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Were you recently charged with a traffic violation? Depending on the circumstances, this could be a serious offense with very bad consequences. These could include getting more points on your driving record, being fined, or incurring an unpleasant hike in your car insurance premiums.
However, the consequences could be even more serious, including the prospect of having your driver’s license suspended for several months or a year. If you have enough convictions for prior offenses and enough points on your driving record, your license could even be permanently revoked.
There are several possible lines of defense that your lawyer can use in order to keep you from being convicted of a traffic violation conviction. These include the following:
You may be able to successfully deny that you committed the alleged violation. After all, you cannot be legally convicted of an offense you never committed.
Your lawyer can argue that the police officer who gave you the ticket made an error in judgment. This line of defense will tend to be contingent on your being able to prove that it was not your car that committed the alleged traffic violation.
Your lawyer can also claim that the equipment that was used to determine that you committed a violation was faulty. In the state of Pennsylvania, traffic violations, such as speeding, are usually tracked with a device called VASCAR. These devices must be calibrated every 60 days.
Likewise, radar guns and police car speedometers must be calibrated once a year. If the necessary calibration was not performed within that period, it will produce results that won’t hold up in court.
Police officers are only human. It’s inevitable that a certain amount of negligence or oversight will play a part in delivering faulty tickets from time to time. Your lawyer can exploit this possible factor in order to get your traffic violation revoked.
It’s entirely possible that the police officer who followed your car in order to determine that you committed an offense was distracted. They may not have followed you long or far enough to get a truly accurate reading.
There may be other factors that can skew the results, such as driving down a very dark highway or along a road that is curvy enough to cause the reading given by the equipment to be inaccurate.
The final thing to keep in mind is that before you can be convicted of a traffic offense, you must first be proven to be guilty. This proof must be strong enough to overcome all possible doubt.
Your traffic violation attorney will examine each and every aspect of the evidence that is presented against you. If there is reasonable doubt to be found, your lawyer will then present it to the court. This is one of your strongest lines of defense.
One thing is certain: You can’t afford to get too many points on your license. You can’t afford to pay a huge fine or get ordered to traffic school. And you certainly don’t want to be in a situation where your driver’s license is either suspended or revoked.
This is the time for you to hire a lawyer from our firm. We will do all in our power to get your traffic violation either revoked or, at the very least, reduced as far as possible. We will work to make sure that you don’t accumulate traffic points that could cause you to lose your license. Get in touch with us today for more info.