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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
What state were you cited in?
NY - upstate
How were you clocked speeding by the officer?
Was a radar used?
Radar, Stalker Dual
It is difficult to contest speeding tickets that are based on the radar reading, however it is always a good idea to plead not guilty and to request a hearing.
The reason is that speeding conviction on your driving record would cause for your insurance premium to go up.
What would I say at the hearing? Just share my good record? Would it help me much to have it changed to 69mph rather that 71?
In many cases, the prosecutor would be willing to offer for you to enter a plea deal, where you might be able to plead guilty to a reduced moving or even a non-moving violation or at least not to have points assessed against you.
Are you planing to hire a local traffic defense attorney?
Not planning to hire one.
Basically, you would approach a prosecutor and would let him know that you wish to plead not guilty. Also if you do not believe that you were speeding at the time you would let the prosecutor know that and would bring up your perfect driving record.
Does that make sense?
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