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Understanding Speeding Tickets: Myths and Facts

Speeding tickets are a common issue that many drivers face. However, there are several myths and misconceptions about speeding tickets that can lead to costly fines and even license suspension. 

"I can outrun the police if I'm speeding."

This is a common myth that can lead to serious consequences. Not only is it dangerous to try and outrun the police, but it can also result in additional charges such as reckless driving or even felony charges. It's always best to pull over and cooperate with the police.

"I can talk my way out of a speeding ticket."

While it's true that being polite and respectful to the police officer can help, it's not a guarantee that you won't receive a ticket. The best way to avoid a speeding ticket is to follow the speed limit and drive safely.

"I can ignore a speeding ticket and it will go away."

Ignoring a speeding ticket can lead to even more severe consequences. If you don't pay the fine or appear in court, your license can be suspended, and you may even face arrest. It's essential to address the ticket promptly.

"I can fight a speeding ticket on my own."

While it's possible to represent yourself in court, it's not recommended. A criminal defense attorney can help you understand your options and build a strong defense. They can also negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges or fines.

"I can't afford a criminal defense attorney."

Many criminal defense attorneys offer payment plans or flat fees to make their services more accessible. Additionally, fighting a speeding ticket can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly fines and insurance premium increases.

Speeding tickets can be a frustrating and costly experience. However, understanding the myths and facts surrounding speeding tickets can help you avoid further consequences. If you do receive a speeding ticket, it's essential to address it promptly and consider hiring a traffic attorney to help you fight the charges. At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., we specialize in understanding speeding tickets and can help you navigate the legal process.

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