Getting A Speeding Ticket In Maine – Charges, Penalties, and More

A road trip from Connecticut to Maine is something that many families do in the summer months. You might notice that in many parts of Maine, the speeding limit is higher than it is in Connecticut. But, you might get carried away while driving, and still start speeding. If this happens, you could get a speeding ticket in Maine. A speeding ticket in Maine can have consequences for your license. You can learn more about what to do if you get a speeding ticket in Maine here.

Nolo Contendere

Maine has many different options for paying a traffic ticket. If you want to plead nolo contendere (no contest) to the ticket and simply pay the fine, you have several options. The cost of your ticket will vary based on what you get charged with. For just a speeding ticket, the fine should not be more than a few hundred dollars. But, if you face multiple motor vehicle violations, the fine could be higher. You can find a full list of fines here. You can pay your ticket:

  • By phone.
  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

Still, it is important to keep in mind that some traffic violations require an appearance in court. For most routine speeding tickets, this is not the case. You should talk to a lawyer about your situation to determine what to do next.

Not Guilty

Like Connecticut, Maine’s Department Of Motor Vehicles uses a point system to keep track of motor vehicle offenses. If you plead not guilty to the speeding ticket, but a court finds you guilty, points will be added to your driver’s license. If you have a total of 6 points against your license, you will get a warning letter from the DMV. Your ability to drive in Maine can be suspended if you accumulate 12 or more points.

If you decide to fight the speeding ticket, you can follow the instructions on your ticket. In most cases, you can give notice by mail. Then, you will get a letter with more details. The letter will tell you when your hearing in court will take place. Make sure that you show up for the hearing. You have the right to have an attorney there to defend you and protect your rights. If you want to hire an attorney, you can contact our office. We can review the specifics of your case. We can then represent you in court. Or, we can refer you to a Maine motor vehicle violation who can handle your case. Please contact us to learn more about your options.

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