Criminal defense for traffic violations
As an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney, I understand the turmoil people go through when they are pulled over for a traffic citation and deal with the realization that they may have to relinquish their driver’s license. Everyone speeds. We know this. And it is often because they are trying to keep up with the flow of traffic or are perhaps a little late for school or work, but aren’t really placing anyone else in danger. Many times, a police officer will arbitrarily pick out one vehicle from a group of speeders and issue them a ticket. Police departments have budgets and they are able to reach their numbers each year from ticketing thousands of speeders who unsuspectingly drive ten or fifteen miles per hour on a road with which they are unfamiliar. Penalties for speeding tickets can negatively affect a person in many different ways. The price of tickets go up every year. Being ticketed can also make your insurance rates go up and add points to your driving record. If you already have points on your driving record, you can lose your license for months at a time. Some people simply pay their fine and make a better effort not to speed. However, this is not always the best choice and hiring an experienced traffic law attorney can make a great positive impact on your life. Over the last few months, I have several clients who have received speeding tickets. In most of these cases, the person was traveling between ten and fifteen miles per hour over the speed limit. After brief negotiations with prosecutors, I was able to have many of these tickets reduced to a lesser charge or speed, or dropped altogether. My negotiating was able to significantly reduce the fine, garner no points on some clients’ driving records, and reduce the chances of have their car insurance companies’ hike rates on them. For me to defend one of your traffic tickets is a fairly simple and fast process. Generally, I can have them handled within one hearing, which means it might be much more cost-effective to contact our law office, rather than pay the fine and absorb the penalties. If you have any questions about speeding ticket and other traffic infractions, call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Gary Gerson at (412) 281-3380 today for a free initial consultation.