Need the Services of a Skilled Traffic Ticket Lawyer?
Traffic tickets fall in to two classes: Misdemeanors and Civil Infractions. There is a tendency to think of a misdemeanor as a “Minor Offense”. THIS IS A MISTAKE. Misdemeanors include SERIOUS CRIMES with SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES such as:
- Reckless Driving
- Careless Driving
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Fleeing and Eluding the Police
A misdemeanor can be punishable by up to a year in jail and fines. For many of the above crimes there are driver’s license sanctions too. Are you willing to represent yourself under these circumstances? Isn’t that a little like trying to operate on yourself for a medical condition? Obtaining the services of a highly skilled traffic ticket lawyer is especially important if the ticket you are issued is a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor traffic offenses are major traffic offenses and carry large fines, points and license suspensions. A competent attorney can help with reducing charges or avoiding a conviction altogether. Civil Infractions are offenses in which the only penalty is a civil fine. However, they can also generate serious consequences. Civil infractions include:
- Speeding tickets
- Improper passing
- Failure to stop/yield
- Equipment violations
In our present economy, traffic ticket revenues have become an increasingly important source of income for cities and states with higher and higher fines and surcharges at stake. At Douglas E. Kuthy, P.C., we maintain an active traffic offense and driver’s license defense practice. Before you are tempted to just write off a traffic ticket, and feel that you do not need to go to court to fight it, or to go through the hassle of hiring an attorney, you may want to rethink that position. You could be subjected to one of more of the following consequences:
- You can be held liable for the ticket, and assessed a fine as well as given points on your driving record.
- When required, failure to appear in court is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $100.00.
- Failure to appear can also result in a license suspension.
- If you continue to drive while your license is suspended, you can additionally be charged with driving on a suspended license.
- Multiple tickets equal multiple points. Every time you obtain additional points on your record your insurance premiums may go up. If you obtain 12 points or more, your driver’s license will be suspended.
Call for a free consultation with a top traffic violation attorney at (248) 432-1612.
Get the Best Defense from a Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Through our more than 30 years in practice, we have successfully had countless number of traffic ticket violations dismissed. Contrary to popular belief, radar tickets can be effectively challenged. A police department is required by law to maintain these units according to a strict schedule. If the police fail to perform the necessary scheduled maintenance, the radar finding cannot be sustained.
If you are already under suspension, we may be able to relieve you from the suspension through an appeal to the Secretary of State or to the Circuit Court.
Please call for a free consultation with a top misdemeanor attorney at (248) 432-1612.
I have been successfully representing clients with traffic offenses in the Detroit area for over 30 years. I fully understand the complexities of Michigan’s legal system. The practice of law is an inter-related discipline. True specialization is a myth except for very narrow areas of the law. I practice in multiple areas of the law and understand how one area of practice affects other areas. My fees are reasonable and I take all major credit cards. Contact me for more information on how to obtain the services of an experienced traffic offense lawyer.