How to Find an Attorney for a Speeding Ticket in Daytona Beach, FL
You’re distracted, you’re in a hurry and you’ve been caught speeding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 112,000 people will get a speeding ticket in the U.S. today. Did you also know that more than $6 billion is paid in speeding tickets each year. Yes, you read that right $6 BILLION! Don’t let yourself contribute to the huge sum. Only 5% of speeding tickets are ever contested in court.
So what should you do when you’ve been caught speeding? First, when you see the lights in your rearview mirror and hear the sirens, pull over as soon as is safely possible. Be courteous to the officer, place your hands on the wheel and wait to find your license and registration until you are asked to doso. Officers are frequently put in danger during “routine” traffic stops. Doing these simple things will put them at ease as to their safety.
What you say during the traffic stop for speeding could help or hurt your case. Let the officer start the conversation, when he or she begins to ask you questions, your answers should be non-committal. They are trying to determine guilt and decide if you should be given a ticket or let you off with just a warning. It is within your rights to remain silent as this cannot be taken as an admission of guilt or held against you in court. Doing these things will not guarantee that you won’t receive a ticket, but they can’t hurt.
When to Hire a Speeding Ticket Lawyer in Daytona Beach
If the office cites you and issues a traffic ticket for speeding or even if you receive a parking ticket, the next call should be to a traffic violation lawyer in Daytona Beach. A lawyer can help you get the ticket dismissed or the penalties lessened. The first thing they will do is check the ticket and filing of the ticket for errors that may enable the ticket to be completely dismissed.
When it’s not possible to dismiss a ticket, the lawyer can then help you contest it in court. Remember the earlier stat? Only 5% of speeding tickets are contested. It’s commonly known that people represented by lawyers in traffic court are likely to pay less in fines and less likely to be convicted of the offense than those who represent themselves. Being represented by a speeding ticket or parking ticket lawyer in Daytona Beach could also help you avoid having to go to traffic school or elect traffic school instead of higher penalties. Your time and income are important, so a lawyer may be able to represent you in court without you having to take time off.
If you’ve received a speeding ticket in Daytona Beach, Florida, contact Kip Miller for a free consultation regarding your case.