Traffic ticket violations may seem minor to many drivers, but depending on your circumstances, this ticket could leave you facing life-changing problems. Our traffic ticket lawyer in Southampton, PA, will take your case seriously, seeking to give you the best possible defense.
We know the consequences of traffic tickets can add up over time. By fighting your traffic ticket now, we will hopefully avoid a higher level of consequences in the future, should you receive additional tickets down the road. You can learn more about your legal options during a free case review.
How Our Traffic Ticket Attorney Can Help Your Case
When making a traffic stop and issuing a ticket, law enforcement officers must follow certain steps. Failure to do everything according to regulations could result in the court throwing out your case.
Our team knows exactly what law enforcement must do to win a conviction in your traffic violation case. We will study the facts in your case. If we find that law enforcement made mistakes or there are inconsistencies in the report, we could use those errors to fight to have your ticket dismissed.
Types of Traffic Ticket Violations We Can Help with
When you are facing a ticket, our traffic violations lawyer can handle various cases on your behalf, including:
- Reckless driving
- Violating a stop sign
- Violating a red light
- Not having a driver’s license
- Not having automobile insurance
- Expired registration
- Drunk driving
- Driving on a suspended license
We can defend your rights when you are facing other traffic-related violations, too. Our team does not back down when representing our clients who have a difficult situation related to traffic tickets.
Understanding Pennsylvania’s Driving Points System
As specified in Pennsylvania state law, when a driver admits guilt regarding a traffic ticket, they will receive points on their driver’s license. If the driver’s accumulated points surpass any of the state’s various limits, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the driver may need to take written exams, attend hearings, or give up their driver’s license.
When you already have multiple points assigned to you from past traffic tickets, a new violation that seems to be minor could push you over the points threshold, resulting in severe penalties.
We May Be Able to Help with Your Points Situation
This is an area where hiring our Southampton, PA, traffic ticket lawyer could provide a big benefit to you. If we can reduce the severity of your traffic violation or persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the ticket entirely, we may be able to keep you under the points threshold.
We cannot do anything about the points you accumulated in the past by admitting guilt to previous traffic violations. However, you can be certain that we will work as hard as we can to help you avoid a conviction on your current traffic violation.
Our Traffic Violation Lawyer Can Help When You are Facing Multiple Tickets
After some traffic stops, the police officer may issue multiple tickets to you. Maybe the officer says you were speeding, driving recklessly, and running a stop sign. Then you did not have your driver’s license with you at the traffic stop.
In a case like this, if you accept guilt on all of the tickets, you can accumulate so many points that you surpass the threshold, all from one traffic stop. In this type of situation, our traffic attorney in Pennsylvania can try to persuade the court to eliminate one or more of your tickets to keep you under the points threshold.
Techniques We Can Use to Reduce Traffic Violations
When you receive a traffic ticket, we can use a few different techniques to protect you from harsh penalties, including:
- Reviewing video: Perhaps the officer’s account of the situation is not quite accurate, and our review of the video of the incident shows that you did not violate traffic laws.
- Illegal speed trap: We may be able to show that law enforcement set up a speed trap that did not follow the proper regulations, leading to an invalid ticket.
- Eliminating tickets: If you are facing a situation where you received multiple traffic tickets in one stop, we may be able to negotiate with prosecutors to drop a couple of the tickets in exchange for a guilty plea on one ticket.
Dealing with Serious Traffic Violations
Some of the most serious traffic violations may require a specific type of defense from our traffic ticket legal team in Pennsylvania.
After a traffic stop where you end up with charges for drunk driving, you could be facing fines, a driver’s license suspension, and jail time. By hiring our Bucks County DUI attorney, we can help you craft a defense to fight off or reduce your charges.
According to the PennDOT, drivers who have a blood alcohol content (BAC) measurement of 0.08% will face lesser penalties than someone with a 0.16% BAC. Our team may choose to focus your defense on trying to show that the officer performing the tests made a mistake in measuring BAC, meaning you deserve lesser charges.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
If you receive a charge of leaving an accident scene before police arrive, you could be facing a serious traffic charge. Perhaps the officer issuing this ticket simply did not understand what happened, and you just need prosecutors to listen. Our team will present your side of the story.
When you end up in an accident where another person suffers a fatality, you could be facing a felony traffic violation. This could lead to prison time. We know just how serious this situation is. We could develop a defense strategy that shows why this charge is too serious to fit the actual facts in the case.
Let McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Protect Your Driving Record
Our traffic ticket defense lawyer team in Southampton, PA, fully understands the consequences of a traffic ticket. Rather than simply admitting guilt and paying the fine, hire us to defend your rights.
We will work to the best of our abilities for a dismissal of the ticket or a reduction of the penalties. For a consultation about your case, call us today at (610) 991-7219.