Moving violations of every type can leave you in hot water with the law. Whether you’ve been pulled over for driving under the influence, been cited for inattentive driving or failure to signal, or have been given a speeding ticket (or several) and now, your driver’s license is in danger of suspension, you need an Arlington traffic defense lawyer to help you keep your driving privileges and perhaps get charges reduced or even dismissed altogether.
When is it a good idea to hire an Arlington criminal defense attorney?
It’s a good idea to hire an experienced traffic defense attorney if this isn’t your first offense and you are in danger of losing your license. It’s important whether or not you’re guilty of these charges, because an experienced attorney can help get the charges reduced if you are guilty, and may be able to have them dismissed altogether. Especially if you are not guilty, however, hiring this type of attorney is very important because you don’t want a black mark on your driving record when you haven’t done anything wrong.
Isn’t it advisable just to go to court and defend yourself?
It is a misnomer that you should just go to court and defend yourself. The police officer involved in your case certainly has a vested interest in seeing to it that you are convicted, and depending on the severity of the violation, the prosecution will use every resource at its disposal to ensure that you get convicted, too. In addition, although you may say that you can simply pay a fine for a minor traffic offense whether or not you are guilty, this black mark stays on your record for at least several years; you’ll pay higher insurance rates (if you can even get insurance), and again, could risk losing your license altogether. Although it may cost you something up front to hire an Arlington traffic defense lawyer, you are likely going to save a lot of money (and will certainly save yourself a lot of headaches) over the long run if you hire a defense lawyer instead of trying to simply navigate the court system yourself.
It’s no mistake that the court system is set up to work best for those people who have proper representation. If you have been involved in some kind of moving violation, traffic accident, or have been pulled over for driving under the influence, you need an Arlington traffic defense lawyer to help you protect your rights. Only an experienced attorney can help you navigate the court system successfully, so that you come out with your driving record intact and as little damage to your life as possible.