Many people believe that hiring a traffic attorney for a ticket is a waste
of money. In fact, just the opposite is more often true. When you just
pay the ticket’s fine, you are guilty, there is no other recourse.
DMV will assess negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points and
your auto insurance will raise your rate at renewal when they see the
assessed points, which to them signals a higher risk, despite the many
years you’ve maintained a clean record. Now, your “good drivers’
discount” is gone for a minimum of three years and up to ten years
depending on the violation you were convicted of and you didn’t
even have your day in court.
How a Traffic Ticket Attorney Saves You Time
A traffic attorney can save you time by gathering all the evidence and
disclosures about your case, write motions for dismissals, speak with
the law enforcement officer (LEO) about your ticket, and if need be, represent
you in court so you never have to appear. When you have a mandatory court
appearance, a traffic lawyer can go in your place and you can just go to work.
How a Traffic Attorney Saves You Money
Traffic attorneys can save their clients money by getting the charges reduced
to a non-point violation so that your insurance premiums do not increase
or get the ticket dismissed. Consulting an attorney can save you hundreds
and even thousands of dollars by giving you the knowledge you need to
know when it is appropriate to fight a ticket and when it is in your best
interest to just pay the fine and except traffic school.
It can be very difficult to determine when you should hire an attorney
and fight a traffic ticket. In some cases, you should fight the ticket
but represent yourself. If there is possible jail time or license suspension,
it is imperative to hire an attorney. And, when the fine plus increased
insurance is more than what it would cost to hire an attorney, hire an
attorney. Commercial drivers should hire a traffic attorney and fight
every ticket, their livelihood depends on it. When you’re on the
fence about hiring an attorney, read the reviews on Yelp, Avvo, and Nolo
of traffic ticket attorneys in your area. Then choose an attorney with
a good reputation and one whose clients said the attorney told them that
they could defend themselves or request a Trial by Written Declaration
because that shows they are honest and not just interested in the money.
How a Traffic Defender Saves You Points
A traffic attorney can work with the court to get your violation reduced
to a non-point violation or a one-point violation rather than two if they
cannot get it dismissed. When you can come away without negligent operator
treatment system (NOTS) points, it’s a big win because your insurance
premiums will not be affected.
Hire a Local Central Valley Traffic Lawyer
Call Bigger & Harman, 661-349-9300 to inquire about the specifics of
your ticket or email:
Bigger & Harman are traffic attorneys in the Central Valley, California
area who practice only traffic law. They are straight shooters that have
their clients best interest in mind. They will tell you if you can handle
the ticket yourself or it is better just to pay the fine and go to traffic school.
Read the comments about how Bigger & Harman, traffic attorneys saved
their clients, time, money, and points at
Avvo.com, like this one from Marvin, “They got my speeding ticket dismissed.
I'm a truck driver and I need my CDLs to work. For the cost they charged
me, they saved me thousands of dollars and I didn't even have to show
up for court.” Avvo is short for “avvocato” which is
Italian for lawyer, they are one of the most prestigious reviewers of
Or, you can read the Bigger & Harman
Nolo.com write-up, it is one of our nation’s best online digest for legal
professionals, or on
Yelp, where there are 80 or more comments from some of the 2000 California
drivers who Bigger & Harman have successfully represented. Of course,
there are negative comments there as well, they could not win every case.
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