As a metro Seattle Traffic Ticket Lawyer, I have seen many motorists represent themselves. While some are successful, this is often despite of what they say before a judge. Sadly, I often see motorists incriminate themselves. With this in mind, I thought it would be helpful to list some traffic defenses that generally do not work and may even end up hurting your case.
The other car was is my blind spot- not likely to get you out of an unsafe lane change ticket.
I don’t know how fast I was going- some prosecutors and judges view this as an admission you were speeding.
My car is old and can’t go over 60 mph- I personally think this one is funny.
The officer didn’t show me the speed measuring device readout- this is not required in Washington.
The officer was rude and gave me a ticket out of spite- besides not being a legal defense this will not likely win you brownie points with a judge.
I was going the speed of traffic- does not work.
There was a big truck next to me when the officer measured my speed- this may sound like a novel defense to you, but think about how many times the judge has heard this.
I was speeding, but not going as fast as the officer claimed- this is essentially an admission.
I was driving someone to the hospital for a medical emergency- most judges will say you should have called an ambulance.
At this point you are probably asking yourself what does work. Generally experienced traffic ticket attorneys are most successful fighting tickets based on technicalities. You can learn some of these if you spend a few weeks in court. However, for most people it will be both more time and cost effective to have a trained speeding ticket lawyer fight your ticket.
If you received a ticket that you are determined to fight, give me a call for a free consultation or visit my site www.seattletrafficandspeedingtickets.us. I will work hard to help you.
As an experienced traffic ticket attorney, my client’s metro Seattle traffic tickets often are dismissed. If your traffic ticket is not dismissed, the Law Offices of Dan Samas can often arrange for a reduction to a non-moving violation so the ticket will not increase your insurance rates.
Dan Samas has been an attorney since 1995 and has represented thousands of motorists in traffic ticket cases. He has helped Metro Seattle drivers avoid auto insurance premium increases, missed work, and travel expenses since they don’t have to go to court themselves
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