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#AskALawyer Show 15: Can You Beat a Speeding Ticket with the Wrong Citation?

This week’s question is all about traffic tickets. Specifically, a client wants to know what one can do when the cop cites you for the wrong thing.

Here’s a great example:

Let’s say you are driving on the highway. You are driving too fast – 65 in a 60 mph zone. The cop pulls you over and gives you a ticket. You go and look the ticket up, though, and realize that he cited you for driving too fast for conditions, which doesn’t really apply in this situation.

Can you beat a speeding ticket in that scenario?

Watch the video to find out!

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Traffic Lawyer Secrets: Why Do I Give Them Away?

I do a show every week called The #AskALawyer Show. In that show, I invite people to ask me questions about anything they want.

This week’s question was about traffic tickets. Specifically, a listener wanted to know why a traffic lawyer, like myself, would want to give away my secrets for beating traffic tickets again and again.

I thought it was a great questions, so I took a couple of minutes and answered it.

Enjoy!

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Website: http://emeraldcitylawgroup.com
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Car Accident Lawyer Website: http://emeraldcitypi.com
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How to Beat a Speeding Ticket: Radar Gun Certification

Get a speeding ticket and feel like you’ve got no chance to beat it because the cop caught you by using a radar gun? That may not be the case. Read below for a tip on how to beat a speeding ticket by making sure the radar gun certification is correct.

Highlights:

    0:30 #1 reason people get stopped for speeding

    0:39 What to do if you get a speeding ticket

    0:45 One thing a traffic attorney always checks when fighting a speeding ticket

    0:55 Why radar gun certification is important in your speeding ticket case

    1:10 Requirements to admit radar gun readings into evidence

A Bad Radar Gun Certification Can Invalidate the Reading

Cop with radar gun

Speed measuring devices (radar guns, laser guns, etc.) are used by cops every day. We all know about them. And they are responsible for the issuance of thousands of speeding tickets.

But, the same use of these radar guns is also the reason many traffic tickets are dismissed every year.

Speed measuring devices are considered to be scientific instruments by the courts. Because of that, the prosecutor has to present some very specific information to the court for the court to accept the results as valid.

Knowing what that stuff is the prosecutor has to present is how you can beat this ticket.

One of the things the prosecutor has to demonstrate (and the topic of the video) is that the officer checked the calibration of the radar gun before and after his shift. They have to do this to ensure the speed measuring device was working properly during the shift.

If he forgets to do that, or forgets to note that in his report, you’ve got a great argument for dismissal of your speeding ticket.

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About Me: Christopher Small is not just another pretty face. He’s an attorney with Emerald City Law Group Inc. and part of their team of great traffic attorneys. If you need help with a traffic ticket call us at 206.651.4245.


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What to do when You get a Speeding Ticket with a Deferral Pending

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In this episode of the podcast I talk about what to do when you get a speeding ticket (or other moving violation while you have a deferral pending.

Highlights:

00:20 – Definition of deferred traffic ticket.

01:15 – What you should do if you get a new speeding ticket while on deferral.

01:45 – What a traffic attorney can do for you in this situation.

02:04 – One strategy we use to help you win your deferral AND your new speeding ticket.

Getting a Speeding Ticket While a Deferral is Pending Brings Double Trouble

speeding ticket lawyer

The deferral is supposed to be used as a last resort (I know we typically do everything we can to avoid using deferrals for our clients). You can only use one every seven years, and you are basically making a deal with the court where you automatically lose if you find yourself in front of a cop that wants to be a jerk and write you a speeding ticket for 5 miles over the limit.

Today we’re talking about some strategies you can use if you find yourself in that precarious position of getting a new traffic ticket while you have a deferral pending. There are some things that can be done to both beat the new ticket and keep the deferral with the old ticket, but you’ve got to know what you’re doing.

In this Episode I Talk About:

  • What a deferred ticket actually is;
  • Why getting a new speeding ticket while a deferral is pending is double the trouble;
  • Some strategies we use to win both the deferral AND the new ticket; and
  • Much much more!

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Just Say No to Paying Your Speeding Ticket

In this episode of The Ultimate Traffic Lawyer Podcast I talk about why paying your speeding ticket is a bad idea. Highlights: 00:24 – How paying a speeding ticket can hit you right in the wallet. 00:40 – How a speeding ticket can follow you around for 3 years. 01:18 – How you can save […]
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A Traffic Attorney Explains what a Traffic Infraction Really Is

In this episode of The Ultimate Traffic Lawyer Podcast I talk about what it really means to be cited with a “traffic infraction” by the cops. Highlights: 00:30 – Does traffic infraction mean your insurance rates will be affected? 00:44 – traffic infraction defined. 01:03 – how to find out if your traffic infraction is […]
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Why We Don’t Fix Parking Tickets!

In this episode of The Ultimate Traffic Lawyer Podcast I talk about why we don’t fix parking tickets. You would think, because our name is Emerald City Traffic Defense, that we would help people with all kind of tickets – even parking tickets. If you thought that, however, you would be wrong. We don’t fix […]
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Why Judges Do Not Care Why You Were Speeding

In this episode of The Ultimate Traffic Lawyer Podcast I talk about why judges do not care why you were speeding. This week’s episode is based off a client call I received recently. It’s one I get quite often, so I thought I’d share the question, and my answer, with all of you. That way […]
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What Not to Say to the Cops When Stopped for Speeding

In this episode of The Ultimate Traffic Lawyer Podcast I talk about what to say to the cops when you get stopped for speeding. This does not happen too often, but it happens enough that it warrants a podcast episode. What usually happens when you get pulled over by the cops for speeding? They ask […]
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How to Avoid a Cell Phone Ticket

In this episode of The Ultimate Traffic Lawyer Podcast I talk how to avoid a cell phone ticket. Last week my wife got a cell phone ticket. I’ve told her time and time again that she needs to figure out a hands free solution to her driving and cell phone talking. She wasn’t that concerned […]
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