Was in Pembroke Pines FL for the weekend visiting some old folks and got nabbed by radar for 58 in a 45. Can't deny I was speeding but if I was in the middle or left lane I wouldn't have been nabbed (people were flying by me). My first moving violation in my 48yrs of having a drivers license! My ins co (NJ Manufacturers) who I have been with for well over 20 years does NOT charge for violations (but if you get a string of them I'm sure they will spank you somehow) however the state hits you with 2 points for an out of state violation.
Anyway, I am about to pay the (YIKES) $215 ticket but was told there are a lot of FL lawyers who will guarantee 100% getting it kicked down to a non-point violation. You still pay the reduced fine, the lawyer fee AND court costs so my guess is it will cost $400-500 before all is said and done.
BTW, the cops have some gimmick. One sits with a machine that scan's your license and has a built in printer which prints out your own custom designed ticket! I asked him if I could get my grandkids photos printed on the ticket so I could save it as a keepsake. He laughed as he handed me the ticket and said "have a great day here in sunny Florida." They were doing a great business.
There is an option to go to "driving school" and not getting points but being from NJ that wouldn't work.
Is it worth getting the lawyer or should I just take the 2 points here in NJ nd move on? Any FL traffic lawyers here? Any other neg ramifications if I just send 'em the check?