Traffic Ticket FAQs
Many people don’t realize that you can fight a traffic ticket and just pay the fine. When you pay a traffic ticket, you automatically receive a formal conviction of guilt and the associated points on your driver’s license. You will most likely have to take driving school to remove the points from your driver’s license. You must first be eligible to elect driving school and then will be required to pay for and attend driving school.
Hiring an attorney to fight your traffic ticket can save you time and money. The only way to get your traffic ticket dismissed is to dispute the charge. Our goal is to get your traffic ticket DISMISSED. If your case is dismissed, you will not have to pay the ticket fine, you will not receive points on your license and the citation will not go on your driving record. If we cannot get your traffic ticket dismissed, we will fight to have the fine reduced and adjudication withheld (no points on your license).
If you elect to take driving school, adjudication will be withheld. You will receive no points on your license, but you will still have to pay the full traffic ticket fine. You will also have to pay the driving school fee and spend time taking the 4-hour driving class. You cannot elect driving school if the ticket requires a mandatory court appearance. You may only elect driving school 5 times in a lifetime and only once in a 12-month period. CDL drivers may not elect driving school. An attorney may be able to get the adjudication withheld (no points on your license) without you having to elect driving school, saving you time and money.
Incurring points on your license can lead to license suspension and increased insurance rates. Points stay on your license and can affect insurance rates for up to 3 years.
Your driver’s license may be suspended if you incur:
- 12 points in a 12-month period
- 18 points in an 18-month period
- 24 points in a 36-month period
We go to court, so that you don’t have to! In most cases, a lawyer can appear in court on your behalf.
An experienced lawyer can fight to get your traffic ticket dismissed or reduced through negotiation tactics and legal technicalities. Let us fight your traffic ticket using our extensive knowledge of traffic laws, case precedents, motion issues and rules of evidence to prepare a knowledgeable and aggressive defense for your case.
- Careless Driving
- Red Light Camera Tickets
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Failure to Stop at Steady Red Signal
- Following too Closely
- Violation of Traffic Control Device
- Criminal Traffic Tickets
- and more…