Can I get out of a VASCAR speeding ticket?

Question

Can I get out of a VASCAR speeding ticket?

Answer

Defending against a VASCAR ticket, most likely issued in Pennsylvania, will require a driver to take several critical steps. First, do not pay the fine, if you intend to contest the citation. Rather, note the court hearing date outlined on the summons and be prepared to attend at this date in time to present a viable defense. It is possible, depending jurisdiction and availability, to reschedule and relocate the venue of the hearing by calling the court directly.

One inherent problem associated with VASCAR enforcement devices is their inability to account for conditions of the roadway and other considerations, which a law enforcement officer observing the scene would have otherwise noticed. Aside from defenses related to the automated nature of the devices, common methods employed in a VASCAR speeding ticket case will include the following:

  • Most speeding ticket defenses arise from case-specific complaints with drivers feeling they have been issued tickets in error. Creating a legally viable defense around these considerations is a good place to start.
  • Arrive early to your summons hearing. More often than not, the citing law enforcement officer may approach you and offer some form of plea deal, which greatly reduces the fallout from the citation itself.
  • Questioning the accuracy and calculations of the VASCAR device is possible, but tends to be more complicated than any other defense method.

For more help with your VASCAR issued speeding ticket, consulting with a traffic violations lawyer in the jurisdiction of your citation will prove highly beneficial.

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