Traffic laws exist to maintain safety on our roads. However, even the most conscientious drivers can find themselves facing a traffic ticket.
Whether it's for running a stop sign, speeding, a cell phone ticket, or being caught by a camera-enforced red light, understanding the consequences and knowing how to fight your traffic ticket are crucial.
Always Consult an Attorney About Your Traffic Ticket
Receiving a traffic ticket can be more than an inconvenient setback. Without proper handling, it could lead to substantial financial and personal implications.
The penalties vary according to the offense but can include a hefty fine (California has some of the highest fines in the country), points added to your driving record through the negligent operator treatment system (NOTS), and even a possible suspension of your driving privileges if you accumulate too many points.
A single NOTS point from a traffic ticket can stay on your record for three years, affecting your insurance rates and potentially your livelihood—especially commercial drivers. However, many employers and school registrars consider traffic ticket convictions a sign of irresponsibility.
“If you get a traffic violation or a red light ticket it can affect your driver license, especially if you’re a commercial driver, give Bigger & Harman a call. They helped me a few times. They are a professional group that can help. A point or 2 on your driver record can hurt your employment, I recommend them. They are very professional.”—Raymond B., Salinas, CA.
More severe offenses can result in two NOTS points that remain on your record for seven to ten years, dramatically affecting your auto insurance premiums.
Beyond the financial implications, accruing too many points added to your driving record during a specific timeframe will lead to a driving privilege suspension. Under California law, the DMV can suspend or revoke a driver's license if they accumulate four points in 12 months, six points in 24 months, or eight points in 36 months.
While the prospect of facing these consequences can be disheartening, it's essential to remember that a traffic ticket does not automatically mean a conviction—unless you pay the fine. A paid fine is a guilty plea, and the record of your conviction be added to your driving record. With proper representation, it's possible to contest your traffic ticket, potentially having the charges dropped or the penalties reduced.
At Bigger & Harman CA Traffic Ticket Defense Team, we have over a decade of experience helping drivers navigate the legal complexities surrounding traffic tickets. Our skilled attorneys understand the nuances of California traffic law and can provide strategic defenses tailored to your unique situation.
We believe that one mistake shouldn't define your driving future. Whether it's a minor traffic violation or a more severe charge, we're dedicated to advocating for your rights and striving for the best possible outcome in your case.
Don't let a traffic ticket leave a mark on your record without a fight. Seek professional advice from our experienced attorneys at Bigger & Harman. We are committed to understanding your situation, guiding you through the legal process, and diligently fighting for your rights. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you navigate your traffic ticket ordeal.
Consult with Bigger & Harman about Your Traffic Tickets in Mono County Traffic Court
When you need assistance with a traffic ticket in Mammoth Lakes or Bridgeport Traffic Court, contact Bigger & Harman, APC, at (661) 349-9300; use their contact form; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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