Fighting a California Speeding Ticket

08 June 2011

California Speeding Ticket – Basic Speed Law – California Vehicle Code 22350

Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney

There are a number of ways you can be ticketed for speeding.  A common speeding ticket is when you are ticketed for violating the basic speed law under California Vehicle Code 22350.

The basic speed law states:  No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.

Notice that this law doesn’t say you’re speeding when you’re going over the speed limit.  The keyword to mounting your traffic ticket defense is “reasonable.”  This means that even if you were going over the speed limit, the speed at which you were going could still be reasonable.  This is where you hear the term “the flow of traffic.”

One of your possible defenses would be that you did not go over the speed limit, but even if you did, you were going at the flow of traffic.  Going any slower would have caused you to be a hazard on the road with the potential of causing an accident.

Your argument is bolstered when you factor in the weather, visibility, and the amount of traffic.  Ideally to justify your speed, you’d want the weather to be clear, in the daytime, and the amount of traffic was light, not during rush hour, but not completely empty either.

If you were ticketed for speeding, there are a number of options you have on getting off.  Consult with an experienced Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Lawyer if you want to fight the charges.  At the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense, I will provide you with a step-by-step strategy on how to fight your ticket and get it dismissed.  Call today at (714) 248-DOAN (3626) or visit www.OCLegalDefense.com for more information.