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Is it Worth it To Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer?

Posted by Robert Berglund | May 22, 2023

A traffic ticket lawyer can potentially help you fight a traffic ticket in court and increase your chances of a favorable outcome.  However, it is important to note that there are no guarantees, as the final decision ultimately rests with the traffic court judge or commissioner.

Here are a few ways in which a traffic ticket lawyer can assist you:

  1. Legal expertise:  Traffic ticket lawyers specialize in traffic laws and regulations.  They have a deep understanding of the legal system and can identify potential flaws or weaknesses in the officer's case.  They can review the circumstances surrounding your ticket, analyze the evidence, and determine if any legal defenses or arguments can be made on your behalf.

  2. Negotiation skills:  In some cases, a lawyer may be able to negotiate with the police officer or traffic court commissioner to have the charges reduced or dismissed.  They can leverage their knowledge and experience to advocate for a favorable agreement that minimizes the consequences of the traffic violation.  For example, a traffic ticket lawyer can get the officer to agree to add a new violation that does not count as a point on your driving record.  The traffic ticket lawyer will enter a plea to this new charge and, in exchange, the officer will dismiss the original speeding charge.  The driver will still pay a fine, however no point will be assessed to their driving record and they will not have to go to traffic school.  

  3. Courtroom representation:  At trial, a traffic ticket lawyer will present your defense, cross-examine witnesses, and challenge any evidence or testimony against you.  Their courtroom experience can be valuable in presenting a strong case and countering the police officer's arguments.

  4. Procedural knowledge:  Traffic court procedures can be a little complex, and there are specific rules and requirements that must be followed.  A traffic ticket lawyer can ensure that any necessary paperwork is filed correctly and on time, preventing any procedural errors that could potentially harm your case.  

  5. Save your time:  If you hire a traffic ticket attorney, you will not need to personally appear in traffic court.  The attorney will appear on your behalf at both the arraignment and trial.  This can save you several hours of time, not to mention the headache of having to deal with the court process.

While a traffic ticket lawyer can improve your chances of beating a speeding ticket, the outcome will ultimately depend on the specific circumstances of your case, the evidence presented, and the judge's decision. It's important to consult with a qualified traffic ticket lawyer who can assess your situation and provide personalized advice based on their expertise.  Call Berglund Law Office, P.C. today at (877) 667-1205 or submit our CONTACT form to speak with our Los Angeles traffic ticket attorney.  

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Robert Berglund

Attorney Robert D. Berglund is dedicated to handling any and all traffic violations, including traffic infraction tickets, as well as misdemeanor criminal traffic violations, such as driving under the influence (DUI), driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving.

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