked me doing 87 in a 65. This sint possible, as for one I was following traffic ( I know THAT part is possible) in a car with 98 hp, and around 600 lbs worth of passengers. We'd been struggling to go around 80 at most to keep up with traffic. We think it's possible he clocked the wrong car as there had been a few who blew our doors off right before he hopped on and cut his lights on. I was very respectful, and it was weird because he had the ticket done in like three minutes gave it to me, told me I had to be at court got in his car and took immediately pulling over yet another car. Any suggestions?

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Whether you were actually going 87 is not really relevant if you were in fact going over 65. If your address is correct on your ticket, you will likely get a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You don't need F. Lee Bailey for a mere speeding ticket so just pick the cheapest one and roll with that. Oh, and in the future, don't ride in the left lane with a broken down rusted out 98hp crap box that can't keep up with traffic.

Ryan M. Stowe
Ryan M. Stowe
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You are facing a license suspension. You should hire a local attorney to help you yo avoid NC Points and Insurance Points. You could get the ticket handled yourself without an attorney but it would impact your insurance rates.

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