Speeding Ticket Defenses – Was The Posted Speed Limit Correct?
Figuring out the Speeding Ticket Defenses to use, means you are ready to fight. Congratulations. I’m sure you’ve gone from being pissed off to just plain determined not to be taken advantage of by the man. You know the system is rigged against you and set up to take your money. Now you are looking for strong position’s before going into court so you can WIN!
It’s absolutely essential that you have a number of strong strategies when going to court. This is because you are trying to create doubt of your guilt by punching holes in the case against you. You do this by creating doubt in many different aspects of their information. Enough doubt, and the judge will throw your ticket out.
Here are 2 key strategies to use that are overlooked quite often but very useful:
Proper Speed Limit Postings
This is one of the pretty straight forward Speeding Ticket Defenses. You need to review the scene from between the last speed limit sign and where you were pulled over. Check to see if the speed limit sign was hidden by foliage or otherwise not easily visible. If it is visible, move on to another strategy. If it is not visible, check the city codes to see what the default speed limits are for the type of road you were on before using this case. If the default is your speed limit or higher, this is a valid defense to use. You can say you were going a safe speed per the default limits since there was no visible posted speed.
Proper Speed Limit Ratings
This is one of the trickier Speeding Ticket Defenses. The state is required to officially rate all roads for a safe speed. This is so small towns can’t put up speed limits artificially low to engage in writing tickets for profit. You can request this information from the state. You may need to pay for the information depending on the states regulations. If the state rated the road higher than was posted, you can approach the prosecutor and most likely they will reduce the fine commensurate with the speed you were going. If the prosecutor won’t do this, the judge will almost always agree to the change. I know this one from experience. There was a 2 mile new exit ramp that was more like a road, which was posted 30 MPH. I was clocked doing 61. The state rated it a 45. That was a huge savings on the fine. Two months later, I noticed they replaced the sign with a 45 MPH sign.