You are headed home from work. You are trying to get home on time for a birthday party for you child. You decided to rush it little and go faster than you normally do at this time. To your dismay you hear to sirens of a police car behind you. You know that the police issue speeding tickets for how fast you were driving over the speed limit. You hope for a warning but you doubt that is going to happen. You have broken a traffic law and may be looking at traffic tickets.As the police officer pulls you over you begin think about what your legal option are in this case. You have had two speeding tickets this year and another one will mean that your license may be suspended. You decide if you are issued more than a warning you will get a legal opinion on if you should contest the ticket in court.You are issued the ticket. On the front is date that you can appear in court to contest the ticket. You politely accept the ticket and deal with the officer. After he leaves you bang your head on the steering wheel. You are going to be late for the birthday party and now have to deal with a legal proceeding.You decide to consult an attorney. You will want to choose one that specializes in defending clients against traffic and speeding tickets. You do not want to ask an attorney who specializes in family or tax law to deal with your driving issue. Attorneys specialize and you need to pick one for the area that you need.Attorneys are listed in the telephone book. They are often listed under specialties like traffic tickets. You can also ask friends and family for suggestions. Other ways to find an attorney are online and contacting the local bar association. The bar association may have a referral service for attorneys. Bar associations are organizations of attorneys.Once you have contacted some attorneys or law firms you are likely to have interviews with them. The interview is likely to be conducted by a paralegal. A paralegal has legal training but is not authorized to represent clients. Your intake interview will be reviewed and then you may get to speak with the attorney.An attorney should tell you your likelihood of success. They cannot by law promise you certain results. You will have to weigh the costs of proceeding with the case with the likelihood of success. In this case you do not want to lose your license or have it suspended.The law firm should be upfront with you about the costs of your case. You may be charged an hourly rate. A flat fee is another option. The firm is required to be clear about its billing policies before they take your case.As you sit there on the side of the road with your ticket for having broken a speeding law you have some choices to weigh. It might be worth proceeding with a legal case. It also might be the better choice to have your license suspended and not proceed in fighting it.
You ever get flagged by a Police Officer, while driving on the highway/freeway going five or ten miles per hour over the posted speed limits? Now, you weren’t swerving and you didn’t almost get into an accident, or anything like that, you were just driving a little faster than the posted speed limits, but you still get flagged for speeding and in most cases you are issued a speeding citation, in which turns out to be a big inconvenience, effecting your precious time and as well as, your limited finances. The only thing you are guilty of is doing what your car is obviously, safely capable of doing and made to do, otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to drive your car as fast as it was going or what our Government refers to as a crime of “speeding”. If a person can drive his/her car faster than the posted speed limit in a safe manner and is not putting others in danger or harms way, then what’s the problem?Many people don’t even realize that they are speeding until they get flagged. People should not be fined for just speeding. Maybe speeding with a “reckless driving” added, if that is the case, but being issued a citation for simply driving faster than posted speed limits is ridiculous, and surely not what that law was initially designed for. Not to mention, that there is no consideration for the advanced technology put into most, if not all, of today’s automobiles. We all know that stop signs mean stop, but if no one else is around, and a complete stop is not quite accomplished, also known as a rolling stop, then why would that be a violation? It was obviously safe to proceed or it would not have happened. Like being issued a citation for not signaling during a lane change, when no others cars are within view. Who would one be signaling that a lane change is about to be made? Why is that a violation of anything? Most places have cleverly invested in advanced hi-tech, yet very expensive traffic cameras to increase safety awareness by issuing citations, and many have managed to do so just before the economic financial decline. Safety, may be the assumed desirable concern, but those cameras are mostly there and in place to get your money, and in many cases, the fines are uncontestable.Traffic law was originally designed for the safe well-being of man-kind, but for many years now Government agencies have been financially capitalizing on the false intent for the sake of our safety. Many of the citations issued were not, at all, a safety concern, but an opportunity to ultimately obtain more of our hard earned money. Why else would there be so many “Parking” citations issued?Despite what your perspective Governed Law Enforcement Organization may want you to believe, Police Officers still have quotas, but not like before when they were actually required to issue a certain number of citations in a certain amount of time. We’ll call them “understood quotas”. If Police Officers don’t issue so many citations in an unknown amount of time, there will be some type of unknown, undisclosed, internal repercussion to deal with. Maybe consideration for discipline for something unrelated, or maybe they get passed on a promotion or a career opportunity, or maybe some type of black list, who knows? They may even get rewarded, by means of “employee of the month” or something for issuing an undetermined amount of citations.Whatever the potential repercussion or reward, Police Officers are well aware of the “understood” penalty/reward for not issuing or for successfully issuing their share of citations. So, instead of allowing citizens the freedom of safe driving, they issue the necessary citation(s) to fulfill the satisfaction of their perspective organization, causing, in many cases, tremendous inconvenience, and at the very least, unnecessary inconvenience. So, despite any of our perspective inconvenience(s), Police Officials are only maintaining their employment. In other words, they have to do what they get paid to do.It is a pity that the same laws that are supposed to protect us are being aggressively abused and used against us to aid in funding perspective Municipalities, Cities and Governments. Most of us pay our taxes, as well as, all the other necessary and required expenses of simply owning an automobile, but that’s not enough anymore. Especially, in today’s economic status, it is important for us to stay within the posted speed limits and obey all the other mighty traffic laws, because the Government wants and needs your involuntary money/support. Simply put, be aware, be very aware!