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What are the consequences of just paying a traffic ticket for 40 in a 25 VS trying to get a reduction of the speed? No violations in many years.

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

In Maine

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

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Trying to reduce the driving and insurance points. Also would taking a safe driving course help?

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Traffic Law
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Traffic Lawyer: CriminalDefense, Attorney replied 3 months ago
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Traffic Lawyer: CriminalDefense, Attorney replied 3 months ago

Good afternoon. Just paying it is an admission of guilt and points can be assessed. If you are trying to reduce this and avoid points, It is certainly in your best interest to retain a traffic ticket defense attorney to represent you. 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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Traffic Lawyer: CriminalDefense, Attorney replied 3 months ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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