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Old 03-03-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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I just received a speeding ticket for going 74/65. In 2015 I received a ticket for 70/55 which I hired an attorney to handle. I ended up taking a safe driving class and having the charges dropped so I only had the pay the lawyer ($50) and the safe driving class.

I'm trying to decide whether or not to pay for the speeding ticket I just received or hire an attorney again. I understand it will not affect my insurance since it is only 9 over. I've read that it comes with "drivers license points" which could be an issue if I were to get more points in the next 3 years. Other than this, what else do I need to consider?

I assume an attorney would have this one dropped to improper equipment which I'm guessing I would still owe court fees for and would ultimately end up paying more after paying the attorney and the court fees than I would pay if I just paid the ticket. I'm leaning towards just paying the ticket based on this since it will cost me less but want to make sure I'm not missing any other factors.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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The only issue I see is the possibility of your insurance discovering you points on your license and increasing your rates anyway. I have understood it being the point of paying a lawyer is for the offense not to be discoverable by the insurance company.
Additionally I will recommend simple suggestions, two cost you nothing, that will allow you to keep your money:
a) Match the numbers on your speedometer to the posted speed limit signs
b) Use the cruise control
c) Purchase a radar detector

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Old 03-03-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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I just received a speeding ticket for going 74/65. In 2015 I received a ticket for 70/55 which I hired an attorney to handle. I ended up taking a safe driving class and having the charges dropped so I only had the pay the lawyer ($50) and the safe driving class.

I'm trying to decide whether or not to pay for the speeding ticket I just received or hire an attorney again. I understand it will not affect my insurance since it is only 9 over. I've read that it comes with "drivers license points" which could be an issue if I were to get more points in the next 3 years. Other than this, what else do I need to consider?

I assume an attorney would have this one dropped to improper equipment which I'm guessing I would still owe court fees for and would ultimately end up paying more after paying the attorney and the court fees than I would pay if I just paid the ticket. I'm leaning towards just paying the ticket based on this since it will cost me less but want to make sure I'm not missing any other factors.

You might want to confirm this. This says that the ticket you have received will result in a 30% increase in your insurance premium:


http://www.ncdoi.com/_Publications/I...oints_CAU1.pdf

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Old 03-03-2017, 11:44 AM
 
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Wow, well according to the link you provided it would actually be 45%, but that is strange because the officer who gave me the ticket clearly told me it wouldn't cause insurance points as well as majority of the internet searches I've done.

ETA: Actually at the bottom of the link it does say there would be no points unless it was in a school or work zone, although that appears to directly conflict what is says at the top, what a strange document.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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In reading further on the link, it says no points will be assessed for a speeding ticket under 10 miles over the limit if it wasn't in a school zone and you have no previous conviction. So, if you are sure the 2015 charges were dropped, then the new ticket apparently won't affect you insurance.


If you decide to simply pay it (and essentially plead guilty), then you will need to slow down and not get another ticket for the next 3 years, as another ticket in that period will impact your insurance rates.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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The only issue I see is the possibility of your insurance discovering you points on your license and increasing your rates anyway. I have understood it being the point of paying a lawyer is for the offense not to be discoverable by the insurance company.
Additionally I will recommend simple suggestions, two cost you nothing, that will allow you to keep your money:
a) Match the numbers on your speedometer to the posted speed limit signs
b) Use the cruise control
c) Purchase a radar detector

That is not correct.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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That is not correct.
That's it?
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