Call Today 888.301.6004
Avoid Points on Your License! Contact Our Firm to Fight Your Ticket for Driving Too Fast for Conditions.

Driving Too Fast for Conditions in Lexington, SC

Understanding a Too-Fast-for-Conditions Citation

Too fast for conditions is a criminal traffic offense in South Carolina. It carries a fine and driver's license points just like a speeding ticket, but there is no requirement that you were exceeding a posted speed limit. The law is contained in S.C. Code §56-5-1520, which makes it unlawful to operate a vehicle at a greater speed than is "reasonable and prudent." Often times, drivers are cited with this offense after a traffic accident when the police can't actually determine what or why an accident occurred.

This is despite the fact that under South Carolina law, "[n]o police officer in investigating a traffic accident shall necessarily deem the fact that an accident has occurred as giving rise to a presumption that a violation of a law has occurred." (S.C. Code §56-5-6170) Anyone who pleads guilty, no contest or is convicted by the court will face a court fine, license points, and a likely increase in their insurance rates, as the insurance company charges higher premiums for drivers who are considered to be at risk of causing an accident.

Defending Against Charges of Reckless Driving in Lexington

Anytime someone is charged with too fast for conditions there are likely defenses that can be raised at either a bench trial or a jury trial. Oftentimes, commercial drivers and those with other tickets on their record will find it worthwhile to retain counsel for this offense. When we meet for a free consultation, we can review your case to determine whether you need to hire an attorney and to discuss strategies that may be used in your case.

If you have received a South Carolina too-fast-for-conditions ticket and believe that you may be interested in retaining a Lexington criminal defense lawyer, you are invited to reach out to the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC by phone or through this website. Although we are able to accept traffic court cases throughout South Carolina, we primarily practice in Lexington and Richland counties and other nearby areas.

Contact our office immediately so we can begin meeting your legal needs!

Former Client Experiences

  • “I tell everyone who needs a lawyer to call James Snell.”

    Former Client

  • “When we went to court, it went just like he said that it would, and now I do not have a CDV on my record.”

    Former Client

  • “I want to thank you for how you handled my son's case. We were very concerned with whether or not his charges would effect his future. After meeting with you we knew that we could trust you to advise us in his best interests. I cannot express how grateful ”

    Former Client

  • “Thank you so much for handling my case for me. Since the first moment I talked with you I felt a sense of relief. I knew I had found a true professional, how relieved I was every step of the way. I will never forget your help.”

    Former Client

  • “You are down to earth, easily approachable, and simply a refuge in an awful time of hardship. You have integrity, humility, and a wonderful way with those of us who have made mistakes.”

    Former Client

  • Best of Lexington Life for 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lawyer.com Premium Rating
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating - Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Better Business Bureau - Accredited Business
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating - Top Attorney DUI

Stay Updated

  • Fourth DUI in South Carolina

    Driving under the influence ( DUI ) is a serious crime in South Carolina, even if it is your first offense. However, if it is your fourth or ...

    View More
  • Lifting a Lexington County bench warrant

    If your loved one has been arrested on a bench warrant for missing a criminal court date we can help. Bench warrants are normally automatically issued ...

    View More
  • Commercial DUI in South Carolina

    In South Carolina and every state in the country, commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders are held to a higher standard compared to non-commercial ...

    View More

Get Started Today

We're Available to Schedule Immediate, Same-Day Consultations
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.