Q: Can a speeding ticket be dismissed if court date has been changed for a long period of time?
I received a speeding ticket back in April when this pandemic situation was going on, officer said he clocked me at 49 on a 25, I tried explaining the officer I was on an emergency reason to me speeding and I wasn’t unaware how fast I was going, also officer did not pull me over until I already got to the drive way of the house, as I drove past her she just pulled behind me and followed me and once I reached the drive way officer turned on lights and sirens, etc. can this be a good reason to have my ticket dismissed? Currently can’t afford paying for it and it’s my first ticket ever so I’m unsure on what I can do besides paying for it and doing traffic school
A: If you cannot afford a lawyer then call the Clerk of the Court where the ticket is assigned and ask them how to set your case for a traal. With the COVID closures every courthouse has different rules. Once it is set for a trial you have to plead and explain your case to the judge.
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A: No, you have not stated anything that would justify your ticket being dismissed or a finding of not guilty at trial. If you really want to fight the ticket, you should hire an attorney to assist you. You should contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court where you case is and find out when the new court date is. On that court date, you should appear in court and request Court Supervision and ask time to pay the fine.
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