Q: Do I need to be present in court if I request a trial for a speeding ticket?
Got a $290 ticket for doing 63 in a 30. If I request a hearing, do I need to show in court or can I just send a lawyer?
A: No, you don't need a lawyer. However, a lawyer can be very helpful in terms of explaining the law, preparing your defense and presenting your best front to a judge.
Hope that helps!
A: A lawyer can appear for you without you being present. This is a 5 point offense. It does look better if you appear in person, but I have appeared for numerous clients who were from out of state and travel back was just too expensive and time consuming so that was never held against them. You’ll have to pay a lawyer, though, plus any fines imposed, but a lawyer should be able to avoid or reduce the points for you.
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