If you are pulled over for speeding and issued a citation legally, you do not need a lawyer unless youare also cited for reckless driving. Speeding tickets are fairly straight forward, but for the most part,you have the right to pay the ticket through mail or else dispute the charge against you. Afterstudying law, I learned that anyone who pleas guilty on speeding tickets subjects himself tounnecessary punishment from the law, since most speeding tickets can be dismissed.
Courts do not like to waste time and taxpayer dollars on petty crimes. To dispute a speeding ticket,you must within 10 days in most instances write a letter of dispute with the ticket number includedin the letter, as well as your reasons for disputing the charges. In the written dispute, you mustinclude ticket numbers, the date the ticket was received, the “act and section of the defense,” andyour personal information. Thus, it depends on the state, but for the most part, states have a writingaddress where the dispute can be mailed. Check with your local county clerk to learn where to mailthe dispute form.
After you have completed the dispute form, you will then wait to hear from the proper authorities,which will mail you a letter stating the date that your hearing will start. Make sure you attend thehearing and try to be at the courtroom at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the court hearing.When the judge asks you how you plea, make sure you plead not guilty. At this point the judge willdecide if your case is worthy of continuance and may possibly throw out the case; otherwise, youmay be summoned to appear at another hearing at which your case will be decided.