Each time you plead guilty to a traffic violation, you move one step closer to losing your license for months or possibly even years. Get too many speeding tickets and the State will suspend your license for a period of time. Some violations will lead to an immediate suspension or even jail time with a guilty plea. Before you decide to just plead guilty, seek the advice of a competent traffic attorney. It could save your license and maybe even keep you out of jail. Is saving a few hundred dollars really worth your freedom?
If you didn’t take the advice above and went ahead and plead guilty to the traffic charge which resulted in a suspension of your license, it’s not too late to get it back! Time is of the essence as most courts will allow a guilty plea to be set aside within a specific period of time. If you have had your license suspended and want to try to get it back, contact us immediately!
Most, if not all, insurance companies periodically check their customers driving records. If it sees a guilty plea to a moving violation, it will most likely raise the customers rates. The raise in rates will many times exceed what it would cost to hire an attorney! Even if you are not a person who gets a lot of tickets, it can still be a net financial benefit to have an attorney amend the ticket.
Going to court and waiting to talk to the judge can take HOURS. For many violations, defendants do not have to attend court hearings, IF they hire an attorney. This allows you to stay at work and earn money to pay for fines instead of having to miss work or use your vacation days. If you do have to attend court with an attorney, the time spent in the courtroom is still considerably less than if you represent yourself because most courts will call cases of defendants who are represented by an attorney first.
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