Traffic violations can range from a minor non-moving violation to a misdemeanor or felony offense involving drunk driving or a hit and run. These offenses can have a heavy impact on your wallet in terms of fines and increased insurance premiums with negative points added to your driving record. If your job involves driving, a traffic law conviction can lead to a serious hit to your livelihood. In the most serious cases, these convictions can lead to jail or even prison time along with a permanent criminal record.
In any traffic violation, whether an infraction or a more serious crime, you have a right to your day in court. Traffic tickets are not always issued fairly or with convincing evidence and may be your word against the police officer who cited you. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can fight back and level the playing field. At Davalos Defense Law Firm, our Pasadena traffic violations attorney has fought and won against countless tickets and traffic crimes for clients throughout Southern California. We have a deep understanding of traffic law, familiarity with the court system, and a 10+ year background of conducting jury trials leading to favorable results. Putting such qualifications on your side can dramatically increase your chances of a positive outcome.
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California Traffic Violations
Davalos Defense Law Firm defends against all traffic violations including but not limited to:
- Speeding tickets
- Running a red light
- Rolling through a stop sign
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving on a suspended license
- Reckless driving
- Hit and run
It is important to remember that once you pay the fine associated with a traffic violation, it is an admission of guilt. Paying the fine will close your case and, depending on the offense, add points to your driving record. Fines from traffic tickets can include extra surcharges and fees and can vary depending on your age, the type and severity of the violation, and your driving record. Too many points on your record can lead to a license suspension. Failure to pay fines or fight your ticket by appearing in court can also lead to warrants for your arrest and jail time.
With help from Davalos Defense Law Firm, you can plead not guilty and fight for a better outcome, including a potential dismissal, reduction in fine, no points added to your record, and no traffic school requirement.
Traffic violations that result in misdemeanor or felony charges are a more serious situation that call for an experienced defender. These include DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, habitual traffic offender, and driving on a suspended license. These types of traffic crimes can result in jail time, hefty fines, and probation. The severity of the penalties will depend on the type of crime, previous convictions, and whether it caused property damage or the injury or death of others.
For example, a hit and run violates California law about leaving the scene of an accident. A hit and run with property damage only is generally charged as a misdemeanor while a hit and run resulting in injury may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of the injuries inflicted. Convictions of these crimes can not only result in serious criminal penalties but will leave you with a permanent criminal record that can make future employment, housing, and other life opportunities difficult.
The best way to increase your chances of a favorable outcome in any traffic violation is to put a legal professional on your side who has the skills, knowledge, and experience you need. At Davalos Defense Law Firm, we can investigate your case, build your defense, and represent you in court to fight for your best possible outcome. We advise that you call our firm to discuss your case, your options, and learn more about how we can help.
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