The decision to hire an attorney for a speeding ticket is a personal choice.  An attorney may be able to help eliminate your ticket if you are falsely accused or there are legal mistakes in the paperwork. An attorney may also be able to obtain a favorable reduction which can reduce points, fines and surcharges. Finally, a traffic lawyer may be able to resolve your traffic ticket so you do not have to go to court.  It is important to remember that multiple speeding tickets can cause significant license consequences including a license suspension. In other words, if you have any concerns beyond just the fine, such as license issues, potential points, or insurance concerns, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer.