What Do You Do About a Speeding Ticket?
One of the most common traffic citations is the speeding ticket. Almost everyone gets one at some point in their life, and most people plead guilty and pay the ticket, regardless of the circumstances. Many don’t know that speeding tickets have a tremendously negative impact on your driving record and can cause your auto insurance rates to go through the roof. People have even lost their drivers’ licenses over speeding tickets. More importantly, most don’t know that you can fight a speeding ticket, and with the right attorney, you have a very good chance of succeeding.
There are some situations where a speeding ticket has even worse consequences than a simple fine. If you are speeding in a school zone or construction zone – or if you’re going more than 20 miles over the posted speed limit in any area – you might even face a jail sentence. This is where it is imperative to have a traffic lawyer to represent your best interests and protect your rights.
What Can a Speeding Ticket Lawyer Do For You?
What people don’t realize is that Missouri, like many states, is cracking down on drivers that drive at an excessive speed (i.e. usually 20+ miles per hour over the speed limit), speed through construction zones, or get caught speeding in a school zone. In many instances, prosecutors and judges are asking for (and oftentimes receiving) jail time. Having a lawyer on your side can help. An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can work with prosecutors and judges to find creative solutions that may prevent you from going to jail, help you avoid points on your driving record, and negotiate your fine.
There are many ways that a speeding ticket attorney can do to help you and improve your situation. For example, there are ways to get around a jail sentence with an alternative that could even spare your driving record and minimize the amount that you have to pay in fines. You might end up with an order to take drivers’ education classes or with a shortened term of unsupervised probation. In this way, you could avoid getting points on your license and pay no more than the court costs. The important thing here is that you avoid getting any further traffic citations during your probation.
Contact Cornerstone Law Firm
The attorneys at Cornerstone Law Firm have the experience and knowledge to ensure that your speeding ticket has the least possible negative impact on your driving record and your wallet. Contact us today for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.