Milwaukee Traffic Citations Attorney
We Help Clients Fight Traffic Tickets
Traffic citations in the Milwaukee area can range from a moving violation such as failing to stop at a stop sign to a drunk driving citation. Traffic citations can also include reckless driving, speeding, operating a motor vehicle after revocation of a driver's license, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Traffic citations may be issued by city police, state police, campus police, and county sheriff departments for all kinds of traffic violations. Handling a traffic violation can be a stressful and frustrating experience, involving taking time off from work and other inconveniences. Depending on the nature of the violation, it may also involve demerit points on your record.
When a driver is ultimately convicted of a "moving violation," demerit points are assessed as of the date of the moving violation. In Wisconsin, the courts forward all records of convictions to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles.
Paying a traffic ticket is like entering a guilty plea, don't pay it, fight it! Having the help of a criminal defense lawyer can be especially helpful in challenging parking tickets as well as traffic citations. At The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz, our traffic citations lawyer in Milwaukee can help you challenge the citation and avoid demerit points on your driving record.
If you are interested in challenging your traffic citation, call (414) 375-0797 to get advice from our traffic citations attorney.
Issued a Parking Ticket in Milwaukee?
If you are issued a parking ticket in the greater Milwaukee area and you want to challenge your ticket, you must schedule an appearance with the Parking Citation Review Manager. If you are unable to reach the Parking Citation Review Manager, the Municipal Court will make every effort to schedule you for a Municipal Court appearance on the same day.
When challenging a traffic citation, you must schedule an appearance with the Parking Review Manager or Municipal Court. We understand that taking time from work can be frustrating and inconvenient. However, it can be worth it to avoid the penalties associated with the traffic citation.
The Point System
For certain moving violations, demerit points can be added to your license. Accumulating too many points can have a negative impact on your driving privilege. There are ways to reduce points, in certain situations. For example, some drivers may have the option of having three points reduced by attending an approved traffic safety course. It is important to understand that you are limited to a one point reduction every three years and only for violations that are in the A, B, C, or D classifications.
Some examples of points assessed for moving violations in Wisconsin include:
- The attempt to elude a police officer – 6 points
- Failure to uphold your duty following a collision – 6 points
- Driving under the influence – 6 points
- Reckless driving – 6 points
- Speeding more that 20 mph over the speed limit – 6 points
- Failure to yield the right of way – 4 points
- Driving too fast for conditions – 4 points
- Failure to use your turn signal – 3 points
- Speeding at 10 mph above the posted limit – 3 points
These are just a few examples of the Wisconsin demerit point system. Unfortunately, it isn’t difficult to accumulate 12 points in a short period of time, especially if an individual violated multiple vehicle codes at once.
Penalties for Traffic Citations
The fines assessed for a traffic citation is only the beginning of the impact on your life. Accumulating 12 points over a 12-month period can result in a driver’s license suspension of two months or longer. Most moving violations remain on your driving record for five years from the date of the conviction. Alcohol related offenses and other serious offenses may remain on the driving record for 55 years.
Aside from losing your license, increased insurance premiums are the biggest problem for people with traffic citations. In just a few years, the increase can end up costing thousands of dollars. This concern is a main reason many of our clients choose to fight their tickets. Our Milwaukee traffic citations attorney helps clients reduce and eliminate points on their driving records to help prevent a suspended license and insurance premium increase.
Keeping Your Driving Record Clean
You have the legal right to defend yourself and present evidence in your favor for any traffic offense. Our Milwaukee traffic citations lawyer can evaluate the circumstances of your traffic ticket, advise you of your options, and recommend the best possible course of action in a free consultation. Our law firm has helped many clients successfully fight traffic tickets.
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