How To Get A Judge To Dismiss A Speeding Ticket – The Easy Way

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How To Get A Judge To Dismiss A Speeding Ticket

Speeding is a serious offense. Speeding is also a common legal problem. In both cases, getting a judge to dismiss a speeding ticket can be difficult. It’s never easy to get a Judge to Dismiss a speeding ticket. However, there are a few effective ways that you can use to get your shot at getting a judge to dismiss a speeding ticket.

The first thing that you need to do is understand the basics of how a judge decides whether to dismiss or reduce a speeding ticket. The second thing is to understand that most Judges aren’t going to dismiss a speeding ticket. In fact, the only way that you can get a Judge to reduce or dismiss a speeding ticket is if it is extremely unusual.

How To Get A Judge To Dismiss A Speeding Ticket?

A judge will rarely dismiss a speeding ticket. However, if you have a good reason, you can get a judge to dismiss your speeding ticket. Here are 10 ways:

  1. Make a reasonable argument that your speed was not unreasonable and that you did not break the law.
  2. Have witnesses who will testify that there was no traffic in front of or behind you at the time of the incident.
  3. Request that the officer’s notes be limited to what he actually wrote down on his ticket and that he doesn’t include any other information in his notes such as “I saw him go by at 80 miles per hour” or “He looked like he was racing another car” or “I thought he might be doing 100 miles per hour because the car was so new and shiny,” etc. This will make it harder for him to prove it is reasonable for him to think your speed was unreasonable based on your car.
  4. Ask the judge to order a new trial if the officer did not read the law to you properly or if he made any mistakes in his testimony during the trial.
  5. Request that a police officer testify as a witness for you on your behalf at your future court date and ask him or her to explain why he/she believes it is reasonable for him/her to think that you were going 80 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone, etc. If this fails, request that the officer do this again on another date at a different time of day when you are not present and ask him or her to read from his notes what he wrote down about your speeding incident. This will make it harder for him to remember what was written down in his notes since it will be different from what he said during his testimony at your trial.
  6. Get an expert witness on speed studies such as an engineer who can testify that there is no safe way to go over the speed limit in that particular zone.
  7. If you have a criminal history, tell the judge that you are not a danger to others on the road and that you will never do it again.
  8. Ask for a trial by jury if you want to present your case to the judge.
  9. Request that the officer give you two separate written speeding tickets and make him write on both of them that he is issuing both tickets as well as stating why he believes both of your speeds were unreasonable. This will make it harder for him to remember what was written down in his notes since it will be different from what he said during his testimony at your trial. Also, get him to sign both of them so there is no confusion between which ticket was issued first and which ticket was issued last – so he can’t testify at your trial that one ticket was issued first while the other ticket was issued later after he testified at your trial that the two were issued at the same time.
  10. If you have an attorney, make sure he or she is present when you are testifying during your trial. This will make it harder for the officer to say that you were not listening to what he had to say when he was giving his testimony at your trial.

Why Does A Judge Dismiss A Speeding Ticket?

  • The defendant was not operating a motor vehicle at the time of the incident.
  • The defendant was not operating a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the incident.
  • The officer has no reliable evidence that the Defendant was speeding or committing any other traffic offense
  • The officer did not witness Defendant commit any traffic violation or give any reliable testimony regarding the speed of Defendant’s vehicle at the time of his arrest, or to support his written report.
  • The officer had no reason to believe that anyone in violation of law was in custody and was available for questioning by an off-duty police officer when he stopped me on my way home from work and that I would be willing to give him my name and address so he could issue me a ticket for speeding while driving on a highway, even though I did not actually drive on a highway while going home from work; therefore, there is no reliable evidence that I was speeding at the time of my arrest.
  • The officer did not witness Defendant commit any traffic violation or give any reliable testimony regarding the speed of Defendant’s vehicle at the time of his arrest, or to support his written report. (This is often referred to as a “No Ticket” case)
  • The officer did not have a valid reason to stop me on my way home from work, such as that I was driving too slowly while turning left after making a right turn; therefore, there is no reliable evidence that I was speeding at the time of my arrest.
  • The officer did not witness the Defendant commit any traffic violation or give

Conclusion

Getting a judge to Dismiss a speeding ticket is not an easy task. In fact, getting a Judge to reduce or dismiss a speeding ticket is very rare. However, there are a few effective ways that you can get a shot at getting a judge to Dismiss a speeding ticket. The first thing that you need to do is understand the basics of how a judge decides whether to Dismiss or reduce a speeding ticket. The second thing is to understand that most Judges aren’t going to dismiss a speeding ticket. In fact, the only way that you can get a Judge to reduce or Dismiss a speeding ticket is if it is extremely unusual.

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