Posted 11/15/2012 00:57 (#2698057 - in reply to #2698036) Subject: Re: Speeding ticket
Years ago when I and several others worked all over the US traffic violations were a criminal offense. Many states have decriminalized traffic citations in curent times. But at that time you could ask for a jury trial by your peers. There was 26 of us and some of were attorneys at law and together we got traffic tickets for offenses just as you describe. Virtually every time if we plead not guilty and asked for a jury trial the court would drop the charges due to the expense of the trial. And that is one reason some jurisdictions decriminalized traffic violations. After all it is the government and they want to make a "profit".
Today we have several trucks on the road and we have truckers legal insurance. They fight every ticket and usually win. Why? Because when the attorney for the truck insurance indicates to the court or magistrate that he is there to fight the ticket and it will take up several days of the court's and the officer's time the offense will be essentially dismissed or held in abeyance. Why? Because the officer could be out handing out many tickets during that same time. After all it is the government and they want to make a "profit".