My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Ohio.
I was going 44 MPH in a 25 MPH recently. The speed limit changed within the last year due to a new school being built. It used to be a 35 MPH zone. I was going eastbound and the officer was going westbound and clocked me with radar.
The officer told me they changed the speed limit within the past year. I honestly didn't know the speed limit changed because I haven't traveled that way in over a year. I usually travel on an adjacent street and the speed limit there is 35 MPH. I told the officer that, and I also told her that I had no speeding tickets or moving violations in the last 5 years.
It still didn't matter, she wrote me a ticket anyway. I have a pretrial coming up. I pleaded not guilty on the original court appearance, and I have a pretrial coming up this week.
Any advice to say other than what I have stated. I don't need these points on my license or an increase in my insurance rates. Perhaps when I explain my case, the judge will show some leniency. As of right now, I am only working part-time, and I really can't afford all the expenses that will occur due to this.
Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.