Should I fight this ticket

I recieved a ticket for speeding 70 in a 55. I was in the left hand lane, there
were two vehicles in the right hand lane and I was approximately halfway between
them, very slowly gaining on the vehicle in front meaning they were also going
roughly 65, assuming I was going 70. The officer pulled out, turned his lights
on and I pulled over ASAP there was a guard rail, so I waited until we passed
it. Upon recieving my ticket and pulling out, the upcoming speed sign said 65. I
don’t believe I was going 70, although I was clearly going over the limit of
’55’, as were the other two vehicles. Is this worth fighting?

Asked on May 29, 2017 under General Practice, Georgia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There are defenses that can be enlisted when fighting  speeding ticket. However, trying to go it alone can be intimindating. If you are serious about fighting this ticket, you can retain an attorney who handles these type cases. The cost of counsel might be less than you think and in the long run, less than not fighting it. Here is a link to an article that will explain more:  https://law.freeadvice.com/general_practice/traffic_law/fighting-speeding-ticket.htm

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It does not matter if other cars were also speeding: that is no defense to your speeding. The law is clear that no matter how many other people were violating the law, you are liable for your own violation.
You probably cannot win if you "fight" it, therefore, but if you show up at court, have an otherwise clean record, and speak to the prosecutor respectfully, not denying your speed (since you can't) but stating that given traffic speed, you were not aware you were going that fast, since you were only slowly overtaking other cars, there is a reasonable chance he/she will let you plead to a lesser offence/fewer miles over the speed limit.


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