You can be found not guilty if you fight a traffic ticket. The key to handling traffic tickets is to be aware of the various ways these citations can be defeated. The purpose of this article is to assist you in winning when charged with a traffic offense. This will avoid points being placed on your license!
The first thing you should be aware of concerning traffic tickets is that you have a right to a trial or hearing regarding a traffic ticket. You need to submit a not guilty plea.
After pleading not guilty, it is important that you garner evidence to support your case. The following is a list of the types of evidence that can be presented in a courtroom:
1. Photographs of the various items related to your case. They may involve signs or road conditions. The photographs should be date-marked and be taken by you.
2. A diagram of the location where the summons was issued. The diagram can show intersections, traffic signals or other vehicles. Diagrams are especially important in issues involving traffic lights, failure to yield or issues involving who had the right of way.
3. The most important type of evidence would the testimony of eye witnesses. Obviously, you can testify, but your word against the word of a police officer may not be enough. If there were other individuals in the car or other witnesses who saw the incident, their testimony would be extremely helpful to you. You can show that your conduct was justified. Examples of what may be justifiable conduct would involve stopping on the side of the road because your car has developed a dangerous or unsafe condition or swerving to avoid another car that was being improperly operated. Another example of justifiable conduct would be if you had become ill, requiring you to take emergency action to avoid an accident.
The Best Way to Deal with A Traffic Ticket is to Hire a Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney
Our law office has represented individuals involving speeding tickets, red light tickets and virtually every type of traffic violation. We have an excellent success rate regarding these matters. In addition, we represent our clients regarding drug offenses, domestic violence matters, misdemeanors and felonies of all types as well as driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving with a suspended license charges. Feel free to call us should you have any questions regarding any of the aforementioned traffic tickets or criminal matters. Our office number is 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.