My daughter was going 25 MPH over the speed limit in Louisiana she is an LSU student licensed in Maryland ?
3 attorney answers
Hire a traffic court lawyer to waive her appearance and get the best possible outcome. Do NOT let her call the D.A. unless she has a law degree.
I agree wholeheartedly with my colleague above. Article 894 may be used but it would be advisable to explore other alternatives.
An attorney with experience in defending traffic court matters could appear on behalf of your daughter and save her the trouble of appearing in court.
He or she could also discuss the facts of the situation with your daughter and depending on the available defense and totality of the facts could be able to reach an agreement with the district attorney to reduce or dismiss the charge.
I echo the recommendation that you use the search and directory functions on this site to find an attorney who can offer a free consultation and discuss the situation in more detail.
Best of luck to your daughter.
While an article 894 (or perhaps 892.1) is an option, there are additional options for your daughter which could save the 894 option for the future. Depending on the facts and circumstances, it's possible an attorney can appear for your daughter and get this resolved without her physically appearing in court----or he may not----again, depends on the entire situation. I recommend that she use the AVVO Find a Lawyer directory and search for traffic ticket attorneys in the Baton Rouge area----many will provide a free consultation (telephone or in person)---I know my firm does-----call a few and then hire the one with whom you feel most comfortable. Good luck.