When it comes to speeding tickets, many drivers don't realize this type of traffic violation can be fought in court. With an experienced defense attorney, you may be able to have a speeding ticket thrown out, which will allow you to avoid negative implications to your driving record and avoid insurance rate hikes.
If you were issued a speeding ticket and the officer issuing the ticket made a mistake, an attorney might be able to have the ticket dismissed. An example of an officer's mistake could be writing the wrong law on the ticket. Other defense strategies revolve around the officer's radar gun. By law, a radar gun must be tested and reset after each use. The equipment also must be calibrated at least once a year. If any of the above maintenance wasn't completed successfully, your attorney could argue for the ticket to be dismissed. If an officer used their vehicle's speedometer to estimate a driver's rate of speed, the same equipment terms that apply to a radar also apply to the vehicle speedometer. Drivers that exceeded the speed limit, but had a legitimate reason for doing so, such as a medical emergency, may also be able to have their speeding ticket dismissed.