Seattle Traffic Attorney | If You Speed You Pay

Although I am a Seattle traffic attorney, I realize that most people that are finding my blog and my website are trying to figure out how to beat a speeding ticket on their own. Even though you get what you pay for when you hire a traffic attorney, I understand we can be pricey for some people.

So, in honor of helping out the little guy, I'm going to give a little tip to all those people out there that want to fight their traffic tickets on their own. You're at a great disadvantage, and when you get to court and see the traffic attorneys working you'll understand what I mean, but you are entitled to do whatever it is you want to do.

When I am in court and I see people representing themselves, they always seem to take one thing for granted - if you are speeding, and particularly if you admit to speeding, the court is going to find that you were speeding and make you pay.

What I'm trying to say is, if you begin any sentence with, "I was going over the speed limit, but" the court is going to act like they are listening to what you are saying and then apologize as they find you committed the infraction and fine you. The first thing you learn in Seattle traffic attorney finishing school (this doesn't really exist, by the way) is that speeding is speeding. Period. Flow of traffic, emergency, etc. doesn't matter.

So, when you get up in front of the judge to make your argument, don't admit to speeding. Come up with something else. Or hire someone who can help.