Traffic Ticket Attorney

Are there Lawful Reasons for Speeding?

December 5, 2015

Speeding is the most common traffic violation committed even by the most experienced  drivers. Which of course, leads to a speeding ticket issued by the law enforcement officer. Now remember that this doesn’t constitute your guilt. You need not pay – Fight your ticket!

There are essentially three types of speed limits being enforced around the country: “absolute,” “presumed” and “basic” speed limits, but it is also important to remember that the laws for speeding vary from state to state.

But what if it was possible to avoid a ticket and the stamp on your driving record? There are some reasons which could be considered valid and legal for driving over the speed limit which your speeding ticket lawyer in Florida can use in your defense.

  • Driver’s speeding was caused because of the actions of the police or other law enforcement officers. A motorist’s claim that he exceeded the speed limit only to get away from a police car that was being driven in a rampant manner or was hurriedly switching lanes, causing him to fear an accident, can be sufficient to avoid a conviction for speeding.
  • Speeding in response to emergency. A motorist can raise a defense when an emergency made it impossible for him/her to comply with the speeding laws. But if the motorist could get away from the emergency without having to speed then the reason may not accepted as a defense. Self defense and safety of passenger can also be considered. The motorist was speeding in order to get away from any driver maneuvering haphazardly can be a valid defense.
  • Identity of the driver. There can be no conviction until the prosecution can prove that the driver behind the wheel was the defendant.
  • The vehicle identity. The radar evidence may be inaccurate because it may have captured the wrong vehicle at the time of incident. Another car in front of one might be the guilty party and this can be used in your defense.
  • Jurisdiction of law enforcement. The lack of authority of the officer, in a particular jurisdiction to enforce laws in the given place can be used in your defense. In such a state, the driver usually needs to produce evidence that the police officer didn’t have the legal authority to stop the driver for speeding.

It is critical that you understand the speeding laws in your state when you make your defense. An experienced speeding ticket lawyer like the ones at the Ticket Clinic can use these arguments effectively, and defend you in court. Call us now at 1(800) 248-2846 to know more!