A traffic citation does not have to mean high fines and increased insurance rates. We can help you make an informed decision. Call us.
Andre A. Hakes – Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes & DUI Attorney
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Whether or not to fight your speeding ticket involves a calculus depending on your own circumstances and the jurisdiction your ticket is in. There are more costs to a speeding ticket than just paying the fine and court costs, which you should consider:
Then there are the X-factors, which influence the likelihood of success. Some judges will not budge on speeding tickets, and the only route to take is to try and get the RADAR/LIDAR reading thrown out. Some judges will look at a driver’s record and cut you a break if you show up for court. Some police departments keep their officers trained and their devices properly calibrated, while others may have a lucky lapse.
If you have a ticket, it is at least worthwhile to talk to an attorney and find out about how your situation affects your chances.
It may seem easier to plead guilty to a traffic violation than to hire an attorney and appear at a hearing. But a guilty plea can have long-term consequences, including points on your license that raise your insurance rates and result in lost driving privileges. You have the right to challenge traffic violations, including:
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We can educate you on the phone about your charge, possible defenses, and potential consequences. Every case, court, and person is different. These are some situations where it may not be worth the cost to hire counsel. In other cases, an attorney can make all the difference. Tell us about your case, ask questions, get a fee quote, and when you have all the information, decide how you want to proceed.
For most traffic charges we can quote a flat fee over the phone, before you ever come in to the office.
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