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Unformatted text preview: tarting. Once you figure in insurance surcharges for several
years, along with the points added to your license, it becomes a very expensive
proposition. In May of 2002, CNN/Money Magazine Online stated that the
average cost of a speeding ticket nationwide was $450. Ouch. And it has
undoubtedly increased a lot since then. Ticket Defense Myths - Have You Heard These?
This chapter will outline some of the common myths you may have heard about
speeding tickets; excuses, defenses and tactics.
Quite frankly, I had heard many of these myself even before I researched this
field. But after spending hours and hours combing the web, I think I’ve seen just
about all of them.
I used to think some of them would work. Now, I don’t think so. Most of these
myths are based on urban legend, or simply flawed logic. Now don’t get me
wrong. I bet all of them have worked at some point or another.
They just aren’t reliable. And your ticket, fine and surcharge are too important to
leave it to chance. The only reliable way to beat a speeding ticket is to use the
law. That’s what we preach in Case Dismissed. The entire book is based on the
facts of law, the rules of evidence and its foundation, and legal precedent.
After you read through these myths and think about how they are debunked,
you’ll probably agree that the legal strategy makes the most sense in the vast
majority of circumstances. Myth 1: Move the trial date to the officer’s day off
Many of the books and web pages out there advocate this as a strategy. It is
obviously not a reliable strategy because it rests on a factor you can’t control:
Whether you can do it successfully.
First of all, it isn’t easy to find out when to move the date. And the prosecution
will have some say into the rescheduled date.
Second, if you are successful in moving the date and the officer doesn’t show up,
the prosecution will request a new date. And the judge will most likely grant it
because you got to move the date, so it is only fair to give them one chance, too.
Now you’ve put yourself in the situation o...
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