NAVIGATING TRAFFIC LAWS CAN BE MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOU THINK. For example, would you know how to question the citing police officer to court, and once there, would you know what questions to ask in order to raise reasonable doubt in your case?
TICKETS CAN GET EXPENSIVE. Americans pay out literally billions of dollars on traffic related fines annually. Even if it’s your first offense, your wallet is going to take a hit (and so will your driving record in points.) If you have multiple offenses or it’s a serious violation, things could get very expensive without an advocate who knows how to work within the traffic court system. A traffic ticket lawyer can contest the citation and may be able to lower the fine or have it dismissed entirely, which could save you hundreds, even thousands, in some cases.
PROVING YOUR INNOCENCE CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT THAN YOU THINK. Say you get a red light ticket at an intersection with a camera, but you believe you were wrongfully cited. If you want to contest the ticket, you’ll need the video footage. However, “cutting through bureaucratic red tape” could prove to be a bit daunting. On the other hand, an experienced traffic ticket lawyer knows exactly how to gather the proper evidence.
YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE MONEY BY HANDLING THE TICKET ON YOUR OWN. Don’t automatically assume that you’ll save money by not hiring an attorney. Most people dismiss the idea of seeking legal advice because of cost. They may wrongly believe that they can more cheaply handle the matter on their own, but later discover that it winds up costing much more than they had originally anticipated. Depending on how many points are on your record, or how severe the violation, it may not be in your financial best interest to handle your case on your own behalf. Also, there’s more to be considered than just the fine alone. There’s the matter of points on your driving record that will most likely result in higher insurance premiums for years to come.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A TRAFFIC TICKET:
Call The Ticket Clinic for a free consultation or hire us online. Since 1987 our lawyers have resolved over 3,000,000 traffic related cases across the nation. Call now at 1-800-CITATION (1-800-248-2846)