Speeding Ticket Myths

When driving, it’s imperative that you follow all traffic laws and be aware, not only for your safety but also the safety of fellow drivers and pedestrians. Plus, being a responsible driver will also reflect nicely on your insurance, reducing the odds of your premium being raised.  If you do happen to be out on the road and receive a speeding ticket, there are a few myths often associated with them that you should be aware of.

One of the most common misconceptions is the belief that if the officer who gave you the ticket does not show up to court, your ticket will be dismissed.  This is not true.  It is possible that the date could be rescheduled, or the hearing could continue.  It’s quite rare that a ticket be dismissed just because an officer failed to show up.  On that note, if an officer were to make a typographical mistake on the ticket, he or she can request permission from a magistrate to modify it, it does not translate to a dismissal. Also, remember that if you sign a ticket, you are not acknowledging guilt, just that you received it.  Choosing not to sign it does not make it invalid.

Another common belief is that officers are more inclined to write speeding tickets towards the end of the month because they need to fill their quota.  The majority of police departments do not have any quota and those that do typically have very low quotas.  Police officers are not scrambling to write more tickets.

This update is brought to you by Miami traffic attorney Hochman & Goldin, P.A.  We can assist you with criminal traffic violations and are ready to answer your questions. Please call 305-665-1000 to speak with a Miami expungement attorney.

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