Consequences Of A Traffic Ticket
Many people who are cited for traffic violations pay the ticket and hope it will go away. Unfortunately, paying a traffic ticket will not make it go away. When you pay a ticket, you plead responsible or guilty to the violation. As a result, that violation will go on your record. A ticket for speeding or reckless driving can have serious consequences down the road. You could face higher insurance rates, driver’s license suspension – even a permanent criminal record.
At The Law Office of Karl A. Mueller, PLC, we can protect your rights in court, argue the facts and determine whether the ticket was written up properly. We serve clients throughout the East Valley and the Phoenix metropolitan area. Call 602-730-7857 for a free initial consultation.
Why You Need A Lawyer To Fight A Traffic Ticket
If you pay a ticket for a traffic violation, the financial consequences are not over. A finding of responsibility can mean additional traffic points and that can mean an increase in your insurance rates. If you accumulate enough points over a three-year period, your driver’s license can be suspended. The consequences of a criminal traffic violation are significantly steeper. You face heavier fines and insurance point penalties, plus the possibility of jail time and possible employment repercussions. Unlike with a civil traffic offense, a subpoenaed police officer almost always shows up to court.
With a higher level of difficulty and greater potential consequences, an experienced defense lawyer can be even more important. In addition to civil traffic violations such as speeding and red light camera enforcement violations, we handle all types of criminal traffic violations, including:
- Excessive speeding, which is driving 30 mph over the posted speed limit
- Reckless driving, which is driving a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of people or property
- Aggressive driving, which is speeding combined with another offense, such as an unsafe lane change
- Leaving the scene of an accident, or hit-and-run
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license in Arizona
- Commercial driving violations such as truck weight violations
Different Arizona courts handle traffic violations in different ways. Having devoted so much of his career to traffic violation litigation, attorney Karl A. Mueller understands how to tailor each defense depending on the charges and the court. Having handled thousands of traffic cases, he knows how to respond to officers’ statements and prosecutors’ allegations. If you have received a traffic ticket, our firm can help you.
Talk To A Traffic Ticket Lawyer Today
If you face a traffic offense of any kind, you have options. By protecting yourself in court now, you are also protecting your future. Contact our Arizona office online or at 602-730-7857. We offer free initial consultations. We answer calls 24/7.