How to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

How to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

What is the first thing you should do when you get pulled over for speeding?

What is the first thing you should do when you get pulled over for speeding?

What should I say to the officer when I am pulled over for speeding?

What should I say to the officer when I am pulled over for speeding?

Is signing the summons an admission of guilt?

Is signing the summons an admission of guilt?

What is the first thing you should do before you go to traffic court?

What is the first thing you should do before you go to traffic court?

What if I think my speedometer is wrong?

What if I think my speedometer is wrong?

When do I need a lawyer in a speeding ticket case?

When do I need a lawyer in a speeding ticket case?

Should I get a copy of my driving record before traffic court?

Should I get a copy of my driving record before traffic court?

Should I go to driving school before I go to traffic court?

Should I go to driving school before I go to traffic court?

How will I know what is going to happen when I go to traffic court?

How will I know what is going to happen when I go to traffic court?

How should I plead in traffic court?

How should I plead in traffic court?

How can I challenge the radar gun result?

How can I challenge the radar gun result?

What happens in a speeding ticket trial?

What happens in a speeding ticket trial?

Are there any rules of evidence that could help me in a speeding ticket trial?

Are there any rules of evidence that could help me in a speeding ticket trial?

I have heard about an over-paying loophole, does this work?

I have heard about an over-paying loophole, does this work?

How To Fight A Speeding Ticket

How To Fight A Speeding Ticket

I have heard about an over-paying loophole, does this work?

I have heard about an over-paying loophole, does this work?

Are there any rules of evidence that could help me in a speeding ticket trial?

Are there any rules of evidence that could help me in a speeding ticket trial?

What happens in a speeding ticket trial?

What happens in a speeding ticket trial?

How can I challenge the radar gun result?

How can I challenge the radar gun result?

How should I plead in traffic court?

How should I plead in traffic court?

How will I know what is going to happen when I go to traffic court?

How will I know what is going to happen when I go to traffic court?

Should I go to driving school before I go to traffic court?

Should I go to driving school before I go to traffic court?

Should I get a copy of my driving record before traffic court?

Should I get a copy of my driving record before traffic court?

When do I need a lawyer in a speeding ticket case?

When do I need a lawyer in a speeding ticket case?

What if I think my speedometer is wrong?

What if I think my speedometer is wrong?

What is the first thing you should do before you go to traffic court?

What is the first thing you should do before you go to traffic court?

Is signing the summons an admission of guilt?

Is signing the summons an admission of guilt?

What should I say to the officer when I am pulled over for speeding?

What should I say to the officer when I am pulled over for speeding?

What is the first thing you should do when you get pulled over for speeding?

What is the first thing you should do when you get pulled over for speeding?

How to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

How to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

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Steve Duckett

Steven L. Duckett, Jr., P.C.

www.duckettlaw.com  

703-691-2900

Steven L. Duckett, Jr. was born and raised in the DC suburbs of Northern Virginia.  He attended Paul VI High School (1990), University of Richmond (1994) and Valparaiso University School of Law (1997).  Mr. Duckett has spent the entirety of his legal career practicing in criminal and traffic law.  He created the law firm of Steven L. Duckett, Jr., P.C. in April 2001. 

What if I think my speedometer is wrong?

Attorney Steve Duckett discusses what to do if you think your speedometer might be wrong and you want to fight your speeding ticket.

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Host: What if I think my speedometer is wrong?

Steve Duckett: Well, if you're charged with speeding and you think that your speedometer might not be accurate, you need to verify that before you go to court. You can look in the phone book; you can just call a couple of different auto body shops, but what you will need to do is take the vehicle in and get it certified on a specific kind of machine. In Virginia they use something called the dynamometer and this produces certificate that shows if the true speed of the vehicle is 25, it shows what the speedometer reading is and it goes upwards and onwards from 25 through whatever speed you are charged with dealing. If your speedometer is inaccurate, you will need to get a certificate from the engineer who performs this test on your vehicle and it's a good idea to find a place that can not only produce that kind of certificate, but can produce one and certify it in some way. Many times they'll have a seal or something that they can put on and to show that it's authentic. A judge will be much less persuaded by something that's written up on a -- Cocktail Napkin by your cousin who happens to work in an auto body shop. Make sure it looks legit, make sure it is legit because judges in traffic courts see these things all the time and they know the reliable places to go and get your speedometer calibrated. The benefit of having a speedometer calibration is, if you are charged with a sort of middling speeding charge and you can come into court and show that your speedometer was off by good amount, you may be eligible to get the charge reduced to something other than speeding such as defective equipment and in many states a defective equipment conviction doesn't carry points.