Limited Clients. Proven Results.

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 Mentor-on-the-Lake Speeding Ticket Lawyer today.

Results Driven Mentor-on-the-Lake Speeding Ticket Lawyers

We will help you avoid the points associated with your speeding ticket.  In Mentor-on-the-Lake, 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 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 Mentor-on-the-Lake, 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:

Over 5 MPH when the posted speed limit is less than 55 MPH, a conviction will result in 2 points on your driving record.

Contact a Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney in Mentor-on-the-Lake today to discuss the possible penalties associated with your speeding ticket.

Speeding Ticket Penalties Mentor-on-the-Lake

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:

First Degree Misdemeanor

Fine up to $1,000 and a jail sentence up to 180 days.

Call the Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, 44060.

The following comes from Chapter 4511 of the Ohio Revised Code. This Chapter governs the operation of motor vehicles in the State of Ohio:

School Zone

It is prima-facie lawful, in the absence of a lower limit declared or established pursuant to this section by the director of transportation or local authorities, for the operator of a motor vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar to operate the same at a speed not exceeding the following:

(a) Twenty miles per hour in school zones during school recess and while children are going to or leaving school during the opening or closing hours, and when twenty miles per hour school speed limit signs are erected; except that, on controlled-access highways and expressways, if the right-of-way line fence has been erected without pedestrian opening, the speed shall be governed by division (B)(4) of this section and on freeways, if the right-of-way line fence has been erected without pedestrian opening, the speed shall be governed by divisions (B)(10) and (11) of this section. The end of every school zone may be marked by a sign indicating the end of the zone. Nothing in this section or in the manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic control devices shall be construed to require school zones to be indicated by signs equipped with flashing or other lights, or giving other special notice of the hours in which the school zone speed limit is in effect.

(b) As used in this section and in section 4511.212 of the Revised Code, "school" means any school chartered under section 3301.16 of the Revised Code and any nonchartered school that during the preceding year filed with the department of education in compliance with rule 3301-35-08 of the Ohio Administrative Code, a copy of the school's report for the parents of the school's pupils certifying that the school meets Ohio minimum standards for nonchartered, nontax-supported schools and presents evidence of this filing to the jurisdiction from which it is requesting the establishment of a school zone. "School" also includes a special elementary school that in writing requests the county engineer of the county in which the special elementary school is located to create a school zone at the location of that school. Upon receipt of such a written request, the county engineer shall create a school zone at that location by erecting the appropriate signs.

(c) As used in this section, "school zone" means that portion of a street or highway passing a school fronting upon the street or highway that is encompassed by projecting the school property lines to the fronting street or highway, and also includes that portion of a state highway. Upon request from local authorities for streets and highways under their jurisdiction and that portion of a state highway under the jurisdiction of the director of transportation or a request from a county engineer in the case of a school zone for a special elementary school, the director may extend the traditional school zone boundaries. The distances in divisions (B)(1)(c)(i), (ii), and (iii) of this section shall not exceed three hundred feet per approach per direction and are bounded by whichever of the following distances or combinations thereof the director approves as most appropriate:

(i) The distance encompassed by projecting the school building lines normal to the fronting highway and extending a distance of three hundred feet on each approach direction;

(ii) The distance encompassed by projecting the school property lines intersecting the fronting highway and extending a distance of three hundred feet on each approach direction;

(iii) The distance encompassed by the special marking of the pavement for a principal school pupil crosswalk plus a distance of three hundred feet on each approach direction of the highway.

Cities in Lake County: Willoughby, Wickliffe, Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Waite Hill

Zip Codes in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio: 44060