Should I Hire a Lawyer? - Speeding / Traffic Ticket - Mecklenburg County - Attorney Brandon Roseman
Helpful tips for your decision tree for deciding to seek counsel
Remain Calm.Getting a ticket makes for bad day. For many people, getting a ticket is their first experience with the legal system and they become very worried about the potential ramifications.
Don't Pay the Ticket!You should seek the advice of counsel before you pay any kind of ticket. The laws regarding traffic citations can actually become much more complex than you may think. Paying a ticket can be a situation where doing what seems to the be proper and responsible thing can cause big problems. Simply paying a ticket without knowing the law can cause your license to be revoked or cause you to incur hefty insurance points and fines.
Why Hire a Lawyer?Hiring a lawyer can save you hundreds and some times thousands of dollars. Tickets can carry large penalties in insurance, court costs and fines and sometimes even cause a revocation of your license or CDL privilege leading to loss of employment. Attached is a chart showing how insurance points can effect your bottom line and you may be surprised how steep the increases are. Even if a ticket is minor, you may want to consider the modest cost of hiring a lawyer against the trouble of taking a day off of work or using vacation time to come sit in the Court house for hours to resolve it.