The Texas Department of Transportation is installing new signs on the Highway 290 today to lower the speed limit on stretches of the highway. The speed limit changes stretch through Hayes County. The speed limit will only drop by 5 mph, going from 65 mph to only 60 mph in the stretch between Nutty Brown Road and Rob Shelton Boulevard. Small changes in the speed limit like this one can lead to a rise in speeding tickets and traffic violations.

Doubtless, after signs are installed the Houston police and the highway patrols will be staking out and waiting for individuals to pass by so that they can catch these drivers and issue them a speeding ticket for driving at the previously mandated pace. If you have been charged with speeding and have been issued a speeding ticket in a place with a recent change, then you may want to contest your ticket. In some cases, you may need to hire an attorney to help you with this.

Most often, it is wise to contest a ticket if you have been issued other citations in the past and are at risk to losing your license as a result. At The Martinez Law Firm, an attorney may be able to assist you in challenging the prosecution and proving that the speeding infraction should not go on your record. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at the firm right away if you would like to learn more about how you can challenge your speeding citations or avoid penalties. Whether you are dealing with a traffic infraction or a serious felony, a Martinez Law FirmHouston criminal defense lawyer may be able to work to your advantage. Hire the firm today to learn more!