Need a Traffic Ticket Expert in Fresno County?
Traffic tickets are a pain and a nuisance but getting one or multiple ones can lead to serious consequences in some cases. Nearly anyone who drives long enough will eventually get stopped and receive a citation for speeding, reckless driving, illegal lane change, a red light camera ticket or other violation or infraction.
How Does a Traffic Ticket Affect You?
A traffic ticket conviction goes on your driving record and you will receive points if it is a moving violation. If you receive too many points, your license can get suspended. The cost of a ticket fine in Fresno County is typically in the hundreds of dollars and if you fail to pay, a warrant can be issued for your arrest. Should you receive too many tickets, you could be deemed a Habitual Traffic Offender, making reinstatement of your driving privileges extremely difficult and exposing you to increased fines, jail time and other consequences if stopped again. Also, many tickets are misdemeanor violations such as DUI, racing or driving on a suspended license and you risk serving jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, court costs and increased insurance premiums if you plead or are found guilty.
For commercial drivers, they risk fines and company discipline or dismissal for equipment and other regulatory violations such as for scale and overweight, log book and BIT inspection citations.
You can fight a traffic ticket in Fresno County Traffic Court alone and hope the officer who ticketed you fails to appear, but otherwise the judge will accept the officer’s testimony over yours in the overwhelming majority of cases. If you live in Coalinga or Mendota, you could appear in traffic court by videoconference as well. But is it cost effective to hire a traffic ticket lawyer?
Trial by Declaration
You can fight your traffic ticket in many cases with Trial by Declaration, a process where you submit a declaration or statement explaining the facts along with any documentary evidence or affidavits from witnesses and arguments on why you should be found not guilty. We highly recommend that you retain our legal experts to advise and help you prepare your declaration and accompanying documents since we have considerable success in getting many tickets dismissed this way. No court appearance is required and if you are found guilty, we can still request a judge trial.
Hire a Traffic Ticket Expert
You can also hire our traffic ticket experts as we service the court(s) daily to defend those charged with various traffic infractions, moving violations and misdemeanors. If you win, there are no points, no fines and nothing is added to your record.
Fees for our legal experts are reasonable because we handle multiple cases in one day. Court trials, if necessary, go quickly and most of the time, we are able to get fines reduced, get no jail time imposed on our clients, will negotiate a plea to a lesser charge or have the case dismissed. Contact us today for a free consultation.