You can also try to beat a traffic ticket by showing up in court and
pleading innocent. In America, we have an adversarial system of
justice. This means that if you choose to go to trial, you and the
prosecutor or the officer who stopped you will face off in court. Both
of you will try to prove your cases beyond a reasonable doubt. If you
can create a reasonable doubt that you committed the violation in
question, you may be able to get the charges dropped.
If you do decide to fight your ticket, you need to have a good, solid
defense prepared. You don't want your traffic ticket trial to turn into
the courtroom version of "He Said, She Said." You need to be able to
say something more eloquent than "He's wrong. I wasn't speeding," when
you confront the officer that wrote you the ticket. In fact, you may be
better off hiring a traffic ticket attorney. Attorneys have a good
understanding of the law and of what constitutes a credible defense to
the charge of speeding. You are much more likely to beat your traffic
ticket with an attorney's help!