While many people can represent themselves for simple legal matters, you may want to hire a traffic ticket lawyer if you face a substantial fine, increased insurance premiums or loss of your driving privileges.
Traffic ticket lawyers usually handle a great volume of cases since traffic citations are usually simple matters and are handled in a separate traffic court in many towns and cities. For this reason, the legal fees can be very reasonable and may be less than the cost of your potential fine.
If you challenge a traffic violation, such a running a light or making an illegal turn, your case will be heard by a judge only. Generally, the only witnesses are the police officer and yourself, though you are not required to give any testimony or present any evidence in your defense to prevail. An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can do several trials in one day, if necessary, along with negotiating other tickets to more favorable settlements.
A Lawyer Can Advise You
If you have questions about the validity of your citation, feel it was unjustly given or you face a license suspension, your traffic ticket lawyer can advise you regarding any defense you could present. Usually, a quick phone consultation can convince you that you may need legal representation.
Negotiating a Settlement
Having legal representation often persuades the prosecuting attorney to settle your case on more favorable terms that may result in lower fines, no points or your driving record and being able to retain your license. This can save you thousands of dollars in the long run in insurance premiums or in having to take alternative transportation.
Trying Your Case
For cases where manuals or logs pertaining to signage, cameras, road design, or speed detection devices are at issue, a traffic ticket lawyer is usually better organized and much more knowledgeable about how to challenge such evidence in court, or to point out certain legal deficiencies that can result in a dismissal.
Also, questions need to be asked in a certain way on direct examination if you are offering your own witnesses. A good defense witness, or experienced traffic cop, can easily deflect questions from someone with no legal training even if the defendant is knowledgeable in engineering or other issues pertinent to the case.
Find an Experienced Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Hire a local traffic ticket lawyer who has had years of appearing in traffic and criminal court representing cases like yours. This attorney will generally know all the judges and prosecutors and what you can expect in your case. Also, hire a lawyer who will keep you informed and allow you to participate in any major decisions.
If you are low income and your court does provide public defenders for misdemeanor cases like a DUI or reckless driving that can result in jail time, you may be eligible for having a court-appointed attorney represent you.
- Red light tickets
- Illegal lane change
- Stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Pedestrian crosswalk
- Driving without insurance
- Driving on a suspended license
Our fees are reasonable since we handle so many tickets and are efficient in resolving them to the satisfaction of our clients. Our success rate in getting tickets dismissed or reduced is phenomenal.
Look what WeFixTicket can do for you:
- No need to appear in court in most cases. We handle your representation and unless your ticket charge is a DUI or other serious misdemeanor matter that requires you to appear, we will appear for you.
- No need to have for you to take a traffic school course in many cases that our attorneys resolve.
- No need to wait for hours for your case to be called or to have to negotiate with the prosecutor.
- Amendment of your charges in many cases to non-moving violations that do not result in points on your record or suspension of your license.
- No increase in your insurance premiums if no points are assessed.
- If we take your case to trial and obtain a dismissal or not guilty verdict, no fines or costs are assessed.
Prosecutors are under pressure to move cases along and not have to try a case since it is time consuming and detracts them from handling more serious matters. If an experienced traffic ticket lawyer is representing you and is willing to try your case, then they know a fight is at hand that will take preparation and time away from handling more pressing matters. Consequently, they will often plea bargain to a charge that will cost you far less in fines and not jeopardize your driving record.
Our attorneys also handle DUI matters. Most clients with DUI tickets are charged with having a BAC of 0.08% and for driving under the influence. In California, you also have a separate administrative or Per Se hearing before the DMV to determine if your driving privileges should be suspended. Most DUI charges are misdemeanors, which means you face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. A DUI conviction, though, can cost you so much more in other costs as well as substantially increasing your insurance premiums. You also face impoundment of your car, installation of an ignition interlock system on your car and mandatory attendance at a DUI class for more than a year.
Our highly experienced attorneys can offer you a wide range of defenses depending on the facts of your case and can present dozens of ways to challenge your breath or blood test results.
A warrant is a directive to law enforcement to immediately arrest you. If you failed to appear in court, pay a fine or complete a condition of probation, a court will issue a warrant for your arrest. A failure to appear can result in significant additional fines, loss of your driver’s license, impoundment of your car and wage garnishment.
At WeFixTicket, a local attorney will represent you to get your warrant or warrants quashed and to have the underlying matters that resulted in your warrant being issued resolved to your satisfaction.
Call WeFixTicket today if you have a traffic ticket, DUI or warrant matter and you want experienced and knowledgeable local counsel who can provide you with the results you want and need.