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I Want To Fight My Ticket!

What if I want to fight my speeding ticket instead of having it amended or paying it?

Be prepared to lose the fight.
More than 50% of people receiving speeding or other traffic tickets do not believe they deserved them. We’ve heard every story and excuse there could possibly be. And most of the stories are probably true. “I was traveling with the flow of traffic”, “I was singled out of the pack”, “I was speeding up to pass a reckless driver”, “It was an emergent situation”, “The speed limit sign was obstructed”, “It was impossible that I was going that fast”.

Here’s the reality. Often, people don’t really deserve the ticket they get. Sometimes, you truly are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Your best chance to dispute your ticket is when the officer is giving it to you. Be nice, professional and straight-forward. If the officer won’t budge on giving you a ticket, let it go.

Don’t get mad or rude or you’ll dig yourself into a deeper hole. Some courts will even refuse to let you have your ticket amended or reduced if the officer writes “rude” on your ticket (Overland Park Municipal Court is one of those courts).

Can you go to court and fight it? Sometimes yes. What is boils down to is a “trial” between you and the judge where you tell him/her all the reasons you don’t deserve the ticket. Then, the judge must decide whether your story – or the story of an officer who issues hundreds and hundreds of tickets has the best story. Guess who the judge usually believes?

Another issue is how much is your time worth? You’ll drive to court, pay parking, wait around, plead your case and then likely lose is already a high price to pay.

Some people say, “Well, it’s the principle of it!” OK. I’ve had a client whose husband was an engineer and he took schematic drawings on a computer and flip chart to court to illustrate how it was literally impossible that his wife could have been going “X” speed within “X” time period. This was a professional who invested a great deal of his time in proving a point. He lost the case.

If you feel very strongly about fighting it and have the time, then give it your best shot. If you win, let us know. If you don’t win, be smart and minimize the damage against you by having the ticket amended (if the court will still let you).

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