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Traffic Tickets and Common Mistakes

When you are pulled over and given a traffic citation, you sign a promise to appear in Court on a date and are usually on your way. A lot of people view it as a minor headache and they go about their day without much thought about the ticket or its consequences. However, it is extremely important that if you receive a traffic citation you contact an attorney to discuss the best possible resolution for your ticket. Do not make the following all-too-common mistakes.

  1. Do not miss your Court date. Many people forget about their ticket. If you miss your Court date, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Aside from the fear and very real possibility of being arrested, there is still the underlying issue of the citation itself that will still need to be taken care of.
  2. Do not pay your ticket on-line. Many people believe the ease and paying on-line is a good thing. However, in many jurisdictions paying on-line is an admission of guilt that will result in a conviction on your driving record.
  3. If your case is going to trial, do not try and handle the trial yourself. Trials are full of procedural hurdles and established legal principles. The State has prosecutors who know these rules. You should have experienced attorneys on your side to tell your story.
  4. Do not handle your traffic citation yourself. It is important to remember that traffic ticket convictions can have a serious effect on your driving privileges. Many people think that they should handle a traffic ticket on their own without speaking to an attorney. Many come to later regret this decision. While a traffic violation may seem like a minor infraction, serious consequences can occur.

Contact Attorney Joseph Echavarria of the Carabin Shaw Law Firm today. We will work hard for the best possible resolution to your ticket.

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