Originally Posted by Rejekt
I just got out of a speeding ticket for $300 including court costs. My lawyer got it reduced to "improper equipment" non moving violation and I didn't even have to take the day off work. I had another one 6 months earlier too that was taken care of.
And what did the lawyer charge you for this service? I'll guess it saved you the ticket and insurance costs, so maybe you saved in the long run. Traffic violations lawyers don't come cheap either.
Ask questions to the lawyer as to what he/she plans to do for you to get out of the ticket. In Florida
, you (or your lawyer) can ask the traffic court judge for a "prayer for judgement". Basically this means that if this is your first offense, they (the traffic judge) can reduce the charges, and/or drop the points. You may still pay a fine (usually reduced), but not have any points issued to you. Keeps the insurance from increasing. Very easy for a lawyer to do this for you, if
it's your first offense.
Here's where it gets tough though: if you get another ticket within two years of the first one you pleaded prayer for judgement, the state brings back the first ticket plus the new one in the way of points! Now your slammed! So with the comments of some of you, this would most likely not work, as you'd have a tough time driving your Mustang to the rules of the road.
But good luck to the OP. Hope it works out for you. If it makes you fell any better, my nephew had 16 points in two years. He lost his driving priveledges, got a special permit to drive back and forth to work only, and just recently got his full driving priveledges back. is insurrance though is still obsurdly high.