Receiving a speeding ticket can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. However, with the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable speeding ticket lawyer, you can minimize the consequences with a reduced charge or potentially have it dismissed altogether.
Not only is a speeding ticket a financial burden, but it can also result in negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points being assessed and added to your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) for three years. Plus, if you accumulate too many NOTS points, your driving privileges could be suspended or your driver’s license revoked.
Why Hire a Speeding Ticket Lawyer? Isn’t That Just Adding an Unnecessary Expense
When fighting a speeding ticket, many people assume they can handle it on their own.
They may think it's not worth the cost of hiring a lawyer, or their chances of winning are slim. However, a speeding ticket lawyer can provide valuable guidance and representation throughout the legal process. They can help you understand your rights and the potential consequences of your case and negotiate with the traffic court judge to get a reduced charge when possible. This can be crucial when you are charged with speeding 100+ mph.
Speeding 100+ mph will require a mandatory appearance in Visalia Superior Court if you receive a ticket on Highway 198, or in Porterville Superior Court if you’re cited on Highway 65 or 99. It is never wise to walk into a Tulare County Superior Court without the benefit of a speeding ticket lawyer with trial experience.
You might walk out $2500 poorer, with no driving privileges for 30 days and two NOTS points, which, when your insurance company discovers, likely at renewal, your premiums will double or triple. There’s also the possibility of negative consequences at work or when applying to college.
One of the most significant benefits of hiring a speeding ticket lawyer is their ability to challenge the evidence against you. A lawyer will be able to examine the details of your case and determine if the officer who issued the ticket followed proper procedures and protocols. They can also examine the accuracy of the speed-measuring devices and challenge questionable evidence.
Another benefit of hiring a speeding ticket lawyer is their ability to negotiate a plea. A lawyer may be able to negotiate a lesser charge, such getting the violation down to one point for three years (Over a hundred is on your record for seven years), which would result in less severe penalties. They can also negotiate a reduction in the fines or a waiver of suspension.
How to Find a Speeding Ticket Lawyer
Finding a knowledgeable and experienced speeding ticket lawyer is easier than you might think. However, it's essential to do the research and not just hire “Cousin Vinnie.” Cousin Vinnie might be a fine family lawyer, but you need a speeding ticket lawyer.
You need to find an attorney who is qualified and experienced in handling traffic ticket cases. One way to find a lawyer is to ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have had experience with a speeding ticket lawyer.
When searching for a speeding ticket lawyer, it's essential to consider the attorney's experience and qualifications. Check Yelp for an attorney with an excellent track record of handling traffic ticket cases.
Another method is to search online for lawyers specializing in traffic ticket cases. You can check their reviews and ratings and determine whether the attorney is licensed in your state. If you have a lawyer in mind but are wondering if they are still practicing or want to see what people are saying about them recently, you can do a by-name search on Yelp or Avvo. For instance, Paul Harman, on Avvo. Also, check the Avvo website for a list of licensed traffic attorneys in your area.
Receiving a speeding ticket can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but it doesn't have to be. With the help of a speeding ticket lawyer, you can minimize the consequences of a speeding ticket and potentially have it dismissed altogether. A speeding ticket lawyer can provide valuable guidance and representation throughout the legal process, and they can also negotiate with the traffic court judge on your behalf. It's imperative to research and find an attorney who is qualified and experienced in handling traffic ticket cases. With the right speeding ticket lawyer, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Contact Bigger & Harman, APC, About Your Speeding Ticket
We have been asked to resolve more than 20,000 traffic tickets in CA traffic courts. We are licensed across CA, and practice traffic law in Porterville and Visalia Traffic Courts in Tulare County. Don’t risk the consequences of a speeding ticket on your own. Give us a call.
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