Traffic Ticket Dispute
Traffic tickets can be challenged in court. Just like a criminal offence, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. If you do not dispute your ticket, after 30 days you will be deemed convicted and a conviction (finding of guilt) will be entered. This conviction will then be entered on your driving record were it remains forever.
The Traffic Ticket Office can significantly increase your chances of winning your traffic ticket dispute. In traffic court, the police act as the prosecutors and dealing with them yourself can be intimidating. Further, their investigation will continue while speaking with you at the courthouse. What you say to the police and the court could end up sealing your fate.
Having the Traffic Ticket Office represent you will protect you from essentially convicting yourself at court. Dealing with police officers is our job! We cross examine them regularly in court, and can negotiate good outcomes outside of court.
Call for a free consultation and find out how the Traffic Ticket Office can assist you.
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