Receiving a traffic ticket can be both embarrassing and frustrating. If you have received a citation while driving, it is best to speak with a Costa Mesa traffic lawyer right away. Our criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry have over four decades of combined experience helping clients fight their tickets. We could fight on your behalf to save you time, money, and frustration.

Types of Traffic Violations in Costa Mesa

There are numerous driving behaviors that could result in the issuance of a ticket. If you violate the California Vehicle Code, you could be at risk for receiving a citation. Some common traffic violations include:

  • Speeding
  • Cell phone usage while driving
  • Driving without a license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Carpool lane violations
  • Red light violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit and run
  • Street racing

Depending on the type of ticket you received, a skilled lawyer in Costa Mesa could build a defense for you alleged traffic violation.

Consequences of Traffic Citations

The penalties for traffic violations vary considerably because they depend on the nature and severity of the offense. Common penalties include fines and either traffic school or points on your DMV record. The number of points you receive depends on the seriousness of the offense. If you accumulate a certain number of points within a specific timeframe, the DMV may suspend your driving privileges. Losing your license makes it difficult and expensive to get to work, and if you are required to drive while at work, you may lose your job. Additionally, serious offenses could result in an increase in auto insurance premiums. Due to the serious implications that some traffic citations may have, it is important to contact a Costa Mesa attorney when dealing with a ticket.

How an Attorney in Costa Mesa Could Help

Many drivers who receive a traffic violation pay the ticket and accept the consequences. They may not have the time or money to fight it, or may feel they will not be successful in fighting it. However, hiring a local traffic attorney could help you get the ticket dismissed or reduced to avoid or minimize any penalties.

Our attorneys at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry could assist you by advising you of your legal rights and options, representing you in Traffic Court, and skillfully negotiating a favorable resolution. Diligent and capable legal representation is key in fighting your traffic citation successfully. It could minimize some, if not all, of the penalties associated with a violation, which could save you time, money, and frustration.

Speak with a Costa Mesa Traffic Attorney Today

There are few things more frustrating than receiving a traffic ticket. People often pay the ticket and accept the penalties because they are too busy or unsure of how to fight it. However, there is a considerable chance the long-lasting consequences of getting a ticket could be avoided if you seek legal representation from a Costa Mesa traffic lawyer.

Our skilled attorneys at the Law Office of Scott D. Henry have over 40 years of combined traffic defense experience and could advocate effectively on your behalf. Our legal team is typically able to find errors that result in a ticket’s dismissal. If the ticket is unavoidable, our team could skillfully negotiate to avoid or reduce the penalties. Please contact us for a free consultation with no obligation.

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