I just got a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 65 yesterday afternoon. My toddler was on the car. I was having marrital issues. I was angry and didn't realize I was goin 81. I was angry and driving 3 hours away to stay at family's and wanted to get there before it got dark. Again, it was just me and my almost 2 year old. The officer gave me a court date (no fine) because I was “going so much over” it is up to the judge. I have to appear in Pottsboro , NC court. Can't remember the last time I got a speeding ticket or any ticket for that matter. I don't even speed over 5 miles over and most the time I am 5 miles under. We just moved to charlotte 3 months ago. How's my case looking?
My child wasn't ON the car. He was in the backseat in his carseat! And, I
meant, Pittsboro, NC. Do I get a lawyer or defend myself? I don't want to
get arrested or be away from my son. Any advice would be appreciated.
Relax! 81 in a 65 is not a really high speed. Go to court on your court date and explain what happened to the DA. He can either give you a reduction to 74/65 (which, with a clean record, is enough to keep your license AND keep your insurance from going up) or give you a reduction in the charge to Improper Equipment (IE) which is not even a moving violation. By all means DO NOT simply plead guilty as it is since that will likely cause license revocation AND insurance escalation. Good luck!