If you’ve recently been handed, mailed or emailed a speeding ticket, you may be under the impression that you have no choice but to the pay the fine which you’ve been dealt. However, it pays to remember that you do have options and that you can try and contest a speeding ticket which you think is unfair. If you’re interested in fighting a speeding ticket, simply continue reading to discover a few handy tips and tricks.
How to fight your way through a speeding ticket:
1. Check whether or not the policeman or woman who issued you a speeding ticket have evidence that you were driving over the legal speed limit
It’s well worth writing back to whoever issued you your speeding ticket, to ask to see proof that you were in fact driving over the legal speed limit. An example of proof could include a photo from a speed camera which clocks you at a speed which is several miles over the legal speed limit, for the area which you were driving in. As obviously the legal speed limit infant of a school will be lower than the legal speed limit on a long open road.
If the police are unable to provide you with proof that your car was speeding, you’ll easily be able to contest your ticket by writing back to the police and informing them that they have no proof that you were speeding. In most cases the police department will then cancel your speeding ticket as it’s not worth the police department’s time to chase up individual speeding tickets. Especially when they don’t have legal proof that you were driving over the legal speed limit.
2. Make sure that any pieces of photographic evidence have proof of your car’s licence plate
You’d be surprised about the number of times the police department issues tickets to the wrong driver and wrong number plate. So if the police show you a photo of your car speeding but your number plate is obscured you should be able to get off, without paying your speeding ticket.
3. Seek legal counsel in order to avoid paying an unfair fine
If the police department who issued your ticket have some form of evidence against you, it’s well worth ringing your lawyer’s office or contacting Marsh Blom
to see whether your lawyer believes that you have a case against the police department. As experienced lawyers are skilled at finding legal loop holes, to get you out of paying an expensive speeding fine.
Even if you’re okay with paying a speeding fine, you may want to contest your speeding fine in order to avoid getting demerit points against your name.
At the end of the day you should only consider paying a speeding fine in full if you don’t think that you have a shot at contesting your speeding fine. As if you collect too many demerit points you may end up temporarily having you licence suspended or revoked.
So what are you waiting for if you’ve recently been handed a speeding fine it’s well worth trying to contest it as soon as possible!
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