So you received a traffic ticket and you are worried about what could happen? Depending on the offense, the outcome could result in a revocation or suspension of your license or even jail time in serious cases. The courtroom is no location to “wing it” and throw caution into the wind. Therefore, you should hire an experienced Colorado Traffic Lawyer and here are the best reasons why.
Peace of mind
Generally, when a traffic ticket is issued you will eventually have to appear before the courts. While waiting for your appearance, you may feel anxious about the outcome of your case. Will I get a large fine? Will I go to jail? Will I able to keep my license? Hiring a traffic lawyer may ease some of these stressors. He/she will likely know the probable outcome and the penalties associated with it. Your chances of getting a lesser punishment are greater when you hire an experienced traffic attorney. This will contribute to a better peace of mind.
Better chance of a positive outcome in your case
This may be the most important factor in deciding to hire an attorney. Traffic attorneys have the experience of appearing before the courts, negotiating with prosecutors, and conducting trials. The attorney knows the courts’ language and can probably get a better outcome in your case than you could on your own. Hence, you are better off with an attorney than without one.
Cost is lower
Although hiring an attorney may seem like a steep up-front cost, doing so may save you money and time in the long run. For example, you may not be aware of the many consequences of merely taking a plea from a prosecutor without the assistance of counsel. Additionally, you may not know that your case is better off going to trial with the evidence you have. Hence, you may spend more money on fines and costs than you would with a traffic attorney’s assistance.
In other scenarios, an out-of-town visitor may be forced to travel back just to appear in court for the traffic violation. That increases costs for travel in the form of money and time. However, a traffic attorney may be able to appear on your behalf. Alternatively, traffic lawyers may be able to file the appropriate motions to waive your required appearance. In turn, this saves you time and money on travel.
Even in cases where a disposition is entered, a traffic attorney may help you reduce fees and costs. In most cases, a judge that decides your fees and costs. When appearing before a judge on your own, you may say something that results in the judge increasing your penalty or flat out denying the disposition entirely.
An experienced traffic lawyer knows what to say when to say it, and when not to say anything at all. With an attorney’s help, you may find yourself paying a reduced fine, the minimum amount, or having the fees and costs waived entirely.
These are just some of the many advantages you may have when hiring an attorney to handle your traffic violation. Doing so may literally mean the difference between keeping your license and having it restrained. Failing to do so may even result in jail time. The attorneys at Denver Traffic Lawyer, LLC have the experience you need to help you in finding the best resolution to your traffic incident.