STATE v. R.H.
Charge: Criminal Speed
Maximum Penalty: 6 months jail; $1,000.00 fine
Summary: Client had picked up her children from camp and was racing to make her flight back to her home state when she was tagged for exceeding the speed limit by approximately 32mph. Client, who had no criminal history and never even had a speeding ticket, was summonsed for Criminal Speed.
Result: We were able to negotiate a dismissal of the criminal charge and client admitted to exceeding the speed limit by 9mph and was given a traffic ticket for the same. A fine of $500.00 was imposed but client avoided the criminal charge and was given the lowest possible speed violation bracket offense.