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by: AJC55 September 14, 2012 8:20 AM PDT

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First time speeding ticket in FL, looking for advice!

by AJC55 - 9/14/12 8:20 AM

Hello everyone,

To begin, I would like to admit that I was being irresponsible and in no way am I trying to subvert the law nor dodge responsibility for my actions. However my lapse of judgement might literally cost me more than I am currently able to afford!

I was cited for speeding in Escambia County, FL for doing 80mph in a 45 mph zone on a motorcycle. Which I know is a lot but it was late at night and there was no one on the road (except for the copper of course!)

He was very polite when he wrote me the citation(316.189(4)) "Establishment of municipal and county speed zones". He told me I have to appear in court next month. I am a 24 year old male in the military, supporting myself.

What should I expect?

Does anyone have any experience in this matter?

Should I hire a lawyer to fight this?

I can afford a $300 dollar fine but have no idea what to expect in terms of points awarded to my license. Insurance I can assume will sky rocket but again, I don't know by how much.

Thank you for your time and attention!

-AJ

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