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When Should You Call a Traffic Lawyer?

Here at Meadows & Aderhold, P.A., we are committed to providing all our clients with the expert legal assistance they deserve. While most people understand that they should call a lawyer for big matters like estate planning or bankruptcy, fewer people think to call a lawyer for things like traffic violations. This is unfortunate, because there are many cases where having a legal expert on your side could make a difference in the outcome of your traffic case. In this article, we’ll go over some circumstances in which we believe you should definitely call a traffic lawyer.

If you need a traffic lawyer

  • To Remove Point Penalties- The consequences for traffic violations usually take one of two forms, either a cash fine or a point penalty on your license. If you find yourself faced with the latter, we at Meadows & Aderhold, P.A. recommend giving us a call to try to get that penalty removed. Having points added to your license will increase your car insurance fees, resulting in a cumulative financial loss that’s greater than a one-time fine. If enough points accrue, you could even have your license suspended.
  • To Get the Ticket Dismissed- Of course, a strong case from a good traffic lawyer can do more than just get point penalties removed—it can get the ticket dismissed entirely. There are specific circumstances that must occur for this to be possible, which usually include a plea deal to a less serious offense, but in most cases, this is still preferable to the alternative.
  • To Negotiate Alternative Penalties- Even if we at Meadows & Aderhold, P.A. can’t get your ticket dismissed outright, our traffic lawyers may still be able to negotiate an alternative penalty to a hefty fine or points on your license. The most common such alternative is traffic school, which can let you prevent penalty points from accumulating and even lower your insurance rate.

We at Meadows & Aderhold, P.A. hope that this information has been helpful to you. If you need a traffic lawyer, don’t hesitate to give us a call.