Misconceptions About Fighting a Speeding Ticket

Posted By Hersem Law in Criminal & DUI

Dealing with a speeding ticket isn’t easy. You could face fines, points on your license, and other consequences that make life difficult. And the internet is full of myths and mistakes about fighting your traffic ticket and avoiding those penalties. 

Below are just a few examples of why it’s better to talk to a lawyer at Hersem Law than to try to fight your speeding ticket on your own.

Clerical Mistakes May Not Help You

Many people offer the advice that if the officer made a mistake on the ticket, you’re free to go. The potentially false idea here is that because something was incorrect on the ticket, you don’t have to face the consequences. In reality, the clerk will usually fix the clerical error, and your court date will proceed as planned. 

This strategy is only applicable if the officer made a serious mistake. For example, they may have cited you on one street, but you were actually driving on another street, which even had a different speed limit. However, defenses based on the officer getting your car color wrong, for example, may not help your case succeed. 

Keep in mind that it takes a lot of background knowledge to understand which mistakes can make or break a speeding ticket case. The attorneys at Hersem Law bring this kind of knowledge to the table.

It’s Almost Never a Good Idea to Pay the Ticket

Some people might tell you that you should just pay your ticket because the legal hassle of fighting it isn’t worth it. Those people more than likely do not know what they’re talking about.

If you pay your speeding ticket in order to avoid the ordeal of going to traffic court, you’re pleading guilty to the offense of driving over the speed limit. That means you will face the legal penalties associated with your ticket, including points on your license and an expensive fine, as well as years of increased monthly insurance costs that can add up to thousands of dollars.

Why put yourself through that when a Tampa speeding ticket attorney could fight your ticket for you and even go to court for you? Paying your ticket without fighting back is almost never a good idea. Call our firm to discuss the best way forward for your unique case. 

Don’t Ignore Your Speeding Ticket

In some cases, you might consider just simply ignoring the ticket. You might think that they’ll just slap you with a fine, and what more can they do about it? 

Unfortunately, there’s a lot they can do if you ignore your speeding ticket. For example, the fines tied to your original ticket could be increased, and a warrant with your name on it could be issued if you fail to appear in court.

Instead of ignoring the ticket, speak with a qualified lawyer at our firm. We can help you act quickly and finish your case with as positive an outcome as possible, rather than drawing it out. 

Talk to a Lawyer About Fighting Your Ticket

If you’re struggling with a speeding ticket, the internet and your friends might not be much help. There are plenty of misconceptions about fighting a speeding ticket, which range from misleading to completely untrue. That can be difficult to wade through when your court date is creeping closer. 

Instead of relying on internet advice, reach out to Hersem Law. We have the tools and resources you need when you’re fighting your ticket. We will begin with a free strategy session, where we can review your case and talk to you about your options. To begin, call 813-251-7291 or visit our website to learn more.

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Hersem Law

Hersem Law is a full-service law firm representing diverse clients throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our combination of criminal and civil law experience allows us to understand all of our clients' needs and ensure their objectives are met. We're always working toward the most effective, immediate resolution while taking precautions to avoid potential problems. Attorney Christopher Hersem is a native Floridian and Tampa speeding ticket lawyer who was born and raised in Clearwater. He is dedicated to helping Floridians win their cases.When you need a defense attorney in Tampa, give our firm a call.... View full business profile here: Hersem Law

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