Speeding Ticket FAQ

Getting a speeding ticket can leave you feeling like you don’t know what to do next.

An experienced traffic ticket attorney in California can help you with that.

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Q: What should I do during the traffic stop?

A: The first thing you should do in a traffic stop is remain calm. It can hurt your ability to fight your speeding ticket if you get angry with the officer or act in a negative fashion.

 

Q: What should I do after the traffic stop?

A: The first step should always be to contact a professional traffic ticket lawyer. They will be able to advise you on what your options are and how you should proceed.

They will also make the process stress free, so it’s always worth hiring one for that reason alone.

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Q: Is it worth fighting my traffic ticket?

A: It’s always worth fighting a traffic ticket. Many counties in California have received authorization to set their traffic ticket fines higher than the state level. Speeding in a school zone could leave you with a ticket valued at a few hundred dollars.

Furthermore, if you accept the ticket you risk getting your license suspended. Four points in a single year is enough for you to lose your license in California.

 

Q: How do fines work in California?

A: Fines work slightly differently in California than other states. Counties are able to set their own penalties. It’s not controlled by the state government.

We also previously mentioned that some counties have received permission to elevate speeding fines above the state level. This means that speeding tickets can be extremely expensive in California.

 

Q: How many points will I receive?

A: It depends on the violation. Moving violations provide one point and reckless driving is worth two points. But additional points may be levied for more severe offenses.

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Q: Can an attorney really get my speeding ticket rescinded?

A: They can.

For example, if the issuing officer stopped you unlawfully or they made a mistake during the process that’s enough to get the speeding ticket removed.

An attorney may also be able to persuade a judge to allow you to attend traffic school as an alternative. This way you won’t get any points and you’ll be able to avoid the fine.

 

Q: Do I need to go to court?

A: Speeding tickets are so common that there are procedures in place to deal with them via mail. You usually don’t have to attend court.

But if you want to contest a charge, the chances are you will have no choice but to go to court. With an experienced attorney this is not a problem as they will guide you through the process.

This is another reason why you should always hire a lawyer, even though the courts do technically allow you to represent yourself.

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