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Best Defenses to Speeding Tickets

  • When you’re pulled over, you might feel as if there’s no defense for you. The police officer likely used their radar, and now it’s your word against theirs. Unfortunately, that leaves many people thinking that they don’t have a chance to defend themselves and get their ticket dismissed.

    Fortunately, you do have a chance to fight back and possibly secure a traffic ticket dismissal. If you’re struggling with a speeding ticket, seek out the best defense for your situation before you plead guilty or pay your ticket.

    Emergency Situations

    In some cases, you’re in a medical emergency situation and waiting for an ambulance isn’t an option. Your passenger might need to get to the hospital immediately or you may be extremely ill. In these cases, you might need to speed to get yourself or your passenger to safety.

    Unfortunately, the police may not be aware that you’re dealing with an emergency or are under duress. It’s important to call emergency services and notify them, if possible, but you may still have a speeding ticket to face. Fortunately, you may be able to defend yourself by proving that you had an emergency.

    Human Mistakes Happen

    In some cases, the police officer may simply be mistaken. Police officers sometimes try to find your speed by pacing. That means that they kept pace with you to see what speed you were going. Unfortunately, this method is not always be accurate.

    Otherwise, they might have used the radar to check your speed, but these machines are sensitive and may be improperly calibrated. If they didn’t properly prepare the machine, it can give an inaccurate reading. In other cases, the police officer may have been mistaken about the location you were in when you were pulled over.

    For example, they may pull you over for driving fifty-five miles per hour. The area they listed on the ticket has a speed limit of forty-five miles per hour. However, the actual location had a speed limit of fifty-five miles per hour. In these cases, you’ll need to provide proof that the officer was mistaken about where they pulled you over.

    Defend Yourself from Speeding Ticket Fines

    If you’ve received a speeding ticket, it can be frustrating to fight back, and it might feel like you don’t stand a chance against an officer’s word. Fortunately, with a New York speeding ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows, you can give yourself the best chance at getting your ticket dismissed.

    If you’re not sure where to begin, reach out for a free consultation with our attorneys. We’ll discuss your options for defending yourself against a speeding ticket. Ready to get started? Our attorneys are waiting to help. Call 917-856-1247 or visit our website for more information.