Wisconsin speeding tickets can carry some hefty fines – and if you’re like most people, you’re dreading cutting that check to the state. It doesn’t matter whether you live in Waukesha and were pulled over in Milwaukee or you live out of state and got a ticket anywhere in Wisconsin; what matters is that there may be a way for you to fight your ticket and win.
Wisconsin Speeding Tickets: What You Need to Know
Speeding is a serious issue in Wisconsin, and tens of thousands of people end up in trouble each year over driving too fast. Wisconsin has an “absolute” speed limit. That means if you’re going even one mile per hour over the limit, the police can pull you over and give you a ticket – and it can be hard to fight that ticket in court.
What is Imprudent Speed?
When you’re driving on a Wisconsin roadway, you have to adjust for weather conditions. For example, if it’s snowing outside and it’s cold enough for water to freeze, you are responsible for slowing down enough to be safe.
How Much Does a Speeding Ticket Cost?
Speeding tickets can be expensive. The most common fines range between $200 and $800. When you get a ticket, the fine amount is usually printed right on it – and you’ll have to pay additional fees, too, such as:
- Court support services fees
- Court costs
- Crime lab and drug assessment fees, which are charged for nearly all violations
- Penalty assessments
- Jail assessments, which are charged at a minimum of $10
- Justice information system fees
If you’re also found to be driving under the influence, you’ll pay additional fees – and you’ll be subject to criminal penalties.
It’s not only about the fees, though. Often, when you get a speeding ticket, your insurance rates go up. That can really add up over time.
Do You Need Help With a Speeding Ticket?
Many people are able to fight speeding tickets and win – and if you’d like to find out whether that’s possible in your case, call us at 414-383-6700.