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Mt. Pleasant Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Defense Against Speeding Tickets and Reckless Driving Charges in Charleston County

Our firm regularly handles speeding violations and reckless driving charges for clients, which are a common type of traffic offense. South Carolina's basic speeding law requires driving at a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the conditions.

Before accepting a speeding ticket or reckless driving charge, contact a traffic defense attorney. Law enforcement agencies frequently issue these tickets to drivers on our streets and highways, increasing government revenues through citations that are often unnecessary.

Speed Limits in South Carolina

In South Carolina, the fixed speeding limits are as follows:

  • 15 - 25 mph in school zones
  • 25-30 mph in residential areas and business districts
  • 70 mph on freeways and interstate highways 

Keep in mind that while there are set speed limits, the actual speed allowed might be lower based on factors like construction zones and weather. Certain areas within municipalities might have different speed restrictions than the statewide ones in South Carolina. Following posted speed limit signs and adjusting your speed based on road conditions is crucial.

In South Carolina, getting caught speeding can lead to fines, points on your license, and in severe cases, license suspension or revocation. Therefore, driving responsibly and following speed limits is imperative.

Speeding Ticket Points:

  • Speeding 10 mph or less  - 2pts
  • Speeding between 10 mph and 25 mph - 4pts
  • Speeding over 25 mph - 6pts

How Much Is a Speeding Ticket in South Carolina?

Typically, the cost of a traffic violation in South Carolina ranges from $75 to over $500. The amount you'll pay depends on factors such as the location where you received the ticket, your speed at the time, and whether the violation occurred in a school zone or construction area with reduced speeds and increased fines.

1-10 mph over the limit - $75

11-15 mph over the limit - $125

16-25 mph over the limit - $180 - $200

25+ mph over the speed limit - $350+

*costs and penalties mentioned are approximate, and the actual fines and points can differ based on individual case details. 

If you're dealing with a moving violation in South Carolina, reach out to Joe Good today or contact us online to arrange a consultation with our speeding ticket attorney in Charleston County.

What Is Considered Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving refers to operating a vehicle in a manner that poses a danger of injury or harm to others. In South Carolina, this includes negligence leading to bodily or severe bodily harm. The severity of the punishment varies depending on the offense. Reckless driving is defined as showing deliberate or reckless disregard for the safety of individuals or property. It can be applied in various scenarios, such as excessive speed, disregarding stop signs, driving while fatigued, or being distracted.

  • A single reckless driving offense results in six points on your driver's license. If you accumulate a total of 12 points, your license will be automatically suspended.
  • Having two reckless driving convictions within a five-year period can lead to a three-month license suspension.

Don't navigate reckless driving charges by yourself. Reach out to a seasoned defense attorney to handle your case. Contact us now for a complimentary consultation with no obligations.

Contact Our Charleston County Speeding Ticket Attorney Today 

If you're confronting moving violation charges, like speeding, reach out to our firm to begin your case promptly. Attorney Joe Good brings years of experience representing drivers in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston and the surrounding areas, including both in-state and out-of-state visitors. Rest assured, we're committed to advocating for your driving rights in South Carolina.

Contact Joe Good at (843) 412-1401 or fill out our contact form. We offer free consultations to discuss your rights and help you navigate the complexities of a legal matter.
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