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Old 09-19-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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I was on I-85 headed back to Charlotte, when I was pulled over going 80mph in a 60. I was completely guilty of it and apologized to the police officer.
I read that anything above 15mph is a class 3 misdemeanor, is this correct?
If so, what should I do, I haven't had a speeding ticket in about 5 years. I am summoned to court at the end of October. Should I hire an attorney? Or can I just go in and represent myself? I just want to make a smart decision on how to approach this matter.
The police officer said something along the lines of "because of your driving record they will probablay reduce it."
Should I be proactive and do some type of driving class (the defensive driving class that the state offers) or something? Any suggestions?

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Old 09-19-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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You'll start getting plenty of mail from attorneys soon. Just pick one and pay them. They'll get it reduced possibly and it won't affect your insurance. And stop speeding.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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I was on I-85 headed back to Charlotte, when I was pulled over going 80mph in a 60. I was completely guilty of it and apologized to the police officer.
I read that anything above 15mph is a class 3 misdemeanor, is this correct?
If so, what should I do, I haven't had a speeding ticket in about 5 years. I am summoned to court at the end of October. Should I hire an attorney? Or can I just go in and represent myself? I just want to make a smart decision on how to approach this matter.
The police officer said something along the lines of "because of your driving record they will probablay reduce it."
Should I be proactive and do some type of driving class (the defensive driving class that the state offers) or something? Any suggestions?
Get a lawyer.

For future reference, don't speed from the time you cross the state line. There are several locations where the Cleveland County sheriff deputies park & wait. Kings Mountain PD sometimes hangs around exit 8. After exit 10 you have Gaston County deputies. After exit 13 you have the Gastonia PD.

If they aren't sitting there on a given time that you go past don't assume that they won't be there the next time.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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Get a good attorney and preferably find one who used to be in the DA office. They will hopefully be able to get you switched to improper equipment.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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i got caught too, 16mph over limit. I'm not the wealthest person, how much is a lawyers fee these days and what type of fines should i expect to pay? So stupid the way i got caught. Its going to bother me for years.

Young Mama
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:47 AM
 
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i got caught too, 16mph over limit. I'm not the wealthest person, how much is a lawyers fee these days and what type of fines should i expect to pay? So stupid the way i got caught. Its going to bother me for years.

Young Mama
$400 to $500 total.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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I payed less than 200 for a lawyer for my last ticket. Wife just said she thinks $125 was the total.
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