Most people believe that a traffic citation is essentially a small matter that only requires paying a fine. What many people do not realize is that even the most minor traffic ticket can have a significant impact on their insurance rates for years to come. Most traffic violations also add points to your record that could ultimately result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
Unfortunately, not all traffic violations are minor. DUI and certain other traffic violations can result in very high fines, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, and even jail time. The rules for those with commercial driver’s licenses can be quite strict. Disputing your traffic ticket can make a significant difference in the outcome.
At Pepper and Nason, we know that a traffic or speeding ticket is not something to be taken lightly. Our clients have found it is often worth the time, effort and expense to fight traffic violations. If you have been charged with a traffic violation in West Virginia, contact us for qualified counsel to help you through the process. In many cases, we can represent you in traffic court without your having to be present and at a very reasonable fee.
Our lawyers have experience defending people ticketed for virtually all types of traffic violations, including:
- Failure to obey a traffic signal or evading a traffic control device
- Following too closely
- Improper passing
- Driving while your license is suspended or revoked
- Aggressive or reckless driving
A traffic violation can be defended like any other criminal charge. You should not pay the fine — plead guilty – solely because you want to dispose of the matter quickly. Our attorneys know how to investigate and challenge evidence such as Breathalyzer test results, radar gun readings, hood-mounted video camera recordings, the contents of police reports and other evidence.
We can negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the charges, the fines, the points on your record, or any jail sentence you may face. If appropriate, we can help you preserve your record by attending an approved traffic school or course. An effective defense that minimizes these consequences can also help you later by preventing negative effects on your credit and barriers to housing and employment — as well as preserving your reputation within your community.
Pepper and Nason believes that by being thorough in the defense of every traffic violation can have a positive impact on our clients’ lives. If you are facing a traffic violations charge contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
If you need representation in traffic court, schedule a consultation with Pepper and Nason, call (304) 346-0361 today.