What is the name of your state? PA
Advice please! I got pulled over on 95 in NE Philly, supposely going 84 in the 40 work zone. Speed limit is usually 55 mph, and the average speed is usually around 70mph. The officer pulled me over, didn't tell me how fast i was going or anything, just asked for my license and registration. After waiting in the car forever, finally comes back to the car with my ticket. Says nothing.. and I mention something about how i couldn't believe i just got a ticket, and he says I can fight it in court and they will probably plea-bargain with me. Didn't even look at the ticket until he walked away - and realize its for $225 and that i was going 84. I know i wasn't going that fast. I estimated I was driving around 60 -70 mph. And I know that it is of course, still way over the speed limit. But it is the difference between losing my license or not!
So, I go to Philly Traffic Court. And the judge allowed me to say 2 sentences, before he decided I was guilty, and no mention of a plea bargain at all. Supposely, Philly is really cracking down on speeders. I was told to appeal it, and I have a court date in March. Should I hire a lawyer to represent me? Or just hope that I will be able to get a plea bargain myself with the D.A.? I received a letter in the mail from PENNDOT this week, regarding a hearing for my possible license suspension.
I have no previous violations or points on my record. Will the judge or DA show me any leniency due to my clean record?