IS IT WORTH HIRING YOU TO FIGHT MY TRAFFIC TICKET?
Absolutely! We offer competitive rates and it is well worth it to fight a traffic ticket in order to get it off your record that may save you thousands of dollars down the road in insurance rates. If you're not a very good driver, or a cautious driver and you do get a lot of traffic tickets, obviously, you want to keep those off your record so you're not accumulating too many points.
WHAT KINDS OF TRAFFIC TICKETS / INFRACTIONS DO YOU HANDLE & WHAT’S THE CONSEQUENCE OF 1 OR MORE TICKETS?
We handle any type of moving citation, or traffic offense. Anything you can do driving a motor vehicle, including motorcycles and commercial semi-trucks and trucks, and people with commercial driver's licenses (CDLs). From routine speeding tickets, all the way through a negligent driving to reckless driving, where you could be looking at lengthy suspension periods of your driver’s license and very heavy fines.
People who just have a personal driver's license obviously want to keep their insurance rates as low as possible. Some insurance companies, even with one speeding ticket, will dramatically raise the rates. By the time that the ticket drops off after three years, that person may have spent an extra couple thousand dollars for insurance when they wouldn't have had to have the ticket been dismissed and never gone on the person's record to begin with. Getting back to your original question, basically, it's any type of traffic ticket, no matter how minor or how serious is what I help people with and represent them in.
WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR CDL (COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE) HOLDERS?
Commercial drivers, (people holding CDLs), have got to be very careful defending any type of moving violation, because even 1 fairly serious or 2 less serious infractions or tickets can result in mandatory suspension periods of their CDL, (which wouldn't necessarily result in suspension of their personal driver's license). If a professional driver loses their CDL for 60+ days, that often times means the end of their career as a commercial driver. Those matters have to be taken seriously.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT SPEEDING TICKETS?
People have a lot of misconceptions about speeding tickets. They're caught going 35 in a 25 zone. Their speedometer says that they were going 35. They think that they were going 35. Their attitude is, "Well, the officer's got me dead to rights. I was speeding, I'm guilty, and I might as well just pay the fine." Although you may have thought you committed the offense, with scientific devices such as speedometers, and radar guns, and LIDAR devices (i.e. laser devices), machines can make mistakes. If the officer cites you for a speeding ticket, he's got to do his job, and he's got to make sure his report is filed timely and correctly, and he's got to have done the preliminary and prerequisite tests on the speed measuring device. So even though you may think, "I was speeding and I'm guilty of it," speeding tickets are worth fighting, because the majority of them can be dismissed. In my experience in representing clients, it's well worth spending a couple hundred bucks in order to do so.