Should I challenge my speeding ticket?

Officer cited me for speeding 40 mph/35 mph zone then in comment box below states actual speed 54 mph/35 mph zone. I presume this to be contradicting? How can I admit guilt to

driving to different speeds at once? Also, there should not be multiple speeds when using radar?

Asked on May 27, 2016 under General Practice, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

What the officer did is to give you a break--he cited you for going fewer miles over the speed limit than you actually did, so you would get a lesser penalty. However, he then noted the actual speed in the comments to make sure the court knows that he already gave you a break by citing you for a lower speed than you were traveling at; that way, the court won't give you  further break or reduction. This would not provide grounds to challenge the ticket.

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