I just got a ticket for 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. I have not received a a ticket for at least 20 years. Should I pay the ?ticket or get an attorney ?
Lots will depend on where you are. I'm in NC (practice law here). If your record is clean for 20 years, I'd definitely ask the DA on your court date to reduce to “Improper Equipment” which is not even a moving violation. If that doesn't work, ask for a reduction to 9 over the limit (but be careful that your final speed is less than 75 MPH total!). 9 Over (and under 75) once every three years is enough to keep your insurance from going up. Of course, if this is some other state, best I can say is that you need local advice. Feel free to post your case on BernieSez. It's free and you can get advice from lawyers in your area.