People mistakenly believe it’s easier to deal with the consequences of a traffic violation than retain an attorney to handle it. They fail to realize that not all traffic violations result in a simple fine; they are often accompanied by court, traffic school, infractions on your driving record leading to increased insurance rates, and driving suspensions. An experienced traffic violations lawyer like E. Michael Linscheid can save you time, money, and headaches.
The Law Office of E. Michael Linscheid has effectively served clients in California for nearly two decades. Through compassionate legal advocacy and knowledge of the judicial system, Mr. Linscheid fights for clients to achieve their ideal results.
Our firm can assist if you have faced violations from any of the following:
- Reckless Driving
- Driving With a Revoked or Suspended License
- Running a Red Light
- Photo or Radar Captures
- Parking in a Loading/Unloading Zone
- Littering on a Public Highway
- Failing to use a Seatbelt
- Failing to Use Proper Child Restraints
- Cell Phone Usage
- And more!
Traffic Violation Penalties
The DMV in California has a point system that tallies driving infractions and dictates repercussions. The majority of traffic violations are one point. Reckless driving, driving under the influence, and driving more than 100 miles per hour are all two-point violations.
Your license will be suspended if you receive four or more points in one year, six or more points in two years, or eight or more points in three years.
According to California Vehicle Code, the state also has general punishments for driving infractions, such as:
- First offenses punishable by a fine of up to $100
- Second offenses within one year of prior conviction punishable by a fine of up to $200
- Third or subsequent offense within one year punishable by a fine of up to $250
It is important to note that additional fees are required on top of the base fine previously listed, making most fines total a minimum of $500.
Traffic Offenses Defense
When you consult a traffic offenses violation lawyer, they will discuss the details and nature of your case, any possible defense strategies, and whether you may be eligible to have your charges reduced. Your traffic offenses lawyer will work with you to contest your ticket and avoid increased insurance rates and fines, among other potential repercussions.
There are various ways to fight traffic tickets or violations that your attorney is privy to, such as challenging a defect on a ticket or completing a trial by declaration. Specific strategies and the help of a professional traffic offenses lawyer will prevent you from making a mistake or paying for a ticket and facing penalties unnecessarily.
An experienced attorney who understands the rules of evidence and can make appropriate objections to limit and, in some circumstances, exclude the officer’s testimony will significantly affect your ability to contest a traffic violation successfully.
If you have received a traffic violation in San Francisco, Oakland, or the surrounding area, Attorney E. Michael Linscheid can help. Mr. Linscheid, known for his efficiency, professionalism, and patience, is the ideal legal advocate to assist with your traffic offense burdens.
For additional information regarding traffic violations or to book a personalized consultation, call (415) 728-9982. We look forward to working with you!