What should I do with a Super Speeder ticket?

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What should I do with a Super Speeder ticket?

I was going 90 on I-85 when the speed limit is
70. What should i do to reduce the citation and
insurance increase?

Asked on September 2, 2019 under General Practice, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Yes, paying it is an admission of guilt: by paying, you plead guilty to the offense.
There is almost never a good defense to a speeding ticket: the police can almost always prove to the court's satisfaction that you were speeding. (Not surprisingly, if you go to court and dispute what the police say, the court will almost always believe the trained, sworn, and no-personal-stake-in-the-outcome police officer over a driver trying to avoid a ticket.)
But if you go to court, there is a good chance that you will be offered a favorable plea deal, such as to going a lower number of miles over the limit. So if you go to court, it is likely (but not guaranteed) that you can reduce the fines and points on your license. You need to decide if spending probably 2 - 4 hours in court, plus travel time to/from court, is worth the chance (but not certainty) of reducing, but not eliminating, your liability.


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