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Have you recently been cited for a traffic violation? We can help.
Motorists.org estimates between 25 and 50 million traffic citations are issued each year, so you are certainly not alone. With our help, however, you can get a better result than your fellow citizens.
Though it’s tempting to think pleading guilty, paying your fine, and moving on is your best bet, consider the following:
1. A conviction for a moving violation can raise your insurance rates dramatically.
2. Multiple convictions for moving violations can result in a license suspension or revocation. In Wisconsin, if you are convicted of driving with a revoked license, you may receive a $2,500 fine and be sentenced to one year in jail. Potential jail time and ticket amount increases if the court discovers aggravating circumstances.
3. If you were involved in an accident, received a citation, and are being sued in a civil action, the conviction may be used in a civil lawsuit to show that you were negligent.
4. If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you could lose your license and the ability to earn a living.
If you are convicted for a moving violation in Wisconsin, even one as simple as a speeding ticket, you face fines and court fees, increased insurance premiums, and traffic school.
You may also suffer from possible suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. If your Wisconsin license is suspended, you may not be able to obtain a license in any other state until the suspension is removed. In addition to these consequences, you may have to give up a day’s pay to attend court.
Although your citation may result in a fine of only a few hundred dollars, its ramifications to your insurance could be much more costly. Many automobile insurers issue a 45% increase in your premiums for each speeding ticket you get, meaning two tickets would nearly double your current premium. With today’s high automobile insurance rates, you could be forced to pay $5,000 over the next five years.
Do not let this happen to you. Call us for an economical solution to your problem.
The Fitzgerald Law Firm will provide the following services in your defense:
Reduce points deduction
We will do everything in our power to have your citation “knocked down” to a non-moving violation.
The destinction between moving and non-moving violations is important because Wisconsin driving law operates under a demerit system, meaning each violation you receive will dock points from your license. If too many points docked, your license will be revoked. You will then be required to endure an expensive and lengthy process to restore your driving privileges. If you hold a probationary license, your point deductions are larger and each violation will cost you more.
Resolve a missed court date
If you failed to show up to court on your designated court date, call us immediately. Very likely, a warrant exists for your arrest. The Fitzgerald Law Firm may be able to quash this warrant the very day of your call. We will also represent you at your rescheduled court date.
Represent out-of-state drivers
Are you an out-of-state driver? If so, you will be required to return to your home state for your trial, which can result in unique challenges.
To lessen the hassle this presents you, call The Fitzgerald Law Firm. We will contact the prosecuting attorney and attempt to negotiate an acceptable solution to assure you fairness and save you time by keeping your case out of court.
Represent you in court
Do you feel you did not commit the crime you are charged of and want to go to court? No problem. The Fitzgerald Law Firm will take your case to trial and adamantly defend you.
It should be noted, however, that most clients do not wish to go to court and would rather rely on the absolute certainty of a negotiation than face the uncertainty of trial.
At The Fitzgerald Law Firm your initial consultation is always free and you will always meet directly with one of our attorneys. We understand that appointments during traditional working hours may not be convenient for all, and thus we strive to be available for evening, weekend, and off-site appointments.
To schedule your FREE 15-minute attorney consultation, Contact Us now.