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I received a criminal speeding ticket and im really

I received a criminal...

I received a criminal speeding ticket and im really concerned about what is going to happen. I recently sent letter to judge requesting extension date and possibility of taking defensive driving class. He granted extention date but no to class. What is going to happen to me?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Im really concerned that criminal charge being on my record. I live in Arizona (Maricopa County)

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

I cant afford a lawyer

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I can't tell you what is going to happen to you. I can only tell you what the possible penalties are. The decision is ultimately up to the presiding judge as to what happens.

So please provide me with the specific offense code and name of the offense.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
28-701.02A3 ARS Exceed 85 MPH
Criminal Traffic
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I was traveling the speed of 102 in posted 75 on highway I10 in Maricopa County (Arizona).
There was no collidion, or fatalities.

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ANSWER: OK, don't worry too much about this. This is a Class 3 misdemeanor, which is the lowest category of criminal offense.

The penalty is a maximum of 30 days in jail, 1 year of probation and a $500 fine plus surcharges. If this is your first offense, it's possible that you'll end up only having to pay a fine and on probation of some sort.

I would definitely get you a traffic lawyer to help you with this case, in order to ensure the best chance of getting the lowest possible penalty allowed under law: the fine.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
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So I contacted a traffic lawyer like you said. Is $1,500 The average normal fee for lawyer to represent criminal traffic ticket?

Unfortunately, I would not know that information. Lawyers charge different rates across the country, depending on the market and the specific situation. You should call around to different attorneys to see what they charge.

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