When an officer issues a traffic ticket, that is only an initial accusation of wrongdoing. However, if you pay (or ignore) the ticket and don’t fight it in court, it will appear on your driving record, and most likely will increase your insurance rates. Even one speeding or other traffic ticket can have a significant impact on your insurance rates. If a driver is found to have committed too many infractions, the DOL will suspend or revoke the privilege to drive entirely. That’s why every ticket matters, and every ticket should be challenged. Most infractions can be beaten by the experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Aaron M. Lukoff & Associates, PLLC.
There are ways to beat your speeding ticket or traffic ticket. Our experienced infraction lawyers will scour the court documents for any procedural issues in your case. We know the law regarding speeding citations, we are familiar with local courts, and we know the procedural rules regarding traffic tickets. At the Law Offices of Aaron M. Lukoff & Associates, PLLC, our job is to get your speeding or traffic ticket dismissed, and we have an outstanding track record of accomplishing that. If that is not possible, however, we will do everything possible to keep it off your driving record and help to keep your insurance rates low.
From procedural issues, such as the proper filing of your ticket and flaws in the police report, to technical arguments regarding the proper testing, calibration and use of radar and laser speed measuring devices, we know what to look for and how to argue on your behalf. Let us fight your ticket for you. We know that your time is valuable. That is why we work hard for you, and in most cases, once you retain our services you need to nothing more. We handle everything else, so that you don’t need to take time off from work to go to court.
Hiring an experienced traffic attorney to fight your ticket saves you money and time.
As you decide how to deal with your traffic ticket, you may be wondering why you should hire an attorney whose fees often exceed the face value of the penalty being demanded by the city or the state. The truth is, the penalty amount is likely to be only a fraction of the total cost of having your moving violation found committed. Once a moving violation is found committed, it is reported to the Department of Licensing, which enters the violation into your driving record. Your driving record is the single biggest factor auto insurance companies look at in determining how much to charge you in premiums. Unlike most of the other factors that affect your rates, the contents of your driving record is one you actually have control over.
To illustrate, let’s say you decide to just pay your $124 ticket, which causes a modest $150 (likely to be much more) increase in your auto insurance premium for the next three years (six premium periods). That’s $900 in additional premium payments that your ticket is going to cost, plus the original amount of the ticket. Hiring an experienced traffic attorney who is able to keep your record clean can actually be a real money saver.
Hiring an attorney can also save you time. We’ve heard many people say that they want to fight their ticket but can’t take time off work to go to court. In the vast majority of the traffic cases we handle, our client does not have to come to court. With an attorney appearing on your behalf, we can waive your presence at your hearing.