- Pay the fines
- Accept the points on your driving record
- Accept your new, increased insurance premium; and then
- Continue life as normal
If so, you’re not alone. The vast majority of people living in the U.S. don’t even know that it’s possible to fight traffic tickets.
We want to explain some of the most common ways that an experienced Milwaukee traffic citation attorney can help fight your traffic ticket.
Fighting Your Ticket
Another common misconception is that you are automatically guilty if you actually committed the traffic violation in question. This is true in some situations. However, there are numerous ways that an attorney can have your case dismissed, guilty, or not.
When it comes to fighting traffic tickets, the first thing to check is the ticket itself. The arresting officer may not have written down all of your information correctly. Be sure to examine your ticket to ensure everything is correct.
Some common errors include:
- Incorrect car color
- Incorrect car make/model
- Incorrect ticket issuing time
One minor detail could lead to a case dismissal.
Another viable strategy to fight your ticket is to claim that the equipment used to catch your violation was faulty. The most common example is red light cameras. If the camera snapped you when it wasn’t supposed to, or has a history of errors, your case will likely be dropped.
Enroll in a Defensive Driving Course
For traffic violations, the judge’s main concern is to ensure that you learned from your mistakes. Enrolling in a defensive driving course is a good way to show the judge that you are already on top of fixing the problem. If the violation you were cited for increases your insurance or tacks on too many points on your record, a defensive driving course is in your best interest.
The Officer Doesn’t Show
If the officer doesn’t make it to your court hearing, it is almost guaranteed that your case will be dismissed. Traffic violations, for the most part, are very low on the level of importance for most officers. If something comes up, their traffic ticket appearances are typically the first thing to go.
Contact The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz Today
We understand that you likely have questions on how to get started putting your past behind you and moving forward, and our team at The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz is ready to answer them! For countless years, our team of trusted Milwaukee traffic citation attorneys has been helping individuals fight their traffic violations quickly and efficiently, allowing them to return to their normal lives as soon as possible.
Mistakes happen, but they don’t have to leave a lasting stain. Call our team today (414) 375-0797 to learn more about how we can help you win.