How to Beat a Speeding Ticket in Court


Hi, I’m Barry Kowitt, one of the attorneys here at the law firm of Unger & Kowitt today wanna talk to you question we get
asked all the time which is how to beat a speeding ticket
in court the first thing you have to know about how to beat a speeding ticket
in court is that you gotta be prepared you can’t just walk in expect to get
the case dismissed it doesn’t work that way. You have to do a little bit about to take the
ticket you receive in this case it’s a speeding ticket look
at the actual ticket look at the citation number of their and
go online either Google or somewhere else and look it up and actually read the elements that this state has listed that the
officer must prove against you in court if you don’t know that you don’t even
know where to begin so is the first place in Florida an officer will generally use
one of three ways: determine your rate of speed a radar gun
which I’m sure your familiar with. Pace clock which is when they use
the actual speedometer the vehicle they’re driving in, or VASCAR which is a time distance measuring device when they set up two
points on a road and when you go from point A to point B
the computer tells them how fast you were going. Each ticket does carry with
it a certain type a paper work and it’s your obligation to look at that
and make sure it’s accurate. I can’t tell you how many times just by
asking to look at the paperwork the officers indicate they don’t have it
and they’re going to dismiss your ticket. so that’s a nice thing to know. The other
thing is if you actually look at your ticket and you don’t see the typeof speed
measuring device the officer used that’s another way to get the case
dismissed go to the judge obviously wait for your name to be called go
to the judge and tell ’em there is no indication of how the
officer determine your rate of speed and therefore you’re due process rights were violated
because you were not able to prepare an adequate defense see what happens some judges might agree
with you and some won’t, but if you ask nicely respectfully there’s nothing no harm in asking so I
definitely think you should give that a shot. but if it is on there, talk to the officer
beforehand look at the paperwork and this is where a little bit of common sense comes
if you see something that doesn’t look right it probably isn’t right, so that’s an opportunity to go to the judge when your name gets called and say you looked at the officers
paperwork and something didn’t look right to you and show the judge. Many times the judge
will see what you’re talking about and dismiss the case so that’s another
great way to get the case dismissed hopefully a given you some good tips you
can use to get your case dismissed If, for whatever reason you’re not comfortable
going, or you prefer to have an attorney go on your behalf no problem just call the number on the
screen and we’ll see if we can help you out thanks good luck

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