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October 08, 2008

Solos - Defending Speeders Can Be Profitable

Under a new law in Florida, fines for those who speed can be between $1,000 and $5,000:http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/54/300px-Gtp_sports_cars.jpg

On the second day the new law was in effect this month, officers using airplanes cited 80 drivers traveling at up to 150 mph for excessive speeding, the newspaper says. The tickets were issued in less than two hours, at one end of the Palmetto Expressway, in Miami-Dade County.

Although the $1,000 ticket may seem steep, compared to the previous $250 fine for those who exceeded the speed limit by 30 mph, the new law provides for even stiffer penalties for scofflaws. "Get caught a second time, and you'll fork over $2,500 and lose your license for a year," the newspaper writes. "You'll pay $5,000 for the third offense and forfeit your license for 10 years."

Motorcyclists now can also be fined for popping wheelies.

I won't get into the merits or intentions of the law.  However, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to do the math. I know I would hire an attorney versus going pro se on a matter which pillages the wallet to this degree and threatens my ability to drive...especially in these very difficult times.

So, my recommendation?  Start learning how to defend speeding tickets. I'm not prescient but I wouldn't be surprised if other states jump on board (if some haven't already) because speeding tickets are quite lucrative to municipalities and states.  So, this area of law has the ability to be quite lucrative. Those issued a ticket will certainly be looking to hire a lawyer instead of paying these fines and/or risk losing their license and livelihood.  And solos could easily make a name for themselves in this area.

Start buying your domain names now! TheSpeedingTicketLawyer.com sounds good...doesn't it?

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