If you’ve received a traffic ticket (speeding ticket, moving violation, etc.) in or around Wake County, you may have decided to fight the charge in court.
Before you march into court to defend yourself however, you will want to make sure you have a viable defense prepared!
Examples of Viable Defenses for Traffic Tickets
Your traffic lawyer can offer more suggestions and advice based on your unique case, but often times these defenses are good options for preparing your case against a traffic ticket.
- Was the arresting officer’s view of what occurred obstructed?
Other moving vehicles or stationary objects like trees, fences, or buildings can sometimes cause an obstruction in the officer’s line of view. This means they might have seen something that didn’t really happen. If you believe there was an obstruction to their view, this could allow you to argue in court that the officer could not have clearly seen the alleged offense.
- Did the officer stop the right car?
It is possible for an officer to see a violation committed by one black SUV and to stop another black SUV further down the road. Your case can be helped if you can show that, because of a curve in the road, or construction, or heavy traffic, the officer lost sight of the real offending vehicle and pulled you over instead.
- Is there a provable error in the arresting officer’s approach or methodology to giving you a ticket?
In citing you for speeding, did the officer correctly pace your vehicle or properly use radar or laser to establish your speed? Note that generalized statements about the possible inadequacies of radar almost never result in dropped charges. However, if you can prove that the equipment was faulty, you could have a viable defense.
These examples are for illustrative purposes only. You should consult with an experienced traffic lawyer in Wake County to discuss your viable defense options for your traffic ticket. Call us at 919-615-2473 to discuss your options.
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