I received a speeding ticket on highway 101, in Sam Mateo, CA.
The officer pulled me over and asked me to take the next exit. He then asked me how fast I was going I saw not sure maybe 85. He said I was doing over 100mph.
He wrote me a ticket asked me to sign, here are the details:
- Infraction: 22348 (b) over 100mph
notes: paced @ 101, admitted 85.
- wet road conditions.
- correctable violations: no proof of insurance.
I called the court for the fine amount and how I can submit a request for trial by written declaration. The clerk said it is a mandatory appearance and I am not allowed to do a TBRD.
What are my options? Should I just show up to court? What is most likely to happen if I just go to court?
What are the overall consequences including total fines possible and insurance premium cost increase? I consulted with a lawyer and the cost is $1500 for them to go to court on my behalf. They claim they can at least reduce the ticket to under 100mph due to the 5 mph margin of error argument and a perfectly clean record.
I am especially concerned about insurance premiums, any estimate of what a 2 point on my record will incurr me in premium costs?
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
This is my first violation. Clean record. no accidents or other tickets.