What To Do If You Get an Over 30 MPH Speeding Ticket
Speeding tickets can be a significant bump in your day if you are in a rush to complete all of your errands. You are given 30 days to elect one of three options after receiving a speeding ticket:
- You can set the case for a hearing to contest the allegations in the citation.
- You can pay the ticket.
- You can choose the clerk’s option, meaning you can take a driver improvement course to remove the points off your license.
Our traffic defense lawyers can represent you if you get a speeding ticket of more than 30 miles per hour.
Paying the Ticket or Taking a Driving Course
Paying the ticket is the most convenient option, and can avoid the time and effort required to challenge it. Before choosing this option, though, consider that points will still go on your record; and once points appear on your license, your car insurance rates will almost always go up. You also need to pay the fine on time to avoid additional fees.
Taking a defensive driving course is inexpensive and does not take much time. While the ticket will not be dismissed or removed by taking one of these courses, the points will be removed from your driving record.
What if I Went 30 MPH Over Speed Limit?
If you choose to hire a criminal defense law firm, we usually elect the option for you and set the case for a hearing as your best option. However, if you are caught going 30 MPH above the speed limit, you have no choice but to set the case for a hearing.
At this point, you should hire a defense attorney to represent you at the hearing. During the hearing, the attorney will approach the officer to see if there is any objection to withholding the points. Typically, your presence at court is not necessary for standard run-of-the-mill speeding tickets. If you receive a ticket that claims you were going 30 MPH over the speed limit, it is recommended that you show up to the hearing. This shows the officer and the judge that you are committed to finding the best resolution.
You can take various options depending on the type of ticket received. But if you were going more than 30 miles per hour above the speed limit, talk to The Umansky Law Firm for representation.