How to Fight a Florida Speeding Ticket?
A speeding ticket is Florida is more than just a minor aggravation. The effects of a Florida
speeding ticket can be felt for years in the form of higher insurance costs, and employability. Hundreds of thousands of speeding
tickets are given in Florida each year. Some people just pay it, but if you know how to fight it maybe you should.
If you decide to fight the speeding ticket then this article is for you. It is a brief guide
that deals with how you can fight your Florida speeding ticket.
a speeding ticket is a civil violation. If you intend to fight it, first, look at the charging document (the ticket itself)
and check to make sure that it was filled out properly. Was it signed by you? Was it signed by the Officer? Was a valid statute
Second, check which Florida statute section the officer used to determine
if you are being properly charged. Florida has three different statutes dealing with speeding.
Then, review the rules on the particular speed detection device that was used. There are several types of speed detection
devices in use by police in Florida. Whatever the detection method, there are strict rules governing admissibility of evidence.
Finally, verify that all time deadline requirements were met. Was the ticket filed timely?
Was your right to a speedy trial violated?
If a legal basis exists you can
move the Court to have the case thrown out. If it is granted you will have no points on your record, and no court
Many times it makes more sense to hire an experienced speeding
ticket attorney to fight the speeding ticket for you then fight it yourself.