No one wants to see flashing police lights in their rearview mirror. Many drivers who receive a moving violation citation pay their tickets without argument because they're worried about speeding ticket lawyer cost or other investments of time and money. Unfortunately, that choice might result in fines, driving record points, or even license suspension. Overall, you might want to contest that ticket. Here are five ways to defend yourself.
1. Facts Win, Not Opinions
In deciding to issue a citation, police officers rely on both facts and opinions, and opinions are easier targets. For example, if the officer cites you for unsafe driving, it's possible to question the officer's opinion that your driving was "unsafe." If the cars around you were moving in excess of the posted limit, a reasonable person might conclude that it would be reckless to slow down and impede the flow of traffic. Be on the lookout for "judgment words."