Posted on Sep 4, 2019

The Walker Law Firm LLC

Reasons You Need to Fight Your Misdemeanor Speeding Ticket

If you were pulled over in Lake County or Wisconsin Kenosha County or Pleasant Prairie, I can help. I am attorney Martin N. Walker, and I have been defending people in traffic cases for more than 14 years. My criminal defense practice is focused especially on DUI, traffic and driver's license defense.

Why Bother Fighting a Speeding Ticket, Even a Misdemeanor?

There are several good reasons you need to fight the charges if you have been cited for misdemeanor-level speeding. The first is that paying that ticket is admitting guilt, so you will end up with a criminal record — or even jail time.

A misdemeanor is much more serious than an ordinary traffic citation because it carries the potential for jail time. Being convicted of a class B misdemeanor could put you in jail for six months and/or get you fined up to $1,500. The potential penalty for a class A is up to a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

These charges do not qualify you for Court Supervision like other misdemeanors. If you were charged with a first-offense DUI, for example, your case could be diverted to the Court Supervision program, which would allow you to be conviction free if you successfully complete the supervision program. Conversely, misdemeanor speeding convictions stay on your record.

A lawyer experienced in traffic defense can often get the charges dismissed or negotiate a reduction or amendment of the charges.
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