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How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Louisiana

Recently, a concerned woman reached out to us about how we handle speeding ticket cases in Louisiana. It’s understandable, right? No one wants a speeding violation on their driving record. We assured her that our team is well-versed in dealing with traffic offenses. Getting a speeding ticket can be frustrating, particularly if you feel it was unfair. But here’s some good news: in Louisiana, you have the right to contest the ticket and seek a fair outcome. Sounds great, doesn’t it?  Navigating the legal process alone can be daunting. That’s where a skilled traffic attorney comes in. We’ll be your guide, helping you understand the ins and outs of fighting that speeding ticket in Louisiana.

Before we dive into the details, let’s get you up to speed on Louisiana’s traffic laws. Knowing the rules of the road will give you an advantage when building your case. Here are a few key things to keep in mind:

  • Speed Limits: Louisiana follows a “maximum basic speed law,” requiring drivers to travel at a speed that’s reasonable and safe for the situation.
  • Radar Detection: In Louisiana, law enforcement can use radar devices to catch speeders. However, there are specific requirements for these devices, and officers must ensure correct calibration.
  • Consequences of Speeding: Let’s talk about the consequences. Depending on the severity of your violation, driving history, and location of the offense, you could face fines, license points, suspension or revocation, increased insurance rates, defensive driving courses, or even jail time. Yikes!

Now, let’s get back to why hiring a traffic attorney is vital. They can make a world of difference, and here’s why:

  • Expert Legal Knowledge: Traffic attorneys are well-versed in the traffic laws, especially those specific to Louisiana. They can interpret and use these laws to build a solid defense strategy tailored to your case.
  • Case Evaluation: Attorneys will thoroughly examine your case, reviewing all evidence and circumstances surrounding the speeding ticket. They’ll identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s argument or procedural errors that could help you beat the ticket.
  • Procedural Guidance: Don’t stress about the legal process.  We will be your guide, ensuring you meet deadlines, fill out paperwork correctly, and appear in court on your behalf.
  • Negotiation Skills: Negotiation can go a long way. We excel at working with prosecutors/city attorneys and judges to reduce charges or even have your ticket dismissed.

Take a deep breath and remember, hiring a traffic attorney who specializes in fighting speeding tickets will be your secret weapon throughout this legal journey.

Don’t let a single misstep on the road derail your life. Our firm specializes in traffic law and we’re ready to fight for you. If you’re facing a speeding ticket in Louisiana and need expert legal representation, don’t hesitate. Reach out to us at 504-434-7000. Let us shoulder the burden of your legal battle, so you can get back to what truly matters.