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What are the chances of getting probation for a speeding ticket 55 in a 35 and careless dr

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What are the chances of getting probation for a speeding ticket 55 in a 35 and careless driving after 18 years of no violations? The officer actually stopped me in a 50 mph zone but claimed that he had been following me with lights and sirens for 3 miles that the 3 of us in the car did not see or hear even with the radio turned down low.
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Actually, your chances are very good that with a clear record for 18 years and the fact he charged you with both charges that if you plead not guilty and then ask for a conference with the prosecutor that the prosecutor at the very least will dismiss the careless and even reduce the miles over the speed limit to get you to agree to a plea on the one ticket. Of course, this depends on the mood of the prosecutor when you get to them at the time, but in most all cases, they will agree to reduce the speed to 10 over the limit and dismiss the careless, especially if you bring your witnesses with you to tell the prosecutor what you said above about never seeing lights or hearing a siren even with the radio low.

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