Speeding Traffic Ticket Lawyers Ohio


Columbus Speeding Ticket Attorney

When choosing to hire a Columbus speeding ticket attorney, we all know that the decision generally comes down to financial considerations.  The cost to hire an attorney can often be made up by having the attorney negotiate for lower fines as well as a dismissal of the charges to keep your insurance rates from increasing.

If you received a speeding ticket in Columbus, Ohio or the surrounding area, you have the choice to just pay the ticket or contest it in court.  

Shouldn’t I Just Pay the Ticket?

Simply paying your traffic ticket to avoid the hassle of court is one option that some people choose.  Paying the ticket is the same as going in to court and pleading guilty to the charge or charges on your ticket.  Others may choose to try to fight the case on their own. While either of these options may be appropriate in certain circumstances, it is wise to hire an experienced Columbus traffic attorney to guide you through the process.

There are many factors to consider, even in what most people think is a minor traffic offense. Depending on your prior driving record and the particular facts in your case, these minor traffic violations can become quite serious resulting in fines, points on your license, high insurance rates, suspensions of your driver’s license, probation and even jail time. In order to protect yourself, you should consider at least talking to a Columbus traffic defense attorney.

Points on your driving record for Speeding in Ohio

Speed Limit Amount Over Limit Points
Any 30 or more 4
55 or more 11-29 2
Less than 55 6-29 2

Can you really fight a speeding ticket?

Yes. Even though speeding tickets are routine, there are still certain procedures that must be followed. Among other things:

  • The speed measuring device must be calibrated correctly to make sure it is working properly
  • The court must have heard testimony on the scientific reliability of that device
  • The proper procedure to measure your speed must have been used
  • The traffic ticket cannot be changed as to the name and identity of the charge
  • The traffic ticket must contain the time, place, speed you are alleged to have driven, unless the allegation is that you were driving at a greater speed than would allow you to stop within assured clear distance ahead
  • The speeding ticket must indicate the posted speed limit if applicable

Why Hire a Columbus Traffic Ticket Lawyer?

For a relatively small fee, you can have an attorney by your side throughout the entire process. Depending on the facts of your case, it may be possible to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Attorney Colin Maher has personally handled thousands of cases. Should you choose to hire The Maher Law Firm, Mr. Maher will keep you fully informed and answer any questions you have along the way.