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Charleston Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer
Even if you drive safely and follow the traffic laws, you can get into an accident or make a simple mistake, which can lead to a traffic ticket. Besides costly fines, a traffic ticket can raise your auto insurance rates, negatively affect your driving record, add points to your driving record, lead to the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, or even lead to imprisonment, among other serious penalties. Regardless of the nature and circumstances of your traffic violation, understanding what you may be up against is crucial.
At Wyndham Law Firm, Robert J. Wyndham, our Charleston traffic ticket defense lawyer, understands the gravity of fighting a seemingly negligible traffic ticket. For over 30 years, he has helped numerous clients beat their traffic tickets in Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Charleston counties.
Common Traffic Violations in Charleston
Our Charleston traffic ticket defense lawyer routinely helps people who have received traffic tickets due to, but not limited to, the following traffic violations:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Hit and run
- Driving without or with a revoked or suspended driver’s license
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Right-of-way violations
- Improper lane change
- Disregarding traffic signals
- Disregarding stop signs
- Illegal parking
- Driving with an expired vehicle registration
- Driving without proper insurance
- Equipment violations
- Trucking and CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Violations
How Our Charleston Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer Can Help You Beat a Traffic Ticket
Once you receive a traffic ticket, it’s best to get in touch with Wyndham Law Firm and take advantage of our free initial case consultation. Depending on your specific case, our Charleston traffic ticket defense lawyer can:
- Investigate the circumstances of your traffic violation to learn what you’re up against.
- Determine the best strategy for fighting your traffic ticket
- Represent you in traffic court.
- Negotiate for the dismissal of your traffic ticket or reduced charges to avoid more serious penalties.
Charleston Traffic Tickets FAQs
Should I Fight a Traffic Ticket?
In most cases, yes. Fighting and beating a traffic ticket will help you avoid having points on your record, paying hefty fines, and even jail time. Ask our Charleston traffic ticket defense lawyer to determine your best options moving forward.
How Long Will a Traffic Violation Remain on My Driving Record?
Minor traffic violations will remain on your record for at least three years. However, it may remain on your record for longer if you get convicted of a hit-and-run, DUI, or other major traffic offenses.
What If I Miss My Traffic Court Date?
Depending on your specific traffic violation, a judge may issue a bench warrant, meaning the police can pull you over and take you into custody. You may also face additional fines and penalties, such as automatic license suspension.
Still unsure of what to do with your traffic ticket? Our Charleston traffic ticket defense lawyer at Wyndham Law Firm offers a free initial case review, which can help you decide how to handle your traffic ticket, explore your legal options, and mitigate any consequences of pleading guilty to a traffic violation. Dial 843-279-5312 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.