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At Stiefvater Law, we limit the number of clients we serve so we can devote the appropriate resources to achieve excellent results. The defense of your speeding ticket requires attention to the facts of your case. Many people may think that "it's just a speeding ticket" - we understand that it means more to you. Talk to a Chatham Speeding Ticket Attorney today.
Results Driven Chatham Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers
We will help you avoid the points associated with your speeding ticket. In Chatham, Ohio, traffic violations, including speeding tickets typically result in a minimum of 2 points and a maximum of 6 points on your driving record. Most car insurance companies will increase your premium as the points on your driving record increase. The BMV will suspend your license once you get 12 points.
The Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law will fight your case. We will help you avoid points and keep any fines or costs to a minimum. Call now for a free consultation.
Speeding Ticket Points in Chatham, Ohio
The majority of our clients call us trying to avoid points on their driving record. The points added to your record depend on your specific circumstances. For example, if you get a speeding ticket and are convicted for speeding:
30 MPH or more over the posted speed limit, a conviction will result in 4 points on your driving record.
Contact a Speeding Ticket Lawyer in Chatham today to discuss the possible penalties associated with your speeding ticket.
Speeding Ticket Penalties Chatham
When people consider the consequences of speeding tickets, they consider a fine and points being added to their driving record. Unfortunately, many cities have their own code or local laws that often increase minor speeding tickets a much more serious offense.
For example, a typical speeding ticket under the Ohio Revised Code is a minor misdemeanor. A conviction of a minor misdemeanor results in a fine and (often) points on your driving record. Under many local codes, the penalties for the same offense are elevated to a higher degree misdemeanor. These speeding tickets written as higher degree misdemeanors actually expose the you to higher fines and even a jail sentence!
Beware of Increased Speeding Ticket Penalties
A typical speeding ticket under state law is a minor misdemeanor. A state code minor misdemeanor has a maximum fine of $150 and no possibility of jail. The local codes that label the same speeding offense as a higher misdemeanor carry more severe penalties, including the possibility of jail. For Example:
Third Degree Misdemeanor
Fine up to $500 and a jail sentence up to 60 days.
Call the Speeding Ticket Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers in Chatham, Ohio, 44253.
The following comes from Chapter 4511 of the Ohio Revised Code. This Chapter governs the operation of motor vehicles in the State of Ohio:
A local authority shall not issue a ticket for a violation of section 4511.21 or 4511.211 of the Revised Code or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance due to failure to observe the applicable speed limit based upon evidence recorded by a traffic law photo-monitoring device unless one of the following applies:
(A) For a system location that is located within a school zone or within the boundaries of a state or local park or recreation area, the vehicle involved in the violation is traveling at a speed that exceeds the posted speed limit by not less than six miles per hour.
(B) For a system location that is located at any other location, the vehicle involved in the violation is traveling at a speed that exceeds the posted speed limit by not less than ten miles per hour.
Zip Codes in Chatham, Ohio: 44254, 44253, 44275, 44256