A LONGTIME traffic lawyer has shared how drivers can get out of a speeding ticket in an emergency situation.
States across the country are hardening their speeding laws, but drivers can potentially avoid a ticket under special circumstances.
Martin A. Kron from traffic law firm Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C. based in New York and New Jersey told The U.S. Sun in an exclusive interview that drivers should avoid admitting to anything when they get pulled over with one exception.
“As a general rule, I would say the less you talk the better and there’s an exception to that if there’s a true emergency,” said Kron, who has 37 years of traffic court experience.
Kron gave the following scenarios: “So let’s suppose you were speeding and the cop says to you ‘Why so fast?’ You can tell him ‘I’m pregnant, that I’m racing to the hospital.’
“Or you just found out your husband was in an accident because, in New York City, the only way to deal with traffic tickets is to go to trial.”
The lawyer explained a situation in which explaining why you were speeding to the officer who is ticketing you could actually be beneficial in court.
“So let’s suppose the situation was you just found out your husband got in an accident and he’s in the emergency room.
“If you don’t say anything to the policeman, when you go to trial and bring that up the judge is gonna ask, ‘Well, did you say something to the police?’
But, ‘Oh, no, I didn’t.’ Then, you don’t sound credible anymore,” Kron with experience as a traffic court judge said.
However, if you are speeding and there’s no emergency Kron said it is best to not say anything incriminating.
“As a general rule, if you get stopped and it’s a routine situation, you wanna blend into the woodwork,” he said.
The lawyer said that if someone calls him and says “I just got stopped by a cop and he gave me five tickets” it tells him that “the motorist opened his mouth.”
“You don’t want to antagonize the policeman,” Kron added.
If the cops ask the driver if they know why they were pulled over, Kron said: “I wouldn’t admit to anything.”
“Normally you’re better off not admitting to anything because it’s gonna be used against you,” Kron added.