A traffic violation is something that most of us have faced at some point in our lives. Most people drive every day, and it is only a matter of time before a traffic rule is violated and an officer is there to witness it. If you receive a citation for a traffic violation, you are faced with the choice to either fight the ticket or pay the fine. If you simply pay the fine, you are pleading guilty to the offense and have consequences for doing so. You will most likely receive points on your driver’s license and your insurance premiums will rise. This can be very costly when you add the cost of the actual citation, and then the costs of your insurance. If you forget you have a ticket and miss your court date, a bench warrant will be issued. If this occurs, you now face being arrested for your minor traffic violation and doing several days in jail.
Some driving offenses can be more serious than others, such as a reckless driving. These more serious offenses can result in several points on your driver’s license, which can lead to your license being suspended or revoked. If you drive on a suspended or revoked license you can face jail time in addition to other penalties.
As frustrating as a traffic ticket can be, if not handled correctly, it can stay on your driving record for several years and cause consequences for you the entire time. It is important to handle tickets in a way that causes the least impact on your driving history. The attorneys at Gregory & Waldo have years of experience negotiating traffic tickets, and work hard to get a resolution that ends in no points on your driver’s license and no traffic school. If you feel that you have been wrongfully accused of a traffic violation, Gregory & Waldo will also set your case for trial and fight the charges for you. If you have received a traffic ticket, call 702-830-7925 to find out if we can help.