Why fight your speeding ticket?
Too often a person thinks he or she can defend against a traffic ticket in court just by telling the court what happened. Surely the judge will see that the officer was wrong in giving the citation, right? Wrong. Hearings on traffic infractions are governed by rules and statutes. You need an attorney who knows what to argue in court on your behalf. You need to defend against the court making a finding of “Committed” which then goes on your driver’s record and increases your auto insurance.
Our attorneys will fight for you to keep your driving record clean. They have years of experience and a high success rate in getting tickets dismissed. Successfully fighting against the citation is especially important when the infraction cannot be deferred, for example:
- School Zone or Construction Zone Violations
- Negligent Driving – 2nd degree
- Drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
- Failure to Register a Vehicle
- No Valid Operator’s License
- Mitigation Hearings and Deferred Findings
Sometimes the court will allow the driver to defer or mitigate (reduce) the fine. However, the driver can’t contest the ticket and must pay an administrative fine. If the driver gets another ticket after that, tough consequences can follow on the driver. The first ticket on deferral is converted to “Committed” if the second offense occurred during the deferral period. Additionally, a driver can only defer one moving violation and one nonmoving violation every seven years.
The court reviews the driver’s record to determine whether to reduce subsequent ticket and by how much. If a driver gets too many tickets when a period of time, Department of Licensing may suspend or revoke one’s license. Having an experience attorney handle your infraction matters is the best way to protect oneself from paying high fines and increases in your insurance rates.
Although no guarantee in every case, our attorneys have had successful dismissals in the past, including but not limited to:
- Speeding Too Fast for Conditions
- Following Too Close
- Seat Belt Violation
- Overweight Violation
- Defective Equipment
- Improper Lane Usage
- Failure to Obey
- Failure to Yield
- Failure to Signal
- Cell phone violation
- Obstructed View
Call our office now to discuss your traffic ticket and how we can fight for you. Legal services are provided at a flat and reasonable fee. We have helped drivers, truck drivers, and other commercial drivers for years. We are regularly referred by our past clients to neighbors, teachers, family members and coworkers who receive traffic citations as providing quality and experienced legal representation.
If we can be of service to you, please call us at (360) 718-2235 or click here and one of our attorneys will contact you promptly.