If you have received a speeding ticket, you may be wondering if it’s worth it to contest the matter in court or if you should simply pay it. Should you decide to fight it, you then face the question of whether you need a lawyer to represent you. Here at GPS Law Group, we have extensive experience with traffic law and in traffic court, and we are here to provide some professional insight on the matter.
First, we recommend that you do not pay the speeding ticket without speaking to an attorney. Paying the ticket can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, and is also likely to raise your insurance costs, while contesting the ticket in court gives you a chance to avoid these negative consequences. Our team has over 58 years of combined experience in legal practice, so you can count on us to review your case and help you decide what your best option is.
Second, if you already know you want to take the matter to court, we strongly advise you to hire a lawyer to represent you rather than representing yourself. While you are legally allowed to represent yourself in traffic court, in our experience it is nearly always a bad idea. If you decide to represent yourself, the court will hold you to the same standards as an attorney, meaning that you will need to meet all the necessary deadlines and file the proper documents or risk being penalized or dismissed. With our team, on the other hand, you can count on us to file the necessary paperwork and present the best possible defense on your behalf.