It happens to the best of us, we get caught going a bit too fast, or we park in a spot we shouldn’t have, and voila, we get traffic tickets. Most of these minor infractions do not require the assistance of an attorney to handle, you can simply pay a fee and move on. However, in some circumstances, the aid of a traffic ticket attorney could be extremely beneficial to both you and your bank account.
When Do I Need an Attorney?
Traffic laws differ between states, however, most are generally along the same lines, and typically have similar processes by which ticketing works. As stated previously, most minor traffic tickets are not necessary to bring to the attention of an attorney. Circumstances that legal advice may be beneficial in, however, include:
- Excessive speeding tickets
- Outstanding warrants due to previous unpaid tickets
- Driving uninsured or underinsured
- Driving with revoked/suspended/expired license
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident you were involved in
- Recurring or habitual traffic tickets
Many of these scenarios require more than a simple fee to be paid, and often need the ticketed person to show up in court. When this is the case, it is advisable to seek legal counsel in order to have proper representation in court.
What to Expect
Depending on the severity of your traffic violations, you may be facing hefty fines, a suspended license, or even jail time. Though working with a traffic ticket attorney does not guarantee that your charges will be cleared, you are more likely to see a reduction in charges and/or fees if you are well equipped with the knowledgeable counsel of an experienced attorney. Often, traffic ticket attorneys can suggest traffic school or other reformative programs, or can even create reasonable doubt against the presented evidence.
Hiring a traffic ticket attorney can prove to be extremely beneficial to you if you are facing recurring charges, have outstanding warrants, or are being threatened with jail time or excessive fees. If you have any of these and are seeking legal counsel, or if you have questions about how hiring an attorney could impact your charges, contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to handle your ticketing case today.
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