One thing to keep in mind when you get a traffic ticket is that you have a right within Florida law to question your accuser, meaning the police officer. “If you do have to make a court appearance, another option is to try to reschedule it to increase the odds that the ticketing officer doesn’t show,” suggested speeding ticket author Alex Carroll.
It is also often a good idea to speak with the district attorney to check about the possibility of having the infraction reduced. Plea bargaining can be smart in traffic court, whether it’s a speeding or parking ticket. It’s expensive on both sides to go to trial, so Polk County will often want you to just pay a fee so your case isn’t clogging up the system.
You can look over our other traffic ticket FAQ pages for more information on how to beat, contest, and get out of a speeding ticket. Another option is to discuss your case with one of our Polk County traffic ticket attorneys.
Note: You can take a look at the Florida statutes for yourself if interested. Speeding and related scenarios are discussed within the Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law (Title XXIII, Chapter 316), sections 316.183-316.1926. For a parking ticket, see sections 316.194-316.1967.