Should I go to driving school before the hearing?

I received a traffic ticket doing 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. I have to go to court. This is my first ticket.

What do I do?

Asked on April 7, 2017 under General Practice, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Wait until you go to court, but when you speak to the prosecutor, state you are willing to do this. He or she may let you pled to a lesser offense (e.g. a lower speed, or a fewer-points offense) on condition that you sign up for a defense driving or similar class. Don't sign up in advance and give up the chance to get a lesser plea by agreeing to do this.

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