Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney
Speeding Violation in Alabama?
Speeding tickets in Alabama hold potentially devastating consequences. A speeding violation can cost you tremendously in fines, surcharges, and higher insurance rates. Simply paying a speeding ticket is a guilty plea and results in a conviction on your traffic record. Every speeding ticket on your record adds points, and too many points in a period of time can result in license suspension, surcharges, and increased insurance rates. Also, the faster you were going over the speed limit, the more points that are added to your record. There is too much risk to go to court without an experienced attorney. Call Speeding Ticket Attorney Matt Davidson today; he can assist you with speeding ticket representation.Contact Attorney
Why should you hire an attorney for a speeding ticket?
A speeding ticket attorney can get speeding tickets dismissed, reduced, and/or off your record and insurance. First, I will attempt to have the charges dismissed outright without any consequences. If the prosecutor will not dismiss the speeding ticket, then I will attempt to negotiate so that the citation does not go on your record or insurance. If there is no way to keep the ticket off your record, then I will fight to reduce the points on your license and minimize the consequences of the charges. If these procedures fall short, then I will fight for your rights and passionately litigate the case in trial.
- A speeding violation can subject you to fines, surcharges, and higher insurance rates.
- Don’t simply pay your speeding ticket and plead guilty without knowing your rights in Alabama.
- Hire an attorney to help keep a speeding ticket off your record and insurance and help you navigate through this confusing system.
- Birmingham Municipal Court
- Arlington Municipal Court
- Parker County Justice of the Peace #4
- North Richland Hills (NRH) Municipal Court
- Euless Municipal Court
- Colleyville Municipal Court
- Evergreen Municipal Court
- Tuscaloosa Municipal Court
- Bedford Municipal Court
- Mansfield Municipal Court
- Pantego Municipal Court
Alabama Transportation Code § 545.351 Maximum Speed Requirement
(a) An operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances then existing.
(b) An operator:
- may not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for actual and potential hazards then existing; and
- shall control the speed of the vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with another person or vehicle that is on or entering the highway in compliance with law and the duty of each person to use due care.
(c) An operator shall, consistent with Subsections (a) and (b), drive at an appropriate reduced speed if:
- the operator is approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing;
- the operator is approaching and going around a curve;
- the operator is approaching a hill crest;
- the operator is traveling on a narrow or winding roadway; and
- a special hazard exists with regard to traffic, including pedestrians, or weather or highway conditions.
Transportation Code § 545.352 Prima Facie Speed Limits
(a) A speed in excess of the limits established by Subsection (b) or under another provision of this subchapter is prima facie evidence that the speed is not reasonable and prudent and that the speed is unlawful.
(b) Unless a special hazard exists that requires a slower speed for compliance with Section 545.351(b), the following speeds are lawful:
- 30 miles per hour in an urban district on a street other than an alley and 15 miles per hour in an alley;
- except as provided by Subdivision (4), 70 miles per hour on a highway numbered by this state or the United States outside an urban district, including a farm-to-market or ranch-to-market road;
- except as provided by Subdivision (4), 60 miles per hour on a highway that is outside an urban district and not a highway numbered by this state or the United States;
- outside an urban district:
(A) 60 miles per hour if the vehicle is a school bus that has passed a commercial motor vehicle inspection under Section 548.201 and is on a highway numbered by the United States or this state, including a farm-to-market road; or
(B) 50 miles per hour if the vehicle is a school bus that:
(i) has not passed a commercial motor vehicle inspection under Section 548.201; or
(ii) is traveling on a highway not numbered by the United States or this state;
- on a beach, 15 miles per hour; or
- on a county road adjacent to a public beach, 15 miles per hour, if declared by the commissioners court of the county.
Transportation Code § 542.401 General Penalty
A person convicted of an offense that is a misdemeanor under this subtitle for which another penalty is not provided shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1 or more than $200.
Transportation Code § 542.403. Court Costs
(a) In addition to other costs, a person convicted of a misdemeanor under this subtitle shall pay $3 as a cost of court.
(b) The officer who collects a cost under this section shall:
- deposit in the municipal treasury a cost collected in a municipal court case; and
- deposit in the county treasury a cost collected in a justice court case or in a county court case, including a case appealed from a justice or municipal court.
(c) In this section, “conviction” has the meaning assigned by Section 133.101, Local Government Code.
Transportation Code § 542.4031 State Traffic Fine
(a) In addition to the fine prescribed by Section 542.401 or another section of this subtitle, as applicable, a person who enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to or is convicted of an offense under this subtitle shall pay $30 as a state traffic fine. The person shall pay the state traffic fine when the person enters the person’s plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or on the date of conviction, whichever is earlier. The state traffic fine shall be paid regardless of whether:
- a sentence is imposed on the person;
- the court defers final disposition of the person’s case; or
- the person is placed on community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.