Los Angeles Traffic Violations Ticket Attorney
Have you received a traffic ticket? Are you planning to just pay the ticket? Stop before you write that check. Sending in a fine after getting cited means you accept that you broke the law and should be held liable for violating traffic rules. This has many implications for your future that you may want to avoid.
There are ways to defend yourself when accused of a traffic offense. Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP attorneys have helped clients throughout the Los Angeles area who have received citations and are facing consequences. Whether you just got a ticket or are facing serious legal problems such as a DUI or a bench warrant for unpaid fines, our traffic ticket lawyers are here and ready to help.
Consequences of Traffic Violations in Los Angeles
Many different types of behaviors can get you ticketed in the Los Angeles area including:
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield
- Running a stop sign
When you pay a ticket or are found guilty of the traffic offense, you get demerit points on your driver’s license for the moving violation. In California, a Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) is used to assign points for certain behaviors to drivers age 18 and older.
Traffic convictions are assessed anywhere from zero to three points depending upon the nature of the offense. For example, speeding is a one point offense while a hit and run or DUI is a two point offense.
Receiving two points in 12 months; four points in 24 months; or six points in 36-months results in a warning letter.
Three points in 12 months; five points in 24 months or seven points within 36-months triggers a license suspension.
Points mean that you will not be able to get jobs requiring a clean driving record and that you will face an increase in insurance premiums. This, combined with the fine, means getting a ticket can cost you big time.
Some traffic violations like reckless driving or driving under the influence can also lead to your arrest and prosecution, with the potential for imprisonment.
How a Los Angeles Traffic Violations Lawyer Can Help You
You can’t ignore a ticket or you could end up arrested, and you shouldn’t just pay the fine. Instead, contact a Los Angeles traffic violations lawyer. At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, our attorneys have helped many clients to go to court, plead not guilty and avoid conviction. We’ve also helped clients arrange plea deals and keep points off their record.
Our attorneys can handle even tough cases involving suspended licenses, hit and runs, and DUIs. Give us a call as soon as you are cited so we can start helping you explore your options to avoid the consequences of a traffic violation.