As other sources of revenue decline, traffic violation tickets are an increasing source of revenue for many cities and municipalities in the United States. Not only do motorists have to deal with over zealous policemen and highway patrol officers with quotas, but many areas have installed automatic traffic cameras. Most drivers that receive tickets for traffic violations ranging from failure to stop, to speeding, pay them as soon as possible. They figure that it is not worth the cost to fight these tickets, even if the circumstances of the alleged violation may be false. This plays well for those governments that have come to depend on squeezing cash out of motorists like ATMs.
Simply paying off a traffic violation ticket is more than just an immediate financial loss, as many drivers know. That simple ticket has other potential costs associated with it. Most violations incur points against the violator’s driver’s license. For people that depend on a clean driving record for their livelihoods, this could be detrimental, even leading to job loss. Traffic violations also increase the cost of motor vehicle insurance. Too many points can cause either license suspension or revocation.
As a result of this boom, many lawyers offer a specialty service solely devoted to traffic violation law. Their flat-fee based services can help many people effectively fight their traffic violation tickets. These lawyers often have a large case-load, but they are efficient. First, they can tell a client right off the bat if the ticket can be dismissed. Any mistake on the ticket is often grounds for an instant dismissal. This can include any personal information such as name or address, and details about your vehicle.
Even if the ticket can not be fully dismissed, traffic violation lawyers are useful because they can often plea for the points to not be issued or reduced. Most have a very high rate of success in negotiating either outright dismissal or reduced points for their clients. However, the rate is often based on knowing the technicalities for each traffic violation issuer. Some courts are easier to negotiate with then others. But even if the client ends up paying the ticket cost, it is worth preventing the additional potential costs.