San Bernardino & Riverside Traffic Ticket Attorney

Do you really need a traffic ticket attorney? This is a question many people ask when they are cited. While you can just pay the fine, often this can be very costly in the long-run, especially if you’re livelihood depends on your ability to drive and your driving record. Instead of admitting guilt and accepting the severe consequences that can follow, talk to a traffic ticket defense lawyer serving San Bernardino & Riverside about what your options are.

Milligan, Beswick, Levine, & Knox LLP represents clients in the Inland Empire who are accused of traffic violations. When you need an attorney experienced in handling traffic crimes, we are here to help. Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers will answer questions including:

  • What are the consequences of a traffic violation?
  • Why should you hire a traffic ticket attorney?
  • How can a lawyer help you when you receive a traffic ticket?

What are the Consequences of a Traffic Violation?

Consequences of a traffic violation vary depending upon the specific moving offense as well as depending upon your past driving record. Possible consequences can include:

  • A suspended license. A license can be suspended if you have too many citations, or if you are arrested for drunk driving or convicted of reckless driving. Suspensions may be automatic. For example, you only have 10 days to request an administrative hearing to stop an automatic suspension after a DUI.
  • Fines and penalties. Tickets come with fines, which are significantly higher in work zones and in school zones.
  • Higher insurance costs. Insurers raise your rates after a ticket goes on your record.
  • Disqualification from certain jobs. Some types of work require a clean driving record, which you will no longer have if you are convicted of a traffic violation.
  • Demerit points on your license. Points vary depending upon the nature of the infraction.

When you pay the fine for a traffic ticket, you admit guilt and you lose your opportunity to challenge the accusations against you. All of these consequences kick in. Before you send in the check, talk to a traffic ticket attorney to determine if you have other options.

Why Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Traffic Ticket?

A lawyer can help you determine if you have options for fighting the citation. Perhaps an officer was not properly trained in the use of a breathalyzer or radar gun, or did not follow protocol in citing you. Perhaps you had a justification for driving as you did. There are many defenses to raise and legal arguments that can help you avoid being convicted of a traffic offense.

Your attorney can also help you explore options to minimize consequences if you are convicted of the traffic offense, including ways to keep points off of your license.

How Can a Traffic Ticket Attorney Help You?

Milligan, Beswick, Levine, & Knox LLP tailors our legal representation to the specifics of your case. Give us a call today to learn how our traffic ticket lawyers in Redlands can provide you with legal assistance anywhere in Southern California when you have received a citation.