The short answer, and the answer you probably don’t want to hear, is to hire a Seattle traffic lawyer. I know, I know, you are probably thinking “he’s just saying that because he’s trying to get our money.” Of course if you want to hire me I’ll help you out, but there’s more to it than that.
I am in court almost every day fighting speeding tickets and other various traffic tickets. And every day I see people in there without the help of a lawyer. And they are saying the same things to the judge: “I was keeping up with traffic”; “I was trying to get out of a dangerous situation”; or “I think the cop actually shot the car right next to me because there is no way I was going that fast.” And then I see the same result – a committed finding and a traffic fine.
With a Seattle traffic lawyer, you get more than that. You get the expertise of seeing many many speeding tickets over time. You get the advantage of having someone that has presented every conceivable argument to the court and knows which ones work and which ones don’t (and which judges will accept which arguments and which ones will reject certain arguments – it’s not as uniform as you might think).
If you find yourself hamstrung with a speeding ticket or some other traffic infraction don’t try to fight it yourself. Don’t waste your time and your money on what will surely be a losing effort. Put your money into an expert in traffic law who will take your ticket, lawyer it up, appear for you in court, and probably get your ticket dismissed outright without you having to do anything more.
You just have to ask yourself if you’d rather give it your best effort, waste your time, and go to court having no idea what to do, or if you’d rather drop $250 and have your only responsibility be answering the phone when your traffic lawyer calls with the good news about your contested hearing.