Be Careful of Speeding Tick Myths and Urban Legends!
There are several speeding ticket myths and urban legends that continue to misguide many drivers. Many drivers have succumbed to these speeding ticket myths and mounted charges against them. The consequences can be disastrous financially.
There are legitimate ways of fighting and beating speeding tickets. But the speeding ticket myths below are NOT those ways. Don’t risk your defense by using one of these myths.
Don’t Fall for Any of These Speeding Ticket Myths and Urban Legends. Remember, these speeding ticket myths and urban legends do not work!
Myth #1: The Officer Made a Mistake; the Speeding Ticket Should Be Dismissed
“The officer made a mistake and didn’t write down the correct information. My ticket should be dismissed.”
This myth will not work because judges allow reasonable errors by officers. If the officer wrote that you drove a blue Honda and it was actually a red Honda, the judge will allow the error. After all, if it was clearly mistaken, how did you end up with the ticket? The judge will not dismiss your ticket based on a slight technicality like that.
Myth #2: Overpay the Speeding Ticket, Don’t Cash Out Refund, Off the Record
“If you overpay the speeding ticket the courts must refund you the balance. When you get the refund check, don’t cash it. This will leave the transaction incomplete and you will not have the speeding ticket on your record.”
This myth has circulated around the web, in email forwards, in forums, and in many other places. The truth is that this is simply not true. You cannot fight or beat a speeding ticket based on not cashing a refund check.
First of all, once a judge pronounces you guilty, the violation is entered into the records. The speeding ticket becomes a part your personal record and points are assessed.
Second, basic accounting can quickly show that this line of thinking is preposterous. If we try to follow the logic of this myth, it breaks down when compared to accounting principles. A commissioned refund check requires proof of transaction. A refund check is assessed when the transaction is already completed.
Think of it as a store refunding your purchase. You need a store receipt, proof of transaction, to receive a refund. So, in this case, whether you cash the refund check or not, since a check was issued the transaction is complete and the speeding ticket is on your record.
Myth #3: Have Police Association Stickers on the Car & Avoid Speeding Ticket
“If you have police association stickers on your car, the officer will know you’re a cop and not write you a ticket.”
Police officers have a fraternal bond as civil servants, but they also respect each other’s jobs and authority. Legitimate retired or active police officers will hand over a police ID. Only as a courtesy, the police officer will not issue a speeding ticket.
Using stickers will not help you and chances are, you are not the first person the officer has encountered that has tried this “trick”.
The only real “trick” is a solid legal defense.
Myth #4: Pull Tricks to Postpone Your Traffic Speeding Court Date
“You can postpone your speeding ticket court date to a day that the police officer is on vacation. If he doesn’t show up, the case is dismissed.”
Unless grace and favor are upon you, chances are you will not be lucky enough to postpone your speeding ticket trial date to a day that the officer is on vacation. And NO police department will give out the vacation schedule of their police officers! Chances are, if you request such information, you will raise their suspicions about you.
Also, if you postpone your traffic speeding ticket court trial to a day that the officer does not or cannot show up, the prosecutor can easily move the trial date to another time. After all, moving the court date worked for you so it certainly will work for them.
Once again, the best defense for fighting a speeding ticket is to have a solid legal defense.
This blog was posted by The Slade Law Firm – Traffic Ticket Attorney San Antonio
Car Accident Attorneys – Accident Lawyers
Due to the high volume of cars on the roads in Texas, there is unfortunately a high rate of automobile accidents that cause injuries or deaths. If a car accident results merely in property damage to the car, then you can probably handle the situation yourself.
However, if you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car wreck in Texas, you will likely need the help of a Texas auto accident attorney in order to see that you are fairly compensated. Insurance companies know that you are disoriented immediately after a car accident, and they will often try to use this to their advantage and cajole you into saying something that could damage your chances of securing fair compensation or possibly try to get you to accept a settlement that is far less than you deserve.
In exchange for this settlement, the victim must sign an agreement that he or she is forfeiting the right to sue in the future. Our auto accident attorneys can prevent you from being hustled by the insurance company.
We will handle all communications, preventing you from damaging your case by saying something you shouldn’t or accepting a settlement that is unfair. With 30 years of experience handling auto wreck litigation, we know how much your case is really worth and how to make sure all liable parties are held financially accountable.
Why You Should Contact our Law Firm Immediately
While the statute of limitations after a negligent injury or wrongful death in Texas is two years, you need to act immediately to give yourself the best chance of securing the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured or a family member has been killed by someone else’s negligence. Success with a personal injury or wrongful death claim requires evidence, and that evidence can only be found through a quick and thorough investigation. In most accident situations, the evidence begins to fade away or become altered quickly. Thus, you should contact our Law Firm today, so that you give yourself the best opportunity of delivering justice and recovering the compensation to which you are entitled. We’ve taken on every major insurance company in the state and compiled a long track record of success.
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Who is the Defendant? Is there More than One? Then You Must Identify Them All
As we’ve already said, in a personal injury lawsuit as a result of a car accident, you, the plaintiff, can claim anything you want. And all the defendant has to do is say “prove it.” If you don’t, the defendant wins.
In many instances, it might not be entirely clear from the outset just who was to blame for your injuries. In some cases, this is because the actions that ultimately led to your injuries may have happened long before those injuries occurred. For example, if you were involved in a car accident because there was a mattress lying in the middle of the road, the car or truck that was hauling the mattress maybe 50 miles down the highway by the time you hit that mattress with your car. In other cases, so many parties may have been involved in the events leading up to your accident that it can be difficult to sort everything out and precisely know which one (or ones) was negligent. It’s always possible that several share the blame. And when multiple individuals cause an accident all can be named as defendants. In any event, a thorough investigation conducted by an experienced personal injury lawyer can usually identify the source (or sources) of your injuries.
Besides the importance of conducting an investigation, there’s one other key thing to know about defendants. It’s important that you file a lawsuit against a solvent defendant: a person or entity with enough money to pay you damages, especially if they might not have a liability insurer. If a defendant is insolvent you won’t be successful in collecting the full amount, or any amount, of the damages, whether you’re able to prove that he’s liable or not. This is a sad circumstance, but one that unfortunately does occur.
Defendants know that if they can appear “poor,” they won’t be required to compensate an accident victim for injuries the defendant caused them. And many defendants can go to great lengths to hide their assets and appear insolvent, even when they’re not. at our Texas Law Offices, we perform thorough asset checks of all defendants and know all the tricks they try to hide their assets. We create a clear picture of all their available resources: cash or liquidate equity. If the defendant in your case is hiding something, you can bet that we’ll find it.
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