Boston Speeding Ticket Myths
Almost all drivers at some point in their life has been stopped by a police officer. With that ticket comes advice from people on how you can beat that ticket. Some of the advice is good but most of it is junk. I have been practicing this area of law for years now and during that time I have heard it all and wanted uncover some of the common myths that people think will beat their speeding ticket.
Speeding Ticket Myth: My Citation is incorrect so the ticket is will be dismissed.
Speeding Ticket Myth: There is not way to win a speeding ticket
Speeding Ticket Myth: If the police officer does not show up I win.
In a judge’s appeal or the second hearing if the officer who wrote the ticket does not appear the judge may consider your request to dismiss the ticket. In some cases with good reason an appeal could be rescheduled if the officer does not appear.
Speeding Ticket Myth: The Officer Never Asked Me to Sign the Ticket
Massachusetts courts have ruled that it is a good practice to have a driver sign they ticket it is not a requirement. I have yet to see a successful case made solely on the basis that the driver did not sign the ticket.
Speeding Ticket Myth: I Don’t Have to Fight or Pay and Out of State Ticket
Speeding Ticket Myth: The Officer Estimated My Speed
Boston Speeding ticket Lawyer
If you have been given a speeding ticket you should consult with a Speeding Ticket Attorney. Patrick Donovan has represented clients in Boston and in over fifty courts in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan was asked by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education to chair a seminar training lawyers on how to try your first case in traffic court. Attorney Donovan gladly offers a no obligation consultation. Call 617 479-1800 today.