For minor traffic violations — speeding, failure to yield the right of way, and so on — it is often not worth hiring a lawyer; the attorney’s fees would probably be much greater than the fine and costs. But there are some times when you should at least talk to a lawyer when you have a traffic ticket:
1. If you are charged with a traffic offense that carries the possibility of a jail sentence — DUI, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license, for example.
2. There was a traffic accident, and you think you might be sued or have an insurance claim brought against you.
3. You have had some other tickets recently, and you are worried about your insurance.
4. You have had other tickets in the past two years, and you are worried that a new conviction would cause DMV to take your license administratively. We have experience dealing with these situations also. We may be able to figure out a different way to dispose of the case that doesn’t cost you your license.
Call us at 434-293-8185.