4. Plead not guilty, and hire an attorney
An attorney knows all types of “tricks” and strategies for beating tickets. For instance, the more time you put between your speeding encounter and your court date, the better in most cases. Imagine how many people an officer pulls over. How many will he remember two or even six months from now, especially if you take your ticket quietly and move on? The more continuances you can reasonably request, the more time you have to collect your evidence and prepare your defense — and the less specific that officer’s recollection will be. Getting a continuance also increases the probability that the ticketing officer retires, transfers to another department, or just doesn’t show up for your court date. In almost all of these extenuating situations, the case against you will be dropped.