More than 1 in 10 Americans receive speeding tickets each year. If you are one of them, you may have questions. Why didn’t they catch all those other drivers who were going faster? Why did they give me a ticket when I was driving under the limit? How will these tickets affect my driving record?
The attorneys at Grcic Law can help drivers in the Chicago area answer these questions. We have the experience to guide you through the process. We’ll do our best to beat your traffic ticket.
Don’t Take Those Speeding Tickets Lightly
Speeding can sometimes be a serious charge. If you are charged with speeding in a school zone or speeding 25 mph or more over the speed limit, you could face jail time as well as fines. Speeding in a construction zone also carries additional fines.
Even ordinary traffic tickets can cost drivers their license for repeated violations. Don’t put your finances or your license at risk if you might not have done anything wrong. Trust a qualified and knowledgeable attorney to make your case.
How to Beat a Speeding Ticket
If you have a speeding ticket, you might not have to pay. There are several defenses we could use in our fight to contest that speeding ticket:
Challenging the Radar Reading
Radar equipment breaks or can be faulty. Officers need to meet their burden of proof. The state has to show that their equipment was in working order and that it was properly calibrated when you were ticketed.
Challenging the Ticketing Officer
What if the officer misaimed the radar gun and scanned a faster driver? What if the officer misread the device? Questioning the officer can lead to a ticket being tossed, especially if the officer fails to appear for the hearing.
Finding Errors on the Ticket
Suppose that you have a Ford Explorer and the ticket is issued for a Ford Expedition. What if the time of day is wrong? If you can prove that the ticket doesn’t match you or your vehicle, you might be off the hook.
Showing that You Did the Right Thing
In an emergency, you might be forced to speed up, for example, to avoid a rear-end collision. You might also be able to show that the speed limit signage was inadequate or missing. If you can show that you tried to obey the law as best you could in the situation, a judge or jury might dismiss your ticket.
Grcic Law Fights for You
Sometimes, it can seem like the easiest way to deal with tickets is just to pay them. See an experienced attorney first. The attorneys at the Grcic Law firm know the strategies that have gotten countless speeding tickets dismissed. We have the experience to put them into action in a courtroom.
Grcic Law is a new law firm taking traffic law cases in Chicagoland. If the police ticketed you for speeding in the Chicago area, call Grcic Law at 847-696-6196 today. We serve Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties. Let us defend your rights. If you have received a traffic violation outside of Illinois, Grcic Law can facilitate the case with partner law firms in all 50 states.
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