Traffic Law

Have Traffic Law Questions? Ask a Traffic Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

If passing a car and excelerate to do so and then proceed to…

Customer Question
If passing a car...

If passing a car and excelerate to do so and then proceed to enter another lane which I am over the spped limit, & then process of slowing down in that lane and then get a speeding ticket. is this a valid ticket?

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

Lake county Indiana highway ( 55 speed limit ) and clocks me at 88.3 miles per hour

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

No, just pay the fine.

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

No... just wanting to know if I can lower the fine if I can or just have the ticket dropped.

Submitted: 18 days ago.Category: Traffic Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Answered in 37 minutes by:
5/31/2018
Traffic Lawyer: Nate, Attorney replied 18 days ago
Nate
Nate, Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 10,724
Experience: Eight years of fighting traffic infractions.
Verified

Thank you for your question.

The law does not make a distinction for passing when involving speed limit violations. The ticket is valid if you were clocked going over the posted speed limit for whatever reason. In fact, in this case, you could have been cited for reckless or careless driving. at over 30 mph over the posted limit, so a speeding ticket is actually not a bad result since you got caught.

If your driving record is clean the court may offer you traffic school. That would be the only way to completely defeat the ticket in this circumstance. If that isn't offered, attempt to get it reduced to a 16-25 mph over violation - that will save points on your record and insurance increase costs.

Ask Your Own Traffic Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Nate Your Own Question
Nate
Nate
Nate, Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 10,724
10,724 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Eight years of fighting traffic infractions.

Nate 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

561 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

349 satisfied customers

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

Tina

Tina

Attorney

234 satisfied customers

JD, 17 year experience including traffic law.

SoloLawyer

SoloLawyer

Attorney

173 satisfied customers

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

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

158 satisfied customers

Attorney with over 17 years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Traffic Law Questions
Can I be issued a citation for careless driving if I wasn't
Can I be issued a citation for careless driving if I wasn't the driver but it was my car being used? I received 3 citations for a minor accident involving an parked car where it was backed into and le… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a speeding ticket i wasnt speeding i was going the
I have a speeding ticket i wasnt speeding i was going the same speed as the driver on my right i remember thinking he must have his cruse control on too any way the officer wrote the wrong license pla… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,162 satisfied customers
Florida i no speed limit sign a good defense for a speeding
Florida i no speed limit sign a good defense for a speeding ticket … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
If you are are ticked for careless driving in a parkling lot
if you are are ticked for careless driving in a parkling lot who has to prove your gilt the police man who wrought the ticket or the person who called in the complanit … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I got a careless driving ticket. Went to court. Lost. Paid
I got a careless driving ticket. Went to court. Lost. Paid 10$ fine. Uber wants to deactivate me over this. Any thoughts.? In Tennessee. EJB. … read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,021 satisfied customers
I received a careless driving ticket because of an accident,
I received a careless driving ticket because of an accident, no injuries and only property damage was to my vehicle. I have not had but 1 ticket that was 38 years ago. People tell me I need to request… read more
Legal-Kal
Legal-Kal
Attorney
J.D.
600 satisfied customers
I received a traffic ticket in florida for careless driving
i received a traffic ticket in florida for careless driving if convicted will points go on my new york license? … read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,021 satisfied customers
I paid the fine for my speeding ticket and opted for the
I paid the fine for my speeding ticket and opted for the option to take traffic school. Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take the driving school course in the time allotted and I just received a … read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,021 satisfied customers
Received a speeding ticket violation VC22349()-I. Fine is
Received a speeding ticket violation VC22349(B)-I. Fine is $489 which I will pay. However, the notice I just received had the Traffic School box marked N/A. At the time if getting the ticket, the CHP … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,219 satisfied customers
I was ticketed for careless driving and have to go to court.
I was ticketed for careless driving and have to go to court. At this point can they give me a dui if I did not take a sobriety test?… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I got a ticket for careless driving with injury in Colorado
I got a ticket for careless driving with injury in Colorado Springs do I need to hire a lawyer … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I was given an $85 penalty for careless driving. Does this
Hi I was given an $85 penalty for careless driving. Does this mean that if I pay the penalty, this will be resolved? Or will I have to go to court? … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I was charged with careless driving in Denver colorado
I was charged with careless driving in Denver colorado … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
I received a ticket this morning for careless driving. Now
I received a ticket this morning for careless driving. Now when the police stopped me I asked him why did he stop me and he said I was speeding and I said, there's no way I was speeding. (I always wat… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a careless driving ticket in south dakota is it
I have a careless driving ticket in south dakota is it better to pay the ticket or fight it … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I have a careless driving ticket with personal injury
I have a careless driving ticket with personal injury checked off in NJ . There was an accident. Officers were not present. They wrote up report based on drivers statements … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,162 satisfied customers
I received a careless driving citation. I appear in court in
I received a careless driving citation. I appear in court in a week. What will happen. Will I have a criminal record?… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
I want to fighting a careless driving & disregard traffic
I want to fighting a careless driving & disregard traffic lane (single) ticket in Pennsylvania and the court date is on Monday i need advice?… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,162 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