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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 Middleburg Heights Speeding Ticket Lawyer today.
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Do you need to avoid the points associated with your speeding ticket? In Middleburg Heights, Ohio, most speeding tickets result in anywhere from 2 to 6 points on your driving record. Auto insurance companies will increase your premium based on the number of points on your driving record. If you get 12 points the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license.
The Speeding Ticket Lawyers at Stiefvater Law will fight your case. You can avoid points and keep your driving record clean. Call now for a free consultation.
Speeding Ticket Points in Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Clients call us to avoid points on their driving record. Points are added to your record depending on the specific circumstances of the offense. 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 Middleburg Heights today to discuss the possible penalties associated with your speeding ticket.
Middleburg Heights Speeding Ticket Penalties
Conviction of a speeding ticket typically results in a fine and points being added to the offender's driving record. It should be noted that many cities have their own local laws that increase minor speeding tickets to a more serious offense with more serious consequences.
Under the Ohio Revised Code, a typical speeding ticket is a minor misdemeanor. A conviction of a minor misdemeanor can result in a fine and points on your driving record. There is no possibility for jail. Under many local codes, the penalties for the same offense are elevated to a higher degree misdemeanor. These speeding tickets can result in higher fines and even a jail sentence or probation!
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 Attorneys in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 44017.
The State of Ohio has established laws regulating the operation of vehicles. The following excerpt is from the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4511:
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.
Zip Codes in Middleburg Heights, Ohio: 44017, 44130