Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Is it likely to get a 84 on 70mph speeding ticket waivered if I explain that I was trying to keep the flow of traffic

Im a very recent driver that was driving down a freeway as a 2 hour drive and was passed by 2 other cars and was being tail gated by the right lane. I decided to take the left turn once there were no cars in the way. I put on my cruise control that slows when Im close to the car above me. I set the maximum to 85. I was soon pulled over from the left lane along with a driver in front matching at a speed of 84. It lightly snowing with minimal obstruction on the road. I was just past a group of cars around 600-1000 feet behind

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Setting your cruise control at 14mph over the speed limit isn’t going to be a successful defense. Leave the lawyering to the lawyers and get an attorney. There may be other ways to keep it off of your record.

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Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: No, that argument as presented, does not seem like it would persuade a prosecutor. Imagine your job was prosecuting traffic violators. In that role, would it persuade you? There are better arguments to be made, and better issues to present. Focus on the desired outcome, such as "keep it off my driver's license record," not on the "how." Call a criminal defense lawyer for ideas.

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William Bailey
William Bailey
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: No, admitting you were speeding will not get you out of a speeding ticket.

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