Posted: Jun 27, 2006 1:35 am
Contact a lawyer in the area where you got the ticket, that is really the only advice that you need. Different jurisdictions (even within the same state) have different ways of doing things, and dealing with traffic violations. (BTW, I plead people to improper equipment all the time who have perfectly working vehicles.)
Also, as to the radar, in North Carolina there is a space on the ticket where a cop has to include what the basis for their evidence is, so I always know whether I am dealing with a radar or not beforehand. Don't know if your ticket gives you the same.
DAs hate dealing with unrepresented people, and I know as a fact, that they give me (and other attys) better resolutions than the average citizen, because I am easier to deal with, more organized, and not emotionally attached to the outcome. They hate dealing with people being pissed at them all the time, and welcome a representative. Besides, that lawyer may know something you don't about what does and does not effect your insurance, and driver's license.
95 times out of 100 you get a better result with a lawyer. They do it everyday, and know who to ask, and what to ask for. Never go to court, or mount your own defense. You are doing yourself a disservice. Besides, 67/55 is a dink ticket. Somebody who knows how to grease the wheels should make that go away, or not increase your insurance. As to the expired tag, and insurance they didn't happen if you weren't cited, so don't bring it up.