Atlanta, GA asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina

Q: I received a ticket for 20 over, speed isn't posted. Court continued due to COVID until TBD.

I haven't had a ticket in 15 years. I was heading to work. Passed a car moving slowly ( I thought 15 under apparently they were 10 under). When I passed the individual I must not have decreased speed. Not justifying my actions as correct, but I was distracted due to a work situation. The officer pulled me after passing the individual. I am not sure if I was speeding prior to passing, but am pretty sure I was not. I am also not clear when he clocked me. Leaving my house and turning onto the road where I was pulled there is no posted limit. Turning onto the next road there is no posted limit. I have to get 3 roads down before I see a sign and it is a completely different limit. I went to court yesterday and was told I would get a letter in the mail with a new court date since they are continuing all cases due to COVID. I want to speak to the officer but can only try to reach them through dispatch which isn't bearing fruit. Any guidance? The officer and I were both cordial.

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Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Depending on what agency wrote the ticket you can reach out to that agency directly. It it was the Sc Highway Patrol you cal also reach out to the officer’s post to leave a message for a call back. The posts and numbers are listed on the Highway patrol’s website. The other alternative would be to reach out to an attorney in the area where you got the ticket and they will likely have better luck getting a call back from the officer. Hope this helps.

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