If you were in an auto accident and the police officer gave you a speeding ticket without knowing if you were speeding or not, hire a lawyer to fight the ticket. It's bad enough you are already dealing with the cost and the injuries from the accident, but you shouldn't have to get points on your license as well.
If you are almost positive you weren't speeding during that time, there are a few ways you may be able to prove your innocence. With the help of you lawyer you can use the evidence to get the ticket dropped.
Black Box Data Recorder
The black box data recorder is a device you may have under the hood recording all of your movements behind the wheel. The recorder would have recorded how fast you were driving at the time of the impact. This will also provide information showing if you were wearing a seat belt, if the air bag went off, if you were using the brakes, and whether you had a blinker on.
If this will show that you weren't going above the speed limit and you don't deserve a ticket, you should be able to get the ticket dropped. You may need a court order to access this box, or to see the other driver's box. Their black box may show they were speeding and driving recklessly, and this can change the case completely.
If there was a camera on the stoplights near the accident, a security camera at a local store that caught the scene, or some other type of recording device at an ATM or somewhere around you, it might show you were driving with the flow of traffic. The tape could show you weren't speeding, and you aren't to blame for what happened.
If the police didn't take the time to interview all of the eyewitnesses that were around when the accident took place, these could be useful. Your lawyer may want to talk with eyewitnesses to see what they have to say about your driving and alleged speeding, and they may be willing to make a statement to help your case.
A ticket is going to increase your auto insurance costs, and it's going to put points on your license. Talk with a lawyer (such as one from Hornthal Riley Ellis & Maland LLP) and get the ticket dropped so you don't have any of these hassles.Share
28 January 2015
Although I am far from perfect, I have focused on abiding by the local laws for the vast majority of my life. Unfortunately, about five years ago, I realized that I was being accused of a crime that I didn't commit. I thought about letting the trial run its course, but then I realized that fighting would be important to ensure my future. I teamed up with a great lawyer, and things became much easier overnight. My legal counsel told me what to do and what to avoid, and he was able to prove the facts in a court of law. This blog is all about choosing to fight charges.