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My 16 year old daughter got a criminal speeding ticket ...

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My 16 year old daughter got a criminal speeding ticket going 93mph on the freeway (65mph). Is there anything we can do to keep her license from being taken away? This will be her second speeding ticket. She has already attended trafic school.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

Best thing to do is hire a defense lawyer to take the case. Once you leap into the "criminal" area from a mere traffic "infraction," the rules of procedure are different, as are the penalties. You really don't want to screw around with this, unless you are prepared to relinquish the license and just let it go at that.

A good criminal defense attorney may be able to broker a deal with the public prosecutor. You can't do that by yourself, and you may waive your due process constitutional right to refuse to testify in the process of negotiating.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to socrateaser's Post: Do I actually have to pay $30 dollars for that answer? I can't afford to hire legal representation for this.
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The answer I received wasn't really an answer at all. I truely wish I hadn't started this process. Because, now it appears I can't get out of it...
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

Pardon me, but you are in no way obligated to pay for the answer, whether or not you found it useful.

Regardless, I'll say it again: the only way that you can avoid the license suspension is to hire an attorney to try to negotiate with the public prosecutor. You may not like that answer, but it is the answer to the question.

I will request a refund on your behalf.

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