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High Speeds and High Stakes What to do When Faced With a Speeding Ticket

Last week NBA rookie Jahlil Okafor made headlines after receiving a $439 fine for a speeding incident last October. Sources reported that Okafor was originally pulled over by New Jersey State Police after allegedly driving at 108 mph in a 45 mph zone across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden County — over 60 mph above the speed limit. What is most notable about Okafor’s case is not the absurd rate of speed but rather the victory of his legal team to escape harsher charges.

Okafor accepted a plea agreement for the charge of driving in an unsafe manner in return for the complete dismissal of a reckless driving charge. According to NJ state law, the two charges would have resulted in 9 points being added to his license – dangerously close to the 12 needed to suspend it. Instead, thanks to the diligent work of Okafor’s legal team, the 6’ 11’’ center walked away with only 4 points on his record and a reduced fine. Additionally, Okafor escaped having to complete community service; a penalty that prosecutors were fighting for.

As most people know, speeding tickets can sometimes appear out of nowhere for even the most conservative drivers. New York State has some of the strictest traffic enforcement in the nation and even a seemingly minor ticket can prove to be a major headache, if not a complete life-changer. Increased insurance rates, driving limitations and possible criminal charges can be stacked on in addition to hundreds of dollars in fines. These types of unexpected charges can wreak havoc on an individual’s life. This is why it is so critical to have representation that fights for your best possible outcome. Fortunately, you do not have to be a NBA player to have an all-star legal team.

No one ever plans for a speeding ticket but it is essential to know what to do next. Do not try and handle it alone. Instead, contact Team Green Lawyers immediately. Many times, we will be able to resolve your ticket without you having to step in court at all. In more serious cases that require a court appearance, our seasoned team of defense lawyers will be right next to you through the entire process and fighting tooth and nail to get the outcome you deserve.

With years of experience on both sides of the court, our attorneys know the most effective methods in getting tickets reduced or even dismissed. It is our job to dissect the officer’s methods, procedures and findings during the issue of the citation. Even the smallest error on their behalf can significantly weaken the case against you. We know what to look for and we know how to present it in court. Even the presence of an experienced defense attorney with you in court can significantly tilt the odds in your favor by having the judge take your side more seriously and by preventing the prosecutor from bullying you around. We know your rights and it is our duty to fight for them.

At Team Green, we understand that mistakes happen on the road and we understand that well-meaning drivers often face tickets that could have serious repercussions on their livelihood. Our goal is to make certain that you resolve traffic violations in the best manner possible and get your life back on track. If faced with a traffic ticket, call us at (315) 215-0517) for a free consultation, fill out our contact form here, or email us at