Protect Your Driving Privileges Fight Your Ticket With Bigger & Harman Today

undefinedWhen you receive a traffic ticket in California, the immediate concern might be the fine associated with the ticket, and the driver might compare only the fine to how much a traffic attorney might cost.

However, other long-term financial repercussions come with a traffic ticket, such as negligent operator points on your driving record and an increase in auto insurance premiums. Hiring a traffic attorney could potentially be more cost-effective than simply paying the ticket.

Contrary to popular belief, hiring a traffic attorney to dispute your traffic ticket could be cheaper than the ticket. Many hear the seemingly outrageous hourly wages some attorneys charge and shy away from consulting a traffic attorney.

However, Bigger & Harman, the Bakersfield Traffic Ticket Defense team, always use a flat fee so that you know what our fee will be upfront and there are no surprises. Regardless of the number of court appearances, we must make to resolve your traffic ticket, the fee remains constant. 

The In-depth Knowledge of a Traffic Attorney

Traffic attorneys spend a considerable amount of time in traffic court. 

Through their experience, they gain an understanding of how different judges respond to various types of cases, and they often witness firsthand the dismissal of tickets in situations that might be similar to yours. While there are no guarantees in any legal situation, the insights gained through this extensive courtroom experience could be used to your advantage.

Possible Favorable Negotiations

One potential benefit of having a traffic attorney is their ability to negotiate on your behalf. In some cases, they might be able to negotiate for a “no-point conviction,” which does not carry the same negative repercussions as a moving violation. Since there are no points, there is no permanent record. This negotiated deal could save you from the negligent operator points that might otherwise increase your auto insurance premiums.

A Traffic Attorney Understands the Dynamics of Traffic Court

Traffic attorneys often know the local judges and law enforcement officers (LEOs) who are part of the traffic court system. While nothing is certain, knowing which LEOs frequently do not appear in court and understanding judges’ tendencies could potentially be beneficial. 

For instance, if a LEO does not appear in court, your attorney could ask for a dismissal, leveraging the principle that a defendant has the right to face their accuser.

Possible Persuasion for Traffic Violator’s School Approval

In instances where the speed recorded was too high for the court clerk to approve a Traffic Violator's School (TVS) attendance to mask the conviction, a traffic attorney might be able to persuade the judge to grant approval.

The approval of TVS attendance could save you nearly $1,500 over the 36 to 39 months, the duration the NOTS point would have otherwise remained on your record, making the initial cost of hiring an attorney a potentially wise financial decision.

In conclusion, the upfront cost of hiring a traffic attorney might seem expensive and unwarranted, but considering the long-term financial savings that might be possible is a step worth considering. Consider Bigger & Harman, APC. 

Consult with Bigger & Harman for Assistance in Kings County Courthouse in Hanford, CA

Hanford Courthouse in Kings County, CA, is a tough courthouse with strict judges. However, we have proven track of record of disputing cases in the toughest environments.   

Call Bigger & Harman, APC, at (661) 349-9300. Or, use our convenient contact form or email us at

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