If you’re like most drivers, you’ve received at least one ticket for a moving violation in the past. You have two options when this happens:
- pay the ticket and accept the points on your driving record. Doing so means accepting the consequences, which may include fines, a black mark on your driving record, and higher insurance rates
- fight the charges in court
Most people choose the first option. They assume they have no choice. In reality, as you’ll see below, one of the best actions to take is to hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney to contest the charges. Following are the top five reasons.
#1 – An Attorney May Be Able To Get The Charges Dismissed
A surprisingly large percentage of moving violation tickets contain errors. When such errors occur, the tickets can often be tossed based on technicalities.
This opportunity is unlikely to present itself if you don’t have an attorney present.
#2 – Protect Your Freedom To Drive A Vehicle
Each moving violation for which you’re convicted adds points to your permanent driving record. These points accumulate and can put your driving privilege in jeopardy.
When a traffic defense lawyer contests a ticket on your behalf, the charges may be dismissed or the number of points may be reduced. This can help you retain your freedom to drive.
#3 – Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates Down
Expect your insurance rates to rise as points are added to your driving record. Every conviction for a moving violation signals to your insurer that you represent a greater risk it will be forced to pay out claims.
The greater the risk, the higher your rates.
Hiring an attorney to fight the charges, whether the charges are related to speeding, reckless driving, or driving while in the possession of narcotics, can help keep your driving record clean. That, in turn, will help keep your insurance rates down.
#4 – An Attorney Can Appear In Court In Your Stead
One of the advantages to having a traffic ticket lawyer in your corner is that he or she can appear in court on your behalf. This can be valuable if you’re unable to take time off from your job to make an appearance.
#5 – You’re Not Eligible For Traffic School
Many motorists attend traffic school to prevent points earned via moving violations from landing on their driving records. This is undoubtedly a good way to keep your record clean. But what if you’re ineligible for traffic school?
If traffic school isn’t an option, your best bet to avoid points is to hire an experienced traffic law attorney to contest the charges. He or she can help keep your record clean, prevent your license from getting suspended, and keep your insurance premiums down in the process.
Skubiak & Rivas, an aggressive Florida traffic defense law firm, has helped thousands of clients successfully fight moving violation tickets. We can do the same for you. Contact us today by calling 407-894-4449 or filling out the short form on this page for a free consultation.