There are around 222 million licensed drivers in the US. Out of these 222 million, around 41 million Americans earn a speeding ticket every year. Speeding tickets are the most common of traffic violations. Running a red light, having a blown out headlight, failing to yield, or a rolling stop on a stop sign are just a few other common violations. The more serious traffic violations, such as a DUI, DWI, or hit and run could lead to time behind bars and hefty fines. Here are 3 reasons why you should hire a traffic violation lawyer.
1. Help Dismiss and/or Lower Your Ticket Penalties
A traffic violation lawyer will have the expertise and knowledge to give you the best possible outcome on your ticket. There are various factors that come into play when considering your ticket. Your driving record plays a key part in your outcome. First and second-time traffic violators will be given more leniency as opposed to those who have been in serious issues in the past with the law. Either way, hiring a traffic violation lawyer is the best way to go. They can help contest the penalty, or explain your circumstances in a traffic court and get the judge to either lower your penalty or even dismiss it entirely.
2. Help You Save Money
Ticket fines can be extremely costly and knowing when to fight them could save you hundreds of dollars. A primary reason why traffic violators choose not to hire lawyers is cost. Assuming that it will be cheaper to settle a fine or serve a probationary period is a terrible mistake. Basically what this means is that you are pleading guilty to that violation and will have points taken off your license. This, in turn, ends up costing you double or triple, because of insurance rates going up. Consulting a lawyer beforehand on your situation will help you save more money in the long run.
3. Save More Time
Hiring a lawyer will save you from having to miss school or work. In most cases, with simple speeding tickets (under 80 MPH unless you are on the interstate or going more than 25 over), a lawyer can appear for you without you having to be there at all. When it comes to going the solo route and pleading your case personally, you might not even get a chance to see the judge and will have to wait long hours. Waiting in court all day does not sound fun at all, which is why choosing the correct lawyer is important.