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I would suggest you have done everything you need to...you retained an attorney to protect your interests. Hopefully you explained everything to the attorney, that you drive a lot and you NEED your driver's license. I always ask my clients what is MOST important to them, protecting their license, avoiding fines or avoiding any classes. You have to keep in mind, speeding tickets are difficult to defend so oftentimes the lawyer focuses more on mitigating the damages instead of actually defending the charge. With this in mind, the attorney needs to know what constitutes a satisfactory result.
In your case, it would appear the license is the most important thing. That being the case, you would probably prefer paying fines and/or taking driving classes over any type of effect on your license. With your lack of prior driving offenses, I would suggest the attorney can likely accomplish any result you desire.
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As you may know, your first hope is that the officer simply doesn't show up in court for the hearing. If this happens, the citation will likely be dismissed with no penalties whatsoever, including, of course, no "record" of the ticket.
If he does show, as I indicated previously, your best approach may be to simply negotiate with the officer. You would point out your very clean driving record and what you do for a living. Also, hopefully you were each very respectful towards the other and the officer has no animosity or hard feelings about the incident. In that situation, officers will typically be willing to work with the person to find an agreeable result.
All things considered, I would suggest you could likely obtain just about any reasonable result with a stipulation from the officer.
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That is certainly possible. The vast majority of cases are resolved through negotiations and your excellent driving record should go a long way in helping you obtain a favorable outcome here.
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