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What are the potential challenges to speeding tickets?

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2021 | Traffic Violations

If you get a speeding ticket, you may just assume that you have no choice but to pay. A lot of people think of speeding tickets as a guaranteed obligation that they can’t really fight. 

Is this accurate? Or are there some ways that you could challenge a speeding ticket and potentially get it dropped?

A few of the options that you may have

Your choices may vary depending on the specifics of your situation, of course, but the following are a few options you may want to look into if they apply to your case:

Was the device used to calculate your speed calibrated correctly? You may be able to challenge the ticket if you think that the officer calculated your speed incorrectly and you actually weren’t speeding at the time.

Did the officer pull over the correct car? In some cases, an officer may clock one car that is speeding and then lose track of it in traffic. If they ended up pulling you over because you were driving a similar car, you can challenge on the grounds that you were not the one who broke the limit.

Were you in the middle of an emergency? Now, the qualifications for something to be a true emergency that warrants speeding may be high, but there are cases in which you can get out of a ticket by showing you had a good reason to go faster than the limit allowed.

If you feel like one of these applies to your case, it’s a good time to look into all of your legal options. You may have more than you think.