12 Apr How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Arizona
Todd Coolidge has argued on behalf of many Arizona citizens facing traffic violation charges. If you want to know how to fight a speeding ticket in Arizona, you’re not alone. Even the best of us can be found on the side of the road, getting the slip of paper handed to us through our window.
Perhaps you got pinched on that short stretch on I-17 by Cactus Road, like so many others. Now what you need to know is how to beat a speeding ticket in Arizona.
Penalties for a Speeding Ticket in Arizona
Consequences from paying a speeding ticket could be greater than just a $500 fine. If you pay the fee, you’re admitting guilt. And if convicted of criminal speeding, you will face severe charges, such as a license suspension or 30 days in jail.
If you’re caught going faster than 85 miles per hour anywhere in Arizona, you will likely receive a criminal speeding ticket. However, a bill was introduced last year (2020) looking to amend this law. If the bill becomes law, a criminal speeding ticket will be given only for exceeding 20mph over any posted speed limit.
Fighting a Speeding Ticket in Arizona
While you’re still at the traffic stop, talking to the police officer, you have the opportunity to beat your speeding ticket right there and then. You can ask how the officer clocked the speed of your vehicle and why you were pulled over. Take note of any information that could be used in your defense: traffic conditions, environment of the road, license plate on the officer’s car, or weather.
After the speeding ticket has been issued, you can first see about getting it dismissed. This is easier with civil traffic tickets. In some cases you will be eligible to take a defensive driving class. When the class is complete, the violation is dismissed and won’t show up on your record.
Arizona Attorney for Civil Traffic Tickets
If your Arizona speeding ticket cannot be dismissed, you still have a few options left to beat this thing. You also have the right to be represented by an attorney in the case of criminal traffic tickets.
Before you pay your ticket, thereby waiving your right to go to court, call Todd Coolidge. He is thoroughly experienced in handling all the minute court details. He will work to build a successful argument that sees your charge reduced or dropped.
If you’re worried about a speeding ticket, or facing a reckless driving charge, talk with Todd today.