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Speeding Ticket

Many people will get a DMV ticket at some point in their lives in Texas. This type of moving violation is so common that most people think that they should just pay the fine associated with a traffic ticket and move on. However, this is not the only option. It’s possible to fight traffic violation tickets in court.

How to Fight a Speeding Ticket

The best strategy for fighting a speeding ticket or any moving violation in Houston depends on the place where the ticket was issued. Rules regarding speeding violations vary from one jurisdiction to another. A speeding violation occurs when a driver travels at a higher rate of speed than is allowed by law. However, the way that the maximum allowed speed is determined can vary in different places.

Punishments for Speeding Violations

Moving violations are usually considered to be less serious than other types of traffic fines in Houston, Texas. The punishments are usually not severe but can become more serious in cases of repeat offenses. Some punishments can include:

Defenses for Traffic Tickets

Speed limits are not the same in all jurisdictions. There are three main types of speed limits: absolute limits, presumed and basic limits. Absolute speed limits are the most common. An absolute speed limit is strict and traveling even slightly faster than the posted limit can result in a ticket. Presumed speed limits can allow you to drive faster than the posted limit if you’re driving safely and basic limits allow for penalties for unsafe driving at any speed.

A good defense strategy depends on the type of speed limit used in the area in which the ticket was issued. For example, fighting an absolute speed limit violation could focus on the equipment used by the police to determine the violation. If the equipment was calibrated incorrectly or the officer was improperly trained, the ticket can be contested. In another example, fighting a ticket in a presumed speed limit case could consist of presenting an argument that the driver was actually behaving in a safe manner without endangering any other drivers.

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