What to do regarding a speeding/traffic violation

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What to do regarding a speeding/traffic violation

I’m looking to get advice on a traffic violation I got recently. The violation was speeding and I don’t feel that I’m guilty. I was caught going

Asked on February 16, 2018 under General Practice, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It is completely irrelevant that you were targetted and others were not: it not a legal defense to say that others were breaking the law, too, and the police are allowed to go after person A but not B--all that matters is if A was breaking the law, which you evidently were. That others were travelling the same speed affords you no defense.
If you have an otherwise clean record, the prosecutor may let you plea to a lower speed and/or lesser traffic offense (e.g. fewer points or smaller fine): discussing the matter with the prosecutor on the day scheduled for trial and seeking a favorable plea is your best bet.


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