Most people are lucky if they only get one traffic citation in their life. Speeding, moving violations, failure to obey a stop sign, and the list goes on. No matter how vigilant a driver we are, everyone makes mistakes from time to time, and the odds are good that there will eventually be a police officer there looking to meet their quota when one of those mistakes happens.
But for some of us, traffic citations are more than just an every-now-and-then affair. Some people drive more recklessly than they should, and others are just unlucky.
Those citations, while individually they may not be very serious, can quickly add up to make life very difficult for you.
Every citation comes with at least a fine, but then beyond that fine, you’re likely looking at increased insurance rates, as well. If your offense is serious, you could be looking at educational classes, community service, license suspension, or even jail time.
That’s why it’s important to fight every citation in court, because the more citations you’re charged with, the worse the sentencing is going to be.
If you fight each citation as it happens, it makes it that much easier for you the next time you get charged with a traffic offense. If you ignore the citations until the potential sentence becomes serious, there’s only so much that even a talented lawyer can do for you.
Don’t wait to contact a skilled defense attorney, or it may be too late!