Why You Should Talk to a Lawyer Before Paying a Traffic Ticket
Most drivers will have earned at least one type of traffic ticket during the course of their lifetimes, especially if they live in large cities. Parking tickets, for example, involve violations of local or municipal parking ordinances or regulations. Too many traffic violations could also get your license suspended for a brief period.
While you might have legitimately been breaking laws when you received your ticket, there are some cases where individuals can fight the ticket in a court of law. Many police officers don’t know the exact letter of the law. If you can break down the law into elements and prove your behavior didn’t meet the specific prohibitions contained in the law, you can demonstrate you haven’t committed the violation.
However, it’s best to consult a lawyer about a traffic ticket before paying and before deciding to challenge it in court. Paying a ticket is often an admission of guilt, so don’t pay it if you have any doubts about whether you can successfully fight it.
Challenging the ticket in court can also be expensive and potentially a waste of time. However, some penalties can come with high fines and can increase the cost of your car insurance. If you’re unsure whether or not you would be wise in deciding to challenge your ticket, talk to one of our skilled Raleigh traffic violations attorneys about your case. We can take a look at your situation and offer you experienced legal advice about your best course of action.
Contact us at (919) 887-8040 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.