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3 reasons to hire an attorney to fight your traffic ticket

Receiving a traffic ticket is never fun, but it will probably happen to you at some point. If you do get one, do not assume you should immediately pay it and move on. Instead, you should think about hiring a traffic ticket lawyer to help you.

Having a traffic violation on your record can affect your driving record, result in costly fines and cause your insurance rates to skyrocket. Here are some ways a traffic ticket attorney can assist you in avoiding traffic ticket penalties:

  • Sound advice: A lawyer is able to pay attention to the unique details of your situation and help you decide what to do. You may talk to some friends or read a guide online, but nothing replaces a one-on-one consultation with a traffic lawyer. When you inform an attorney about your traffic violation, he or she can take a look at your legal position and give you guidance on what action to take next.
  • Negotiation skills: If you are facing a serious charge, a lawyer can help you negotiate a better outcome. An attorney may be able to achieve a reduction in your fines, dismissal of the points on your license or the option of an alternative form of discipline, such as attending traffic school. If necessary, an attorney may also represent you in court.
  • Getting a dismissal: You may even be able to get your traffic ticket dropped. According to Bankrate, lawyers can often get traffic violations dropped or reduced because they know the ins and outs of traffic tickets.

Resist the temptation to just pay your traffic ticket or go it alone in civil court. Whether you simply want a consultation or you need to retain a lawyer for representation, don’t leave your future to chance. A legal professional may be able to help you avoid license suspensions and other consequences.

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James L. Riotto is an accomplished criminal defense attorney serving clients in New York. With an extensive background in law enforcement and criminal prosecution, his approach to each case is unique and informed by years of experience with the New York criminal justice system. As a graduate from Albany Law School and before going on to start his own practice, James worked at the Albany County District Attorney's Office, where he helped prosecute many DWI offenses. His inside knowledge of the tactics used to gain convictions provides him with a particular advantage when defending against DUI and other criminal charges.

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