Many people that receive a traffic ticket will simply pay the fine without challenging the citation. Paying a fine is the same as pleading guilty to the offense, and can result in:
- Increased insurance rates
- Driver’s license suspension
Tickets involving certain types of moving violations, DUI, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license can often lead to the suspension of your license, and should be contested with the help of a criminal defense lawyer from our team. Trying to fight a ticket on your own can be difficult. A defense attorney will know the best way to proceed with your case and what outcomes are most likely. This can help you decide what direction you want to take regarding your ticket.
License Suspension and Traffic Tickets
Although the state doesn’t have a point system for driving violations, your license can be suspended for certain various types of traffic violation such as DUI, refusing to take a DUI test, driving on a suspended license, speeding, failing to pay for a ticket, and not paying child support and court fines. Depending on the situation, your license will minimally be suspended for 30 days on up to a year or longer, and can even be permanently revoked. If you use your vehicle for work or other important commitments, or are a commercial driver, losing your driving privileges can severely impact on your life.
If you have found yourself dealing with a traffic ticket, we will review your citation and can discuss ways of defending the violations you have been charged with. Attorneys at our firm are highly skilled in traffic laws, and whenever possible, will negotiate for a reduction in charges or case dismissal. Our goal is to protect your right to drive and keep your driving record clean.