Atlanta, GA asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: I got was given a ticket for speeding, going 74mph in a 45mph work zone. What should I do?

The officer who pulled me over didn't state on the ticket that it was reckless, but I'm afraid I'll be charged as such. This is my first ticket ever but I'm afraid I'll be subject to jail time. Is hiring an attorney my best bet?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: Apparently you handled yourself well when the stop occurred. The Citation can be amended, but I doubt it will be anything worse than the 29 MPH over. That Violation will add 5 points to your MVR, so you must be careful for the next year. An attorney might help, especially as nervous as you are, and some type of Diversion may be possible. Bring cash that day to pay everything off as soon as you leave the Courtroom.

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