Senior Criminal Attorney
Few things are as annoying as a traffic ticket, especially if you feel the ticket was not justified. In most cases you can simply pay the fine, which these days is a minimum of $298, or go to traffic school, if eligible. Still, traffic school costs extra and you still have to pay the fine. You merely will not have a point added to your driving record. And if you had attended traffic school in the previous 18-months of your current violation, then traffic school is not an option.
But for a fee that is less than the cost of the ticket, you can retain traffic ticket attorney Daniel King to defend you. Daniel King is a senior criminal attorney who handles criminal and traffic ticket offense on a routine basis. Contact him at (888) 754-9860 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel King received his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and his J.D., or law degree, at Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. Over the years of his criminal practice, Mr. King has successfully handled all types of traffic offenses including:
Failure to stop at a stop sign
Red light camera violation
Driving on a suspended license
DMV license revocation hearings
Driving without insurance
Racing on a public highway
Tailgating or following too closely
Illegal or unsafe turns
Failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
Failure to stop following an accident
Unsafe lane change
Quashing a warrant
For many of these offenses, Daniel King charges less than the fine that is regularly imposed. By appearing in court on a regular basis, Mr. King is well-acquainted with the court system, judge and prosecutors and uses this to his advantage when representing you. In numerous cases over his yes of practice, Mr. King has obtained dismissals, acquittals at trial or managed to reduce a ticket to a non-moving violation.
Consequences of a Traffic Offense Conviction
Most traffic tickets are infractions, meaning that it is not a criminal violation and you are not subject to a jail sentence. You will have to pay a fine, if convicted, and at least one point will be added to your driving record. If you receive too many points, your license will be revoked or suspended. In California, your license will be revoked if you receive:
4 points in a 12-month period
6 points over 24-months
8 points in 36-months
If you are under 18, only 3 points over 12-months will get your license suspended as will drinking underage. Automatic suspensions for any motorist will occur if you drive without insurance, fail to appear in court, are convicted of a DUI, or have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or more.
Are Traffic Offenses Defensible?
Many traffic cases that appear air-tight are nevertheless dismissed or are reduced to non-moving violations. You need the eyes of a highly experienced criminal and traffic ticket defense attorney to review these cases to uncover issues that an untrained or inexperienced lawyer would overlook.
In numerous traffic ticket cases, police officers have not been in a position to observe the alleged violation or the offender had a reasonable excuse to explain his or her conduct. If a traffic control device such as a red light camera or speed gun is involved, Mr. King has been able to cast doubt on their validity. In DUI cases, he has prevailed many times by exposing the flaws in a breathalyzer or blood test result, or by showing that a police officer violated a motorist’s civil rights or exhibited bias in making conclusions about a driver’s intoxication.
Should you have an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court, Mr. King has managed to save his clients from harsh penalties that could have been imposed if the offender had tried to handle the matter alone.
Give yourself the best opportunity to obtain a favorable result in your traffic violation case. Contact traffic ticket attorney Daniel King at (888) 754-9860 if you were cited for a traffic violation or DUI.