How a Traffic Ticket Can Affect Your Life
San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Traffic violations in the state of Texas can lead to serious consequences, as driving is a privilege, not a right. Most individuals need their vehicles to carry-on their day to day activities and to get to work. To lose your driver's license for a period of time could be detrimental to your livelihood. A San Antonio traffic ticket lawyer at Law Office of J. Blake Etheridge, PLLC understands the Texas Transportation Code and can provide sound legal advice concerning any type of traffic violation in order to protect your rights. Clients come to me for the following traffic violations:
- Speeding (including racing, speeding in school or construction zone)
- Failure to wear a seat belt
- Failure to stop at stop sign or red light
- Failure to yield right of way
- Illegal U turns
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Broken lights
- Driving without insurance (failure to maintain financial responsibility)
- Driving without child seat while child is in the vehicle
- Failure to signal
- Warrant for unpaid tickets
The list of traffic violation goes on and it becomes crucial that you secure reliable and aggressive legal representation to avoid having to pay expensive fines and jeopardize your driving privileges.
Traffic Violation Penalties
Texas is particularly harsh when it comes to violating the motor vehicle law. If convicted of a traffic violation, you could face such penalties:
- Expensive tickets
- Mandatory traffic school
- Increased insurance premiums
- Denial of vehicle insurance coverage
- Suspension of driver's license
- Revocation of driver's license
- Jail time
DPS surcharges can be imposed if you commit a ce rtain number of violations. They can also be imposed for DWI convictions, amongst others, and are large fines that must be paid yearly for a period of up to three years in addition to the penalty for the initial traffic offense. If you accumulate traffic tickets and fail to pay them in a timely manner, you can get a warrant for your arrest and spend up to a week in jail, unless you pay the bond for your release. Such an offense can affect your employment and impede on future work opportunities. Commercial vehicle drivers put their careers on the line if a traffic ticket shows up on their driving record.
I have experience working with standard traffic violations, traffic warrants, speeding tickets, no insurance tickets, as well as commercial driver's license (CDL) and trucker violations. I can seek to minimize potential penalties, keep your insurance premiums low, and even keep your driver's record clean.
Contact a San Antonio traffic ticket attorney if you were charged with a traffic ticket or any traffic violation.