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When Does it Make Sense to Fight a Traffic Violation?

 Posted on December 12, 2022 in Criminal Defense

WI defense lawyerPeople get traffic tickets all the time, and usually, they just pay them without thinking carefully about how the consequences of a ticket on their record could affect them in the future. But if this happens to you, it is often worth your while to think twice before simply paying the ticket; first, because you might be surprised by how easy it is to fight and beat a traffic violation; and second, because the consequences of a violation on your record may be more serious than you think. If you have been charged with a traffic violation, talk to a Wisconsin traffic violation attorney before using your hard-earned money to pay that ticket. Here are four good reasons why you should contest a traffic violation.

You May Be Able to Get a Better Deal

Depending on the seriousness of the charges against you, you may want to explore options like pleading to a lesser offense. For example, reckless driving is not set at a certain speed in Wisconsin; rather, if an officer subjectively believes you were driving dangerously given the conditions, you could face serious fees and even prison time. Contesting a ticket may allow you to plead to a lesser offense or get the charges dropped altogether.

Discover a Lack of Evidence

If you dispute a traffic violation in court, the police officer who gave you the ticket needs to appear and prove that you are guilty of the charges against you. However, the officer may not be able to prove that any evidence existed; furthermore, the officer may not even appear in the initial court hearing, which may give you the chance to speak with a prosecutor and get a deal or dismissal.

Keep Your Record Clean

Traffic tickets can make your car insurance much more expensive. To keep your record clean, be sure to fight every traffic ticket - even ones that seem small or of which you believe you are guilty. Doing so gives you the best chance of keeping your driving record clean, avoiding expensive insurance hikes, and putting points on your record.

Avoid Points From Accumulating

Wisconsin has a system that allows your license to be suspended if you accumulate enough points. While one ticket may not seem like a big deal, other tickets can quickly accrue to the 12 points necessary to have your driving privileges suspended. Traffic safety courses that reduce the number of points on your record can be expensive and a hassle to attend, and only one reduction is available within a three-year period.

Call a Walworth County, WI Traffic Violation Lawyer

Having traffic tickets on your record can seriously impact your ability to drive, work, and live your personal life - especially if the traffic violations are serious or repeated. To get experienced legal representation from a Dodge County traffic violation attorney, call Bucher Law Group, LLC today at 262-303-4916 and schedule a free consultation. We will fight for your legal rights and make sure you get the best chance of avoiding the consequences of a conviction.




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