Traffic Law

Have Traffic Law Questions? Ask a Traffic Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I got a speeding ticket leaving my place of work at a state…

I got a speeding...

I got a speeding ticket leaving my place of work at a state prison in PA I am a state corrections officer. the issuing officer is a retired cpt at my prison we never got along he charged me with a PA 3362 fine plus 5 points from what I read in the crimes pa code. should I admit I was speeding which I was but there is no way that I was going 62 in a 35 im just trying not to get a ton of points and this was not done with a radar gun it was timing or vascar isn't there a large margin in human error for vascar

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

Pa

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?

Yes today at 1645

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
3/19/2018
Law Educator, Esq.
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 126,706
Experience: Attorney with over 24 years of law and traffic law
Verified

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

You should NOT admit to anything, this is a 5 point ticket and it sounds like it was issued as retaliation to you. You need to go into court and plead not guilty and because of the situation involving the former correctional officer, you really need to have a local attorney representing you, because local attorneys most times can negotiate the best deals and get you the biggest reduction in points and fines. Even though it was VASCAR, which has been shown in the PA courts to have a considerable margin of error. See: http://travel.3dresearch.com/prep1.html

I would suggest to you that in this case hiring an attorney is the best bet. You can even raise your prior relationship with the officer as reasons the officer may not be truthful regarding the speed claimed on the citation and in addition you would challenge the accuracy of VASCAR which has been shown to have an error margin of up to 33 mph and which even PA law recognizes is not the most accurate measure.

Please do not forget to leave positive feedback by clicking on the 5 stars at the top of your page, as the experts are not employees of the site and get no credit for spending time with customers unless they leave positive feedback. Thank you.

Law Educator, Esq.
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 126,706
Experience: Attorney with over 24 years of law and traffic law
Verified
Law Educator, Esq. and 87 other Traffic Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a traffic lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Law Educator, Esq. Your Own Question
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq., Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 126,706
126,706 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney with over 24 years of law and traffic law

Law Educator, Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Attorney

565 satisfied customers

Private practice

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

532 satisfied customers

Run my own practice.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

359 satisfied customers

I have 30 years experience in the practice of law, including representation of clients in Traffic Court.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

358 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp. with Traffic Law issues

SoloLawyer

SoloLawyer

Attorney

173 satisfied customers

I help clients deal with traffic tickets on a weekly basis.

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

160 satisfied customers

Attorney with over 17 years experience

S. Huband, Esq.

S. Huband, Esq.

Attorney

147 satisfied customers

Experienced, and knowledgeable attorney.

< Previous | Next >

Related Traffic Law Questions
I got a speeding ticket for going. 45 in a 35 and the
I got a speeding ticket for going. 45 in a 35 and the officer asked me if there was any reason why I was speeding. I told him "no" to save myself the embarrassment. I started my menstrual cycle while … read more
Thomas Swartz
Thomas Swartz
Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,898 satisfied customers
I got a speeding ticket on the highway, 87mph in a 65mph.
I got a speeding ticket on the highway, 87mph in a 65mph. The officer clocked me from a quarter mile away. After asking the officer about the reading he said that even if he showed me the laser gun it… read more
KLAW
KLAW
Juris Doctorate
2,377 satisfied customers
We are fighting a speeding ticket. The officer said I was
We are fighting a speeding ticket. The officer said I was speeding in a 35 mph zone. Do they have to show the radar gun with the speed and do they have to prove where I was speeding? Or is the burden … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I have a trial for a speeding ticket tomorrow evening, and
I have a trial for a speeding ticket tomorrow evening, and I'm a little scared because I have NO idea what to do. Can you tell me what I can expect?… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
What can I do if i got stopped in NJ and got a ticket for driving
What can I do if i got stopped in NJ and got a ticket for driving with no insurance? The car is registered in Philadelphia PA… read more
Tower Grove Lawyer
Tower Grove Lawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
283 satisfied customers
I got a speeding ticket (81 on a 65mph) in PA on November 13
I got a speeding ticket (81 on a 65mph) in PA on November 13 2012. I was pretty sure I drove slower than 80. This is also my first time getting a citation. And the radar gun was inspected on march 15,… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
Speeding Ticket in Seguin, TX I was pulled over on I-10
Speeding Ticket in Seguin, TX I was pulled over on I-10 east for speeding and a citation was handed. Officer alleged that I was doing 91mph but I was close to 75mph on 75mph speed limit. I was paying … read more
S. Huband, Esq.
S. Huband, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
147 satisfied customers
I got a ticket for 81 in a 60. They said I had to go to court
I got a ticket for 81 in a 60. They said I had to go to court because I had two priors in 2012. But I only had one prior in 2012. The other was in Dec of 2011. Beyond that, I definitely was not going … read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
PAVC 3111a Obedience to traffic control device ( 15mph in
"PAVC 3111a Obedience to traffic control device ( 15mph in school zone). Officer noted on ticket : driver exceeded clearly posted +flashing 15mph school zone. No evidence of radar or vascar used by of… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,920 satisfied customers
I received a speeding ticket in PA. I was clocked by VASCAR.
I received a speeding ticket in PA. I was clocked by VASCAR. The officer said I was doing 52 in a 35....But wrote the ticket for doing 40 in a 35. At the bottom of the ticket he wrote...."actual speed… read more
Tina
Tina
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
Received a ticket for speeding. Officer said he was doing
Received a ticket for speeding. Officer said he was doing me a favor and wrote the ticket for going 40 in a 35. at the bottom of the ticket in the "remarks" section he wrote actual speed was 52. My qu… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
My daughter received a citation for reckless driving going
My daughter received a citation for reckless driving going 80 miles in a 40 MPH zone. It occurred in the state of Pa in Delaware county. She signed the citation paid the fine and indicated not guilty … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
My 17 year old daughter got a ticket for criminal speeding.
My 17 year old daughter got a ticket for criminal speeding. Not her first speeding offense. Her third I think, though the others were not as severe. Is it a good idea to subpeona maintenance records f… read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
My son received a speeding ticket in PA for going 78 in a 40.
My son received a speeding ticket in PA for going 78 in a 40. The method used by the officer was "other". He got his license in July, 2010 and it is a junior license. Is it worth the time to go to cou… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
I recieved a speeding ticket for 55 in a 35 mph zone in West Nottingham, PA. The spe
I recieved a speeding ticket for 55 in a 35 mph zone in West Nottingham, PA. The speed limit just dropped to 35 and I did not realize it. My ticket says speed was determined by "Other" - "Spec Cal 793… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
Hi i am a resident of Clarks Summit , PA. Yesterday i was travelling
Hi i am a resident of Clarks Summit , PA. Yesterday i was travelling to Syracuse NY and on my way was stopped by a cop at I 81 N ( New Milford , PA ). The officer said i was doing 94 MPH in a 65 MPH z… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Grandson is going to college. Driving down a hill, riding
Grandson is going to college. Driving down a hill, riding his brakes an officer stops him and gives him a ticket for going 27 mph in a 25 mph zone. Would this ticket be worth getting an Attorney to he… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
I just got a ticket for speeding on a 25 mph zone. The recorded
I just got a ticket for speeding on a 25 mph zone. The recorded speed was 36. I decide to contest this ticket because this will be my first traffic ticket ever and it's going to my records if i don't.… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x