What do I do info on my speeding ticket is incorrect?

Ticket states I was going 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, when it was actually a 55 mph zone. I have pictures to prove it is a 55 mph zone. Is this worth fighting?

Asked on June 24, 2017 under General Practice, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It is worth bringing this to the prosecutor's and/or judge's attention: you do this by showing up for court on the given trial date, bringing your evidence with you. This will not result in the ticket being dismissed entirely, since you clearly did speed (68 mph exceeds either speed limit), but it may very likely result in the ticket being downgraded to only 13 mph over the limit, not 23 mph, which is few points and a lower fine.


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