Myths Dispelled About Speeding Ticket Loopholes
There are millions of drivers on the road at any given time worldwide and roughly 21% will be fined for speeding this year. This equates to 6.3 billion dollars in additional revenue for police departments in the US alone. There are many myths out there that say there are ways to beat the system, but speeding ticket loopholes rarely turn out to be true.
Police officers are human, but unless they get it “really” it wrong, the fine issued by the officer will stand up in court. Just because a policeman spelled Porsche wrong doesn’t mean you can beat the ticket. It would take the officer getting the make, model, license number, and a number of other things wrong in order for it to be excused by the courts.
It is said that if you pay over the amount of the fine then don’t cash the refund check, the paperwork will never get processed. This is a myth that has reappeared in recent years. Actually, the fine is processed immediately. Additionally, accounting systems have also gone high tech and rarely are refunds even issued. If you paid over the amount required they presume it was because you were riddled by guilt so don’t fall for this one.
To believe that writing a letter to the judge and not showing up on the court date, in essence delaying the trial, will result in the fine never being filed is a false assumption. Tickets are filed immediately and if an individual chooses not to show up on their appointed day they could face the maximum fine and have a bench warrant issued for their arrest.
Many people hire a lawyer in order to fight a traffic stop. Lawyers that specialize in this field often plea bargain, but rarely win. This is because if a driver was caught speeding, according to law, there is no excuse. Don’t believe that ignorance of the law will get you off either. This is not considered a valid excuse.
Some people try to talk their way out of a speeding ticket or become so emotional they believe it will sway officers. For those who have watched the reality cop shows it’s obvious they’ve heard it all. Begging, crying, screaming, sarcasm, and coming up with “emergency” reasons has not effect because they are paid to uphold the law and that includes speed limits.
There are a few things that have happened that resulted in “beating the ticket”. Both cases found were related to technology issues. In one cases the equipment had not been serviced in five years and in another case the radar technology was so new no one really understood how it worked. In the meantime, these issues have been resolved so it’s not something that can be counted on.
For the majority of drivers, fighting a traffic stop often costs more than just paying it. Rarely are these cases won, but sometimes the fine will be lowered if you show up on the appointed court date. Something like, “I’ve never had a speeding ticket before” that can be backed up with records says a lot to a judge about your level of responsibility. In the long run, if a fine is the last thing you want then you should watch the signs, slow down, and drive defensively because there are next to no speeding ticket loopholes.