Q: I recently got pulled over by an officer speed trapping, and on the form he gave me it says I was going 78mph in a 55mph
zone. I understand I have the options of either appearing in court, or hiring a lawyer, and I think that I need to hire a lawyer for this. Is there a chance that the lawyer could work something out so that I don't have to lose my license at all. I really can not afford to lose my license, as I have to not only take myself places but other people to. Can anyone tell me what type of consequence I will be facing.
A: From the Courts perspective, there is no such thing as a 'speed trap' - you were simply speeding and got caught. So if your license is that important to you - stop speeding. Yes, your best bet is to hire a traffic attorney and yes, they can likely handle this without you having to appear in court and without it suspending your license and maybe without it even affecting your insurance. As to what will happen. Depends on several factors such as your prior driving record and what you end up pleading to. If you are convicted as charged at 78/55, you will get suspended and your insurance will go up substantially. If the address on your ticket is correct you will likely get a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You do not need F, Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket so just roll with the lowest quote. Best of luck.
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