What to Do After a Speeding Ticket

It can be difficult to avoid falling into a panic when you see those flashing red and blue lights behind you on the highway. Getting a speeding ticket is no fun, but what you do during and after you’ve been issued a ticket can affect your driving record and the eventual cost of the ticket (hint: find a traffic lawyer who serves Bordentown, NJ, and other local areas). Some of the most important things to remember if you are pulled over for speeding include…

  • Stay quiet and respectful. Try to be as unremarkable as possible while you are being pulled over. Speak as little as possible, as anything that you say can be used against you should you decide to fight the ticket. Do ask the officer what method he or she used to determine that you were speeding, and record the date, time, and details of your pulling over after the officer has issued you a ticket.
  • Consider fighting the ticket. When you’ve been issued a speeding ticket, the most obvious next step would be to just pay the ticket and be done with it. However, this can actually cost you more in the long run. Speeding tickets can cost up to $2,500 depending on how fast you were going and how many points you have on your license. In addition to more points, your insurance will also likely raise following a speeding ticket. In many cases, it is actually better to fight the ticket in court.
  • Start building a case. Your best chance to beat a speeding ticket is to gather evidence that you weren’t speeding. This can include dashcam footage, or proving that the speed limit sign was obscured when you were pulled over. Witness testimonies, questioning the functionality of the equipment the officer used to justify pulling you over, and GPS data can all be used to make your case in court.

Does this sound like too much to handle on your own? The team at the Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP can help you coordinate a defense that can help you to minimize the penalty associated with your speeding ticket. Anyone who needs assistance deciding on the best next steps after receiving a speeding ticket is encouraged to pay the Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP a visit at http://zapicchilillerllp.com to learn more about their current options. The firm also handles DUI defense for those in Bordentown, NJ, and other local areas.