Should You Plead Guilty To Your Traffic Ticket?

Virtually everyone who drives on a regular basis is familiar with the sinking feeling of getting pulled over by the police. In the bustling Hampton Roads area, unpredictable traffic conditions make these encounters virtually inevitable. A moving violation may seem like a minor infraction but, without proper legal counsel, traffic tickets can have serious criminal repercussions.

At Rasberry Law, P.C., attorney Jamison Rasberry helps people who have been ticketed for all types of traffic violations, including:

The Stakes Are Higher Than You Might Think

It may seem like the easiest way to deal with a traffic ticket is to simply pay it and move on. But that can be a big mistake. By paying the fine without contesting the ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty to a violation. This has real consequences, including:

  • Higher auto insurance premiums
  • Points accumulated on your license, which can eventually result in license suspension
  • A criminal record
  • Loss of security clearance for military service members
  • Loss of job or housing opportunities
  • Hefty fines and potential jail time

Here To Protect You

Fortunately, it is often possible to resolve traffic matters without compromising your driving record or your financial situation. Experienced defense attorney Jamison Rasberry knows how to evaluate police reports and ask the right questions to determine the best course of action. Mr. Rasberry knows how to present your defense to the judge in the most compelling way to minimize the consequences of a traffic violation. In his years of experience, Mr. Rasberry has helped many clients secure acquittals, dismissals and other favorable results in and out of court.

Before You Pay The Fine, Get A Free Consultation

Pleading guilty to a traffic violation without a lawyer can be a big mistake. It is wise to contact a knowledgeable defense lawyer for a free, confidential consultation to determine if it is the best course of action for you. Mr. Rasberry can help you evaluate your options and choose the best way to move forward. To learn more and speak to an attorney, please contact the firm online or call Mr. Rasberry's Virginia Beach office at 757-301-1821.