Receiving a traffic ticket is one of the quickest ways to put you in a bad mood. Whether you are angry with yourself or with the officer, you know you are facing some potentially costly consequences. Our Everett traffic lawyers are here to help protect your record and allow you to wake up tomorrow in a better mood. Once you retain our firm, we handle absolutely everything.
We all know insurance companies watch and wait for any excuse to raise your rates. Whether you received a speeding ticket, an illegal turn ticket, or a following too closely ticket, a committed finding can be used against you by your insurance company. A single $93 ticket today can cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars later down the road in rate increases.
It is important to take a ticket seriously and handle them in a timely manner. There are deadlines to respond to a ticket and if you should fail to respond by the deadline, you are going to be facing even greater consequences. If you do not respond by the deadline, the ticket will be listed as “FTA” which means failure to appear. There will be an additional monetary penalty imposed, the ticket will then go on your record, and the fine amount will be sent to collections. Additionally, some courts will even promptly notify DOL that the ticket has not been paid and will ask that your license be suspended!
Taking the ticket seriously also includes how you are going to fight it. Many people think they can simply walk in front of a judge and say “but I was going with the flow of traffic” or “I don’t think I was going that fast” and then the ticket will be dismissed. It is going to take more than that for a case to be dismissed and you have only one shot at it. If you lose your hearing and the ticket is found to have been committed, it is extremely difficult for any attorney to then be hired and try to salvage the situation. The key is to hire an experienced traffic attorney at the beginning of the case so they can properly prepare and argue the case the first time.
Over the years, fighting traffic tickets has steadily become more difficult. All Jurisdictions are realizing this is a great way for them to make money. Local governments across Washington State need to raise funds and this is a perfect way to balance their budget. The government is going to fight hard for your money so it is important that you fight hard too! Don’t pay for those “fight it yourself” schemes or get advice from some anonymous internet blog poster from another State. Hire someone who actually goes to the local courts and knows the prosecutors and judges who handle your case.
There are countless infractions that you can receive while driving throughout Washington State. Linked to this page are a few of the most common. If you do not see the type of ticket you received, do not worry. We will handle your ticket as well and are more than happy to discuss your specific case with you as well.
Our Everett traffic and speeding ticket attorneys are here to help protect your hard earned money and fight to keep your record clean. Our lead traffic attorney has both prosecuted and defended thousands of traffic tickets over the years. Your ticket is in good hands with our office.
Our Everett criminal lawyers serve all of Snohomish County. Call now for help and real answers.
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