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. 

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

Attorney Steve Duckett discusses if you should get a copy of your driving record before traffic court.

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

Steve Duckett: Absolutely you need to keep the copy of your driving record. There is couple of reasons for this. First of all, you are going to need to know what they already know. The officer is going to pull a copy of your driving record before he ever comes to go. So, if you show up there and don't know what he knows, you are going to be at disadvantage. This is particularly important if you are an out of state driver. For example, if you get a speeding ticket in Virginia and your license is to drive in New York, or New Jersey or anywhere else, they will be have access to your driving record. So, if it's a good driving record, then you should pull a certified copy of it from your home State's DMV and bring that with you to traffic court. They won't know that you are a good driver unless you can prove it to them. This is particularly important in cases where you are sort of on the edge of a certain speed. If you don't have any particular defenses, but you have a good driving record the judge may show some leniency and if the judge doesn't know about your driving record they can't be lenient on you.