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How Much Does a Speeding Ticket Cost in San Antonio & Bexar County?
When you receive a ticket in Texas, the actual fine amount is determined by the municipality where you received the ticket. Either the citation will list the fine, or you may have to contact the respective court to determine how much you will have to pay. Either way, you can usually take a TX defensive driving course to avoid having the points go on your driving record. Every municipality uses a scale to base their fine on, which considers the number of MPH over the posted speed limit you were traveling. Even so, these scales can vary based on the locality.
According to the fee schedule of Bexar County:
SPEEDING OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT FINES
Speeding in a school zone (regardless of speed)……….$350.00
01 to 10 mph over the posted speed limit……………..$185.00
11 to 15 mph over the posted speed limit……………..$210.00
16 to 20 mph over the posted speed limit……………..$235.00
21 to 25 mph over the posted speed limit……………..$260.00
26 to 30 mph over the posted speed limit……………..$285.00
31 or more mph over the posted limit…………………$335.00
Speeding in a construction zone with workers present – by law, all the amounts double
Note: Defensive Driving is not allowed for any violation that was committed in a construction zone with workers present.
Many, many clients call our office every day wondering what the fine amount will be for the speeding or other traffic ticket they received. I suspect most are trying to figure out if it will be more expensive to just plead guilty and pay the fine or hire a lawyer. But that type of math often gets people into trouble as the fine is not the only penalty assessed when you plead guilty to or are convicted of speeding in Texas.
Only you can decide what course of action is best for your particular situation. If you will be seeking legal counsel, however, please consider our office for your representation. We have been representing clients charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors in Texas for many years. We offer affordable fees in most courts and appear on your behalf in most cases without you having to attend. We offer free consultations by phone, email, and in-person at our office. For a free consultation of your case, please contact us with the details of your case.