What to Do When You Get Pulled Over for Speeding
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It’s easy to panic when a police officer flags you down by the roadside. It’s easy to be intimidated or even annoyed when you’re stopped and asked to roll down your window. But if an officer ever pulls you for speeding, it’s important to keep your head about you.
Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Try not to argue with the officer, and make sure you take a measured response to everything they say to you. This will certainly help your case, by both the roadside itself and even later on in court, if it comes to that.
When an officer pulls you over for speeding, unless they ask, it’s also important to stay within your car. Don’t get out of the vehicle for a minor infraction like this; stay right where you are, with your hands in view. Most of all, don’t remove your seatbelt, and make sure you’re in contact with the steering wheel. In doing so, you’ll help to prove your case to the officer that you’re a responsible driver.
It’s important to stay quiet as much as possible when an officer is talking to you. If you get yourself into a nervous frenzy you may end up talking loud and fast, which can draw out this process more than it needs. At the same time, you may end up incriminating yourself with any extra information. To best avoid this, use short and simple sentences, and only talk to the officer when they’ve asked a question.
Even when you only speak when spoken to, you still need to be careful about what you say to the officer. If you’re accused of speeding, and the officer tells you what speed you were going at, simply acknowledging this information is enough.
Try not to agree with them, as in doing so, you could admit fault. Of course, don’t lie to the officer, as this certainly won’t help, but don’t admit something either. After all, on the road it can be hard to constantly be aware of the speed you’re going at, or how the speed limit changes from road to road.
When the officer has allowed you to go, be sure to take some time to write down exactly what happened in your own words. It’s best to do this as soon as possible to ensure the memory is fresh in your mind. Take down where you are, what you were stopped for, as well as as much detail about the officer themselves too, including their badge number.
If you are able to, get out of the vehicle and take pictures of the surrounding area. This can help your case in court if you need to prove what the weather was like that made driving safely harder, or to even provide evidence that any speed sign posts were not visible during your time on the road.
As soon as the officer has allowed you to leave, be sure to take a moment to keep your ticket safe. Turn it over and read through the legalese on the back; you’ll be able to find instructions on what to do next here, as well as your right to contest the ticket itself.
You’ll need to be absolutely sure about what you decide to do next, so tuck the ticket away somewhere safe, such as in a wallet or in the glove box. As long as you know where it is before driving away, you’ll have a much stronger chance of getting the legal process for either paying or fighting it started quickly and efficiently.
After receiving a speeding ticket, it’s best to try to get the ticket dismissed using a trial by written declaration, rather than getting in touch with a lawyer. Not only can a lawyer be extremely expensive, but it leaves out one option before even needing to consider trial. If you were to not get the ticket dismissed using our services, then a lawyer can inform you of the likely penalty you’ll receive, but they may need to go to trial. This is especially helpful if you’ve been pulled over before, and already have a traffic ticket on your driving record.
Working with a ticket dismissal service like TicketBust, who knows traffic law inside and out, is always going to be beneficial. We can help you avoid ever needing to go to court, even if you choose to contest the ticket. However, if you’re worried about not being able to afford a lawyer’s fees, you are right to choose to work with a traffic ticket dismissal company.
TicketBust produces results in fighting all kinds of tickets. Unfortunately, this list does not include exhibition of speed citations. Your best bet in fighting one of these infractions, is to contact an attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try and reduce fines, or even to reduce the charges to a lesser infraction which could possibly qualify for traffic school.
We do however, contest infractions revolving around speeding, red lights, red light cameras, cell phones, signs (primarily stop signs), carpool violations, U-turns, out of lane violations, and commercial violations. If you receive a citation and have questions, contact us today.