What will happen to me in court regarding a traffic violation for speeding?
Question Details: I was going 76 in a 55 and received a traffic citation. I want to plead guilty but I don't know what the consequences are. I have a clean record. What can I expect from court and what type of punishment might I receive?
In your state (OH), that amount of miles per hour over the speed limit should result in two points on your license; you'll also have a fine and court costs of (typcially) around $225 - $275.00.
When you get to court speak to the prosecutor: the prosecutor has the authority to let you plead to a lesser offense. If you have, as you say, a clean record, he may let you plead to fewer miles per hour over the speed limit, so you might get only one point and pay a lesser fine.
Also ask if there is any option to plead to a no point offense. Some states (like mine, NJ) have alternative pleas where the prosecutor can let you pay a larger fine but get no points. In NJ, for example, you can often trade 2 points and $200 in fines, etc. for paying $450 - $500 and no points.