Defending Traffic Tickets

Everyone knows that urban congestion has led to a great deal of stress when it comes to just driving from place to place. In large cities, the parking spots are at a premium and the sheer volume of cars on the streets can lead to many ‘survivalist’ tactics used by drivers.

It is common to see cars double-parked, blocking traffic as the occupants of the vehicle have ducked inside a building for an errand. Finding people who violate the traffic laws and ticketing them is the job of the police and getting a traffic ticket seems to be part of living in the city.

Most petty misdemeanor tickets, such as parking meter violations are not seen as criminal offenses, but there are far more serious traffic citations that can have a major impact on the driving record of the recipient.

When a person has had several tickets in the past, or when there have been many unpaid and unresolved tickets that are on a person’s record and they are given one more citation, it may be time to hire an attorney to clean up the mess and to increase the chances that the impact of all these tickets can be minimized.

Traffic Violations New City attorney specialists can pull up the traffic violation record of their clients and can see where there are possible options for negotiating something that would be beneficial for their clients.

When the majority of the tickets were based on traffic stops and there were no aggravating factors, such as car accidents or impaired driving, your attorney may have some negotiating power to get some of the citations dismissed or reduced.

Even when there are more serious traffic violations that involved impairment or collisions with property damage, there could be room to negotiate settlement, depending on the age of the tickets. Older violations are sometimes easier to get dismissed and prosecutors are often more willing to make better plea offers to those who have legal representation.

Let your lawyer talk to the prosecuting attorney on your behalf. The information your attorney will have about you will help them craft a convincing legal argument to help result in a better outcome of your traffic ticket cases.

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