Summer’s finally here. You’re cruising down the highway, top down, radio blaring, going – oops – 90 mph in a 70 mph zone. And then you see the flashing lights. First off, do not try to outrun the officer. You most likely will not get away and, even if you do, they’ll find you. And instead of a speeding ticket, you will be charged with a felony. Be smart. Pull over, keep your hands on the steering wheel and wait for the officer to approach and give you instructions. You will need to produce your driver’s license and proof of insurance (keep it in the glove box or console). If you have a good reason for speeding (like your wife is in labor), give the officer your explanation; if not, be quiet, be respectful and accept your ticket. Then call us. We’ll explain your options, including whether it is worthwhile for you to retain legal counsel. Each municipality has its own process and what works in one may not work in another. At Pruitt Law Offices, S.C., we know what works and we can make it work for you. Contact us at 262-633-8301, through our website at, or visit us at 731 Main Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.