Your driving record is more valuable than you may realize. For starters, it’s possibly the greatest factor that determines the price of your car insurance premium.
Blemishes in your driving record can negatively affect your rates, and they may affect your ability to hold a valid driver’s license.
If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation, you risk damaging this record—and it can take years to undo that damage. But if you successfully challenge a charge with the help of a traffic violation lawyer, you maintain your car insurance rates and avoid having your license suspended. At Wilson & Reives, we understand that you value your ability to drive without restrictions, and we are prepared to help you fight your charges. Work with us, and get effective legal counsel from traffic violation lawyers you can trust.
Which traffic violations can damage your driving record?
If you’ve racked up a number of parking tickets, you’re familiar with the fines they carry. However, the following can carry more far-reaching penalties:
• Speeding tickets
• Moving violations
• Hit and run accidents
• Driving with a revoked license
If you find yourself charged with one of the above, a traffic violation lawyer can help you deal with that charge and gain you the most favorable outcome in your case.
How can hiring a traffic violation lawyer help your case?
You may have received a charge you’ve received before—for example, another speeding ticket—and wonder if you shouldn’t simply show up on your court date and offer a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC). You may hope that if you arrive early to court, you’ll find the judge in a good mood. While these intentions are good ones, they’re not enough to win your case.
Unless you are in traffic court handling cases on a daily basis, it’s impossible to have the knowledge of what prosecutors and judges will do. However, a seasoned traffic violation lawyer will know those prosecutors and judges, as well as all the rules governing your charge.
Call (919) 775-5653 or contact us and set up a consultation to speak with one of our experienced traffic violation lawyers about your case.
A traffic violation lawyer will:
• Represent you in traffic court
• Negotiate with judges and prosecutors to have your charges dropped or reduced
• Help you avoid high fines and penalties
• Keep you from losing your driver’s license or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if applicable, or advocate for you to have driving privileges reinstated
Your traffic violation lawyer will go back to court as many times as necessary until he or she achieves the best possible outcome for you. Even if you cannot win the case, there is much room for an experienced lawyer to lessen the impact on both your freedom and your ability to drive.
Can traffic violations really be fought and won?
Yes. If you believe you’re in the right, you don’t have to accept these charges without a fight. An experienced traffic violation lawyer may succeed at having your charges reduced or revoked by attempting any of the following approaches:
• Challenging the officer’s subjective conclusion
• Challenging the officer’s observations
• Proving your conduct was a “mistake of fact”
• Proving your conduct was “legally justified”
• Proving your conduct was necessary to avoid harm
Focusing on each element of a law is often the key to unlocking an effective defense—and it’s exactly what an experienced traffic violation lawyer is trained to do.
It’s time to speak with a lawyer
Choosing the right traffic violation lawyer can make a real difference in the outcome of your case, the time it takes to resolve your case and your overall experience.
The traffic violation lawyers at Wilson & Reives are here to provide you with trusted, effective and experienced legal counsel. We’re ready to fight for you to receive the most favorable outcome in your case, so you can move forward on the road.