Odessa Traffic Ticket Attorneys are often told by their clients they were simply keeping up with traffic. More often than not, drivers assert this defense when her driving on either Interstate 275, Interstate 75 or Interstate 4 around the greater Tampa Bay area because the average speed is usually above the posted the speed limit. Odessa Traffic Ticket Attorneys have seen many folks attempt to assert this defense before a judge during their trial. More often than not, this defense is summarily dismissed by the Court.
As we’ve told countless drivers over the years, if we go to trial on your speeding ticket before judge and our defense is we were keeping up with the pace traffic, we are going to lose. Ultimately, you will pay more in court costs, fines, witness fees, etc. then you would have before. We are not afraid or apprehensive to take a speeding ticket to trial, but it’s not worth trying to defend your speeding ticket on the basis of just keeping up with traffic. Frankly, Tampa Bay area judges do not accept it as a defense to a speeding ticket.
Like we said, this defense is often argued or asserted in situations on the interstate or large groups of cars are going the relative same rate of speed. Regardless of location, time or situation, this is not a legally recognized defense. Unfortunately, Odessa Traffic Ticket Attorneys are essentially prevented from asserting any defense that is not legally recognized by judges.
If you or someone you know has been ticketed for speeding or any other traffic violation because they’re just keeping up with the pack contact the Odessa Traffic Ticket Attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. If you would like to contact one of our Traffic Ticket Attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website. We have had tremendous success in getting charges dismissed and keeping points off our client’s records. We look forward to working with you and hear from you and keep you on the road.