Should I fight it if I got stopped for speeding and received a traffic speeding ticket but I was on my way to the ER?
Question Details: I was doing 24 miles per hour over the speed limit and got stopped for speeding. I received a ticket but I was on my way to the emergency room because I fell down the stairs.
It doesn't matter why you were speeding--it's still illegal. The law does not recognize going to the ER as grounds to legally speed. Furthermore, the judge would undoubtedly--and correctly--say "If you were hurt so bad that you had to get to the emergency room that quickly, you should not have been driving and should have called 911 or for an ambulence...and if you weren't hurt that bad, you should not have been speeding."
So you should not "fight" the ticket per se--you will lose if you plead not guilty and go to trial. But you should speak to the prosecution the day of trial, when you get there: if you have an otherwise clean driving record and explain the situation, it is likely that they will let you plead to a lower speed or lesser offense.