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Attorneys That Help With Speeding In A School Zone Tickets In Addison, Texas
Speeding In A School Zone Defense
Speeding in a school zone in Texas is a separate offense under the Texas Transportation Code. This offense must be treated seriously as it can affect insurance rates, driving privileges and the eligibility status of a person’s driver’s license. This article is intended to help those that have been issued a speeding in a school zone ticket in Addison, Texas. If you would like your recent speeding ticket with our experienced Addison attorneys contact us today.
Speeding Ticket Payments In Addison
Speeding ticket payments for speeding in a school zone tickets are treated differently under the law than any other type of speeding violation. For this reason, you must be careful about how you choose to handle the violation. In most scenarios, so long as the ticket does not allege that the speeding violation was more than 10% over the speed limit, then it will not be counted as points that are assessed against the driving record of the defendant. For example, if the speed limit was 60mph and the the violation was for going 65mph in a 60mph zone, then this is less than 10% over the posted speed limit. Therefore, no points will be logged on the permanent record of the driver.
However, the exception to this rule is for school zone speeding tickets. Regardless of the alleged speed, points will be assessed against a driver’s record. Many people get speeding in school zone tickets and choose to simply pay them off because the alleged speed was minimal. We guess that the thought process is that because the violation alleged a minimal speed limit violation that the consequences are somehow different. This is not true. Regardless of the speed, the points assessed against a driver are exactly the same as if it was on a highway or any other road. Make sure not to make this mistake if you are considering how to handle your case.
Contesting The Ticket To Protect Your Record
Let’s face it. The legislature isn’t helping the ordinary citizen in many instances in Texas. They are protecting cities, government entities and big businesses like the NTTA, etc. The laws have been streamlined to help them not you. This is why contesting a traffic ticket is not being difficult. Contesting a traffic ticket is sometimes the only way to keep the violation from being reported against you. The court clerks at Addison Municipal Court will not tell you this. They will simply state that they are not allowed to give out legal advice.
This is where an experienced speeding ticket attorney in Addison can advocate for you. Too many times we see people who thought they would be saving money by handling the ticket themselves only to find out that they did damage to their record that is irreversible. Because of this damage, we are hired to represent those same clients at driver’s license suspension hearings and occupational license hearings at a much greater cost than it would take to hire us for a speeding ticket. Take the time to consult with a lawyer if you haven’t already. It could make all the difference.