Jadeveon Clowney Wants to Go to Jury Trial on Speeding Ticket Charges, Hires Pete Strom of Strom Law Firm
Former Gamecock Defense End Jadeveon Clowney has made South Carolina news twice in recent weeks for speeding tickets. Now, the football star has requested a jury trial to fight the charges, and hired Pete Strom of the Strom Law Firm.
The Strom Law Firm specializes in accident and personal injury law, including speeding, following too closely, reckless driving, and driving without insurance. These areas of expertise led Clowney to choose Strom Law to represent him while he is in Florida for training.
“He has requested a jury trial,” Fairfield County Magistrate Paul Swearingen said Thursday morning, January 9th. Pete Strom telephoned Swearington to request a jury trial for the speeding tickets on Wednesday, January 8th.
“(Clowney) is out of state right now, so we requested a jury trial to give us a chance to deal with it while he’s away,” Strom said.
Clowney has received two speeding tickets in three weeks – one in Fairfield County, for speeding at 110 miles per hour on I-77, and the second in Columbia for while headed to USC’s campus, going 84 miles per hour down I-26.
“I had a frank conversation with him and I told him that what he did was wrong and it’s dangerous. It was reckless and he could have hurt somebody. And he was very apologetic about it,” Strom said.
“This kid in the last four or five years, his sort of young adult life, he’s been pretty darn good. Two speeding tickets? I’d take that with my kids,” Strom added.
Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Other Traffic Offenses in South Carolina
Common South Carolina Traffic Offenses Include:
- following too closely,
- driving with a suspended license, DUS
- driving without insurance,
- careless driving, and
- reckless driving.
Many people do not consider that in addition to your traffic citation, you can lose points off of your driver’s license and you may be forced to pay increased insurance premiums.
When making your decision about how to best handle your traffic ticket, you need to make sure that you understand the consequences of your conviction. A plea of guilty, nolo contendere, which means that you are not admitting guilt but that you do not contest the charge, or simply forfeiting your bond are all considered a conviction in South Carolina.
In SC, if you accumulate a total of 12 points your license may be suspended. Your license may also be suspended if you fail to pay your traffic ticket within 12 months of the day it is issued.
The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Reckless Driving Charges
If you have been pulled over and charged with speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, texting while driving, or other traffic offenses, you may need a solid defense to help lower your ticket or keep you out of jail. Whether you are charged with a two-point violation, four-point violation, or even a six-point violation, you need to make sure that your driver’s license is protected. Defense attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case. Contact us today at 803.252.4800