How can I get a speeding ticket dismissed?

I got a ticket going 17 above the speeding limit.

Asked on November 12, 2015 under General Practice, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1) If you have a clean record, the prosecutor will often let you bargain to a lesser offense--possibly even a no-points offense.
2) If you fight the ticket and the officer does not show up the day of the trial (not usually the initial appearance; they will typically schedule a trial after the first day, when you show up to plead not guilty) and does not have a good excuse (e.g. injured, sick,  or in hospital), the court may dismiss the case, but be warned: this very rarely happens.

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