After You Have Broken A Traffic Law

by Adriana Noton - Date: 2010-10-12 - Word Count: 495 Share This!

It is understandable if your nerves are frayed after being handed traffic tickets by a police officer. Getting caught breaking the law is never something you want to have happen. For most people being issued speeding tickets and traffic tickets is about the only time they will have contact with a police officer in their lives.

It is most common for people to just decide to pay the ticket. They then deal with the consequences of increased auto insurance premiums and at the worst a suspended license. This is not the only choice to make. You could consider challenging the ticket.

Traffic tickets often have a date and time on the back of them where you can choose to go to the courthouse and challenge the ticket. If you are going to take the step into the legal field you should take an expert with you. This expert is an attorney.

You will find many attorneys advertising on television.. You can also find them listed online. Choose several to call from these lists. If there are reviews online about these professionals make sure you read them. This is an important decision to make.

It is important that you choose an attorney who deals in defending traffic and speeding tickets. Lawyers usually specialize in a few areas of practice. You want someone who works on this type of case day in and day out. You do not want hire a corporate law attorney for this type of case just because you are friends with them. You need an attorney with expertise.

Make appointments with several law firms. You will be interviewed so that they can assess the likely result of your case. This interview will probably be entrusted to a paralegal. A paralegal has training in the legal field.

Make sure that you tell the person interviewing you everything you know about the nature of your tickets. They must know the entire situation. Honesty is very important to their ability to tell you what might be the likely outcome for your case and make a proper defense.

The attorney will review the information and let you know what the likely outcome of the case will be. They will also be able to tell you if they are willing to represent you. You need to decide if you want them to take your case. You can compare the assessment of several attorneys that you have contacted. You must decide on hiring them and they must decide to take you as a client.

It must be made clear to you what you will be charged for the services of the defense attorney. The normal rate is either charged as a flat fee or a charge per hour. The law firm needs to be very clear on what it will charge for its services and how it will be billed. The fees for the attorney you will have to pay may sway your decision on whether you want to go to court for breaking the traffic law.

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