Thousands of traffic tickets are issued, each year in Wisconsin, for traffic violations. Drivers are routinely stopped for breaking traffic laws and are given traffic tickets. There are two main ways to resolve a traffic ticket. You can pay the ticket or fight the ticket. While a traffic ticket may seem like little more than a nuisance, in certain circumstances a traffic ticket may result in significant fines, license suspension, license revocation, and increased insurance rates.
To minimize the financial impact and inconvenience associated with receiving a moving violation, you need an experienced Racine traffic violation attorney who is familiar with the laws related to traffic violations in Wisconsin. The legal staff at Cafferty Law Office, S.C., will help you resolve the case in a quick and professional manner.
A traffic ticket can be issued for several different types of violations of Wisconsin laws, including:
If you receive a traffic ticket you have options. You can simply plead guilty and pay a fine. However, the consequence of this option is that points will be added to your driving record, which may cause your insurance rates to increase and the possible suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. You may be able to avoid some of the consequences of pleading guilty to a traffic violation by opting to attend traffic school. If you plead not guilty, your case will go to trial. If you are successful at trial the violation will be dismissed. You will not have to pay the ticket, but you will be responsible for court costs. If you lose, you will have to pay the fine and any other penalties as well as court costs. Additionally, points will be added to your record.
You may also receive a traffic violation in connection with a car accident. If you have, it is more likely that the police or insurance adjuster will conclude that you were at fault for the accident. This means that not only must you suffer the consequences of receiving a traffic ticket such as paying a fine and having your license, you may also be financially liable for any property damage and injury caused by the accident. In addition, your auto insurance rates could go up, or your insurance company could drop you.
If you receive a traffic violation do not simply throw it into your glove compartment. The consequences of ignoring a traffic ticket may be worse than simply pleading guilty and paying the fine. Take it seriously. You may have options beyond pleading guilty or no contest and paying the fine.
Racine traffic violation lawyer Patrick Cafferty defends the rights of drivers charged with state driving offenses in Racine, Kenosha and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. At Cafferty Law Office, S.C., we have years of experience successfully defending clients in Wisconsin traffic courts. Contact the firm to arrange initial consultation with an experienced lawyer right away.