You never know when you might be on the hook for a traffic offense. If you have received a citation or are facing more serious consequences because of something wrong you allegedly did while driving, a traffic crime attorney can be hired to provide assistance. Here are some of the specific things that a traffic crime attorney may do to try to improve your situation.
Reduce or Dismiss a Traffic Ticket
Whether you were cited for speeding or another traffic violation, your lawyer can accompany you to court to explain the circumstances that led to you getting the ticket. Your attorney can also assist you if you got a ticket for supposedly running a red light and were caught on a red-light camera instead of by an officer's eye. If your driving record has been clean for an extended period, your attorney will try to convince the judge to show leniency and lower the amount of your fine if you're guilty of the offense.
Your attorney may help you get your ticket dismissed altogether for a reason, such as:
- The issuing officer's absence from court
- Erroneous details on your ticket
- Improper speed limit notification
- Traffic enforcement technology glitches
Try to Get Your License Reinstated
Whether your license was suspended because of a DUI or another serious driving violation, your traffic crime attorney can possibly get your license reinstated faster so that you can start driving legally again. If you can't get your license reinstated entirely, your lawyer may be able to get a restricted license, which will allow you to drive to and from work or other important places that have been approved by the court.
Possibly Prove Your Innocence
Whether you've been cited for a minor offense or charged with a major traffic crime, you might not actually be guilty. If you believe that you're innocent of the allegations that were made against you and led to your trouble with the law, your traffic crime attorney will work to try to prove your innocence. From interviewing witnesses to gathering more physical evidence, your attorney can do many things to support your claim that you didn't commit the traffic offense in question. Your attorney can speak on your behalf in court and advise you on what to say and what not to say if you're called to testify.
You don't have to deal with the law alone if you hire a lawyer to help you manage your case. Contact a traffic crime attorney today to request a consultation.