Speeding Defense in New Hampshire
PLEASE NOTE: A MINIMUM RETAINER OF $1,000 WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL SPEEDING CASES AND C&W MAY REQUIRE A HIGHER RETAINER DEPENDING ON THE FACTS OF THE CASE.
RSA 265:60 makes it a crime to drive at a speed that is not reasonable and prudent for the conditions. Generally speaking if one drives faster than the posted speed limit there will be a presumption by a court that the speed was not reasonable and prudent.If one is accused of driving at 26 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, the driver will be required to come to court to address the charge.
If the driver is accused of traveling 25 miles per hour or less over the posted speed limit the driver can pay a standard fine through the mail without coming to court. If the driver wants a trial, (s)he must fill out the back of the ticket requesting a trial within thirty (30) days and mail it in. We recommend that if you are filling out a ticket to request a trial that you fill out the back and make copies of your ticket before you send in the original in case it gets misfiled or lost in the mail.
If a judge determines that the facts of the speeding, or any other motor vehicle violation is particularly flagrant, the judge may order the suspension of a driver’s license for a period of up to thirty (30) days pursuant to RSA 263:57.
A speeding conviction is considered a “minor offense” for habitual offender purposes.
The attorneys at Cohen & Winters can help defend you against speeding charges. Call today for a free consultation.