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Thank you. You want to review the face of the citation at this time and see if you can elect to simply pay the citation. If so, you can and it is an admission of guilt and you would pay the fine as ordered on the citation and close the case out. If you want to contest this you can and can request a court hearing. When you appear, you can raise any defenses which you may have or try and work out a plea deal. I know you shared that you thought you were going 75, not 83 but you would still be admitting to speeding, which is the basis of the violation. You can see if the court would reduce the speed and possible lower the fine but there is no guarantee. You could also retain an attorney. The first thing which they will want to do, is review the face of the citation and see if there is a legal basis to get it dismissed. If not, they will then have to look over the facts of the case and decide if it is in your best interest to work out a plea deal or to take the case to trial and make the State prove the allegation(s) against you. The officer will need to be present. If he/she fails to appear at trial, the case will likely be dismissed, unless a continuance is granted by the Judge, upon the showing of good cause. If the officer does appear, your attorney will be given a chance to cross examine them and attack their credibility. The attorney is going to want to inspect their documents and log book, to make sure that the speed measuring device was properly calibrated, that they have the citation logged and are certified to use the equipment. Moreover, they will question them about their training and experience, trying to create doubt that they may have not known what they were doing and improperly measured your speed. They will also raise any other possible defenses, which you may have, to try and obtain a finding of not guilty.
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