What should I do if I was stopped doing 62 in a 30 mph zone?

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What should I do if I was stopped doing 62 in a 30 mph zone?

I have a clean driving record, except for yesterday when I was stopped. I live in a small town and everyone knows everyone. I was with my special needs son and in my husband’s car (that I don’t know as well as my own). I don’t think I was doing 62, because the part of the road that I was on, and the amount of time that I was on that road (e.g., I just turned on to it) would make it highly improbable the speed would have gotten up that high. Bottom line, am I going to be charged for a “reckless” criminal offense when I am due to appear in court? Should I get a lawyer? What are my options? How much money will they charge me and how many points on my insurance score?

Asked on May 10, 2014 under Criminal Law, New Hampshire

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about, I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your locality experienced in traffic matters to see what can be done about the serious situation that you have gotten yourself into. Such an attorney can be found on attorneypages.com. You do not want to represent yourself in this matter. The charge is a misdemeanor which if convicted you could serve jail time. The fine could be over $3,500 and points up to e charged against your driving record.


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