Can a Traffic Ticket Lawyer Help?

A traffic ticket is defined as a summons and citation that is issued by a police officer to motorists and other users of the roads who fail to obey traffic laws. Traffic tickets come in two forms; a moving violation and a non-moving violation. A moving violation would involve running a red light or speeding and a non-moving violation would include a parking ticket. All tickets are typically heard in traffic court. All 50 states in the country have their own traffic courts. Tickets are issued when a motorist disobeys the rules of the road and are usually paid with a fine that can be relatively small or relatively large in amount. All moving violations include the motorist having points placed on their license.

Traffic tickets include violations for:

  • Speeding
  • Parking
  • Parking at an unpaid meter
  • Running a stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to signal
  • Swerving
  • Failing to drive within a single lane
  • Driving on the shoulder
  • Failure to stop for a school bus
  • Driving too slowly for road conditions
If you have been convicted of a traffic violation and need legal assistance, consult with a Traffic Violation Attorney in your area to receive a free case review.

Traffic tickets can be fought in court if the defendant wishes to fight the ticket. If they don't wish to fight the ticket they can mail the ticket and the fine to the court in the jurisdiction that issued the ticket. If a person does wish to fight a traffic ticket they can do so on their own or they can hire a traffic law attorney to help fight their case. A traffic law attorney will be able to help the defendant file all the proper paperwork with the court and give the proper advice to the defendant when deciding how to plea.

A traffic law attorney will also help the defendant figure out whether or not it is even worth the hassle of appearing in court to fight a minor traffic ticket that doesn't affect the person's driving status. If a defendant is required to appear in court after receiving a traffic ticket then hiring a traffic law attorney would be the best thing to do. If a court appearance is required after receiving a traffic ticket then the offense is extremely severe and could affect the driving status of the motorist. This means that the motorist could have his or her license revoked because they have accumulated too many points against their license, they were arrested for DUI or DWI, they were involved in a vehicular manslaughter crash or they were eluding police during a chase.

Anyone involved in a reckless driving, street racing, or road rage case should seriously consider hiring a traffic ticket lawyer to help fight their case in a court of law. Defending yourself in a court of law for a lesser traffic offense is pretty simple since the offense doesn't require jail time but when a traffic offense requires jail time as the fine then the defendant should hire a traffic ticket lawyer to help them fight their case.

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