Maumelle, AR asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas

Q: I was accused of speeding in a school zone. this is my 1st ticket for many years. I did not see a school, nor did I see

a speed sign. Other people were zooming around me. I had a tailgater on my bumper. The officer focused on me. This is not fair. Is this a jail sentance?

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A: If you were accused of speeding in a school zone and received a ticket, the severity of the consequences depends on the specific circumstances and the laws in your jurisdiction. Typically, traffic violations, including speeding, result in fines, points on your driving record, and possibly an increase in insurance premiums. Whether it leads to a jail sentence is unlikely for a standard speeding violation, especially if it's your first ticket in many years. However, it's crucial to review the ticket details, assess the evidence, and consider contesting the ticket if you believe it was issued unfairly.

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