Getting a traffic ticket isn’t the most enjoyable experience, but most people have gotten one or even a couple in their lifetime. An estimated 40 million speeding tickets are issued in the United States each year and less than 5 percent of people contest their traffic ticket. Having traffic tickets can increase your insurance rates, lead to hefty fines, and affect your driving record. Knowing when to fight a traffic ticket could end up saving you hundreds of dollars for the offense itself and perhaps even more on your car insurance down the road. While most people just pay the ticket and move on, it may be worth it to fight your ticket. Here are two different ways that having a lawyer on your side can help you.
When reviewing your ticket, a lawyer may find errors that the average person would not notice. If an error or mistake is found on your ticket, then at that point the ticket will most likely be dismissed. It is probable that these errors will be missed by most people, so you can benefit greatly from having an experienced lawyer review the ticket who knows what technicalities to look for.
Sometimes though, there are no mistakes, and so you may end up needing to pay a fine. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to pay the entire fine. Your lawyer may be able to negotiate a lower fine you, which can make a huge difference in how much you pay. Obviously, a reduction in the fine will make you happy, but reducing the fines will have a corresponding reduction in points on your driver’s’ license, which will avoid various scenarios, from increased car insurance rates to license suspension.
As you can see, just two reasons to have a lawyer are dismissal of the ticket altogether or reduction in the fine you pay, that alone makes it worth it to have a lawyer fight for you. Don’t let a mistake affect your driving future! If you’re in Raleigh, N.C., trust the seasoned professional at The Beaver Law Firm to have someone fight by your side. For advice when it matters, call (919) 578-8551 or visit www.thebeaverlawfirm.com for more information.