Temple Traffic Ticket Attorney
Traffic tickets might seem like minor inconveniences which don’t require the help of a lawyer. In reality, a traffic ticket can have many negative repercussions, costing our clients considerable sums of money and even resulting in the loss of their license.
Katie L. Gomez is a passionate public advocate who has handled multiple traffic tickets on behalf of her clients. Contact our Temple traffic ticket attorney today to schedule a time to discuss your tickets and your possible defenses.
Types of Traffic Tickets
A traffic ticket is a misdemeanor offense which should result in a fine but no jail time. Tickets are commonly issued for:
- Speeding in a school zone
- Driving without a license
- Driving on a suspended license
- Running a stop sign
- Running a red light
- Failure to signal
- Expired registration
- Expired inspection
- Failure to maintain financial responsibility
When the officer pulls you over, you will be required to sign the ticket and given a court date.
Why Hiring an Attorney Makes Sense
Because drivers don’t face the prospect of time in jail, some consider just paying the fine and moving on with their lives. But this can often be a terrible mistake. Any conviction for a traffic ticket could result in an increase in insurance premiums. With one ticket, you might end up paying hundreds of dollars a year in increased fees. If you think the traffic ticket was in error, it makes financial sense to fight it.
You might also lose your license, depending on your driving history. Get too many violations in a year, and your license is suspended for a certain amount of time. Without a license, you can’t get to school or work or even your medical appointments. And if you drive without a license, you increase the odds of a more serious criminal charge. To get your license reinstated, you will also need to pay reinstatement fees.
In general, you might see a suspension if you have at least 4 violations within a one-year period or 7 violations in a two-year period. Someone on the cusp of a suspension might consider hiring a Temple traffic ticket lawyer to fight because it is the right financial choice for them.
Is it Possible to Beat a Traffic Ticket?
Yes! Of course, every case is different. If you admitted to the cop that you were speeding or ran a red light, then your odds of winning go down dramatically. But officers can and do make mistakes when pulling people over.
For example, some officers get confused about which car committed the violation because of inclement weather or darkness. In other situations, the radar gun could have malfunctioned or not been set properly.
The key is to meet with a qualified attorney who can review the facts. There is no reason to admit guilt if you don’t need to.
Call a Temple Traffic Ticket Lawyer to Learn More
The Law Office of Katie L. Gomez, PLLC represents men and women in Temple and surrounding areas. Our firm can analyze your case to determine the best options for you, including whether to fight a ticket. Call today to schedule a free consultation.