A traffic violation might seem like the kind of minor infraction that doesn’t need the assistance of an attorney. In many cases that is true, especially if you are a first time offender. However, more serious violations or repeat offenses can carry serious fines and can put points on your driver’s license. In those instances, it is definitely in your best interest to hire a traffic lawyer to represent you. That is because a traffic lawyer can get any charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely.
If you have been hit with a traffic or parking violation in Kansas City, then you need to contact the Law Office of Joel Rook. That is because Joel Rook has over ten years of experience fighting traffic violations and helping to reduce the charges and penalties faced by drivers. It does not matter what type of violation you have been charged with, he can help you fight it. So before you decide to pay that exorbitant fine, contact Joel Rook and there is a good chance that you will never have to pay anything at all.
Common Traffic Violations in Kansas City
As with any major metropolis, Kansas City has its fair share of driving infractions and they are basically the same as they are in every other big city all over the world. The following violations are the most common in Kansas City:
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- DUI (aka DWI)
- Driving without insurance
These are all classified as moving violations, and in Kansas City, the average fine for this is $175. However, more serious, or repeated, infractions can result in more severe punishments. After three moving violations, you can get your license suspended. And if you get caught driving with a suspended license three times in a five year period, you could get your license suspended for three years. The same conditions and penalty go for other serious offenses, like DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, or driving without insurance. These are very serious penalties and if you are facing any of them, then you will need a traffic lawyer to help you avoid them.
Why You Need a Kansas City Traffic Attorney
Traffic law can get more complicated than simply paying a ticket fine, especially as the charges get more serious. An experienced traffic attorney has detailed knowledge of the local traffic codes as well as the federal laws. They can steer you in the right direction and guide you through the complex legal tangle of fines and penalties. You could be facing those penalties if you are a multiple offender, in which case a traffic lawyer can help you to contest that penalty or even get it dismissed. That doesn’t just save you money, getting a penalty dismissed means that you won’t accumulate points on your driver’s license, which means that you will not have to worry about it getting suspended.
Even if you are a first time offender you can still benefit from the help of a traffic attorney in Kansas City. That is because, in some cases, a traffic ticket can be incorrect, in which case the driver should not have to pay the fine. In that case, a traffic lawyer can help to dispute the wrongly issued ticket so that the driver avoids having to pay the fine and avoids accruing points on their driver’s license.
There will inevitably be cases where the evidence of vehicular wrongdoing is too overwhelming and the driver loses their case. When that happens the traffic attorney can negotiate a deal where the driver pays the fine but the violation does not appear on their driving record. That may seem like a pyrrhic victory but it is useful because a violation on someone’s driving record could increase their insurance premiums and cost them more money in the long run. If the driver only has to pay the fine and not worry about points on their license driving up their insurance premiums, then the hiring of the traffic attorney was worth it.
One way that traffic attorneys can help people charged with moving violations is by getting them to attend traffic school. Attending traffic school can help to get the ticket dismissed, remove points from the driver’s license, or prevent points from accruing. It can even lower your auto insurance rate. A traffic lawyer can also get the traffic ticket dismissed altogether, but in order for that to happen, the police officer responsible for issuing the ticket must not appear in court, the driver must agree to a probationary period, and they must take a plea deal for a lesser violation.
Should I Hire a Traffic Attorney in Kansas City Or Pay The Fine?
In order to answer that question, you must consider the following:
- Will the points on my license cause it to get suspended?
- Will my car insurance rate increase?
- Is the traffic ticket fine higher than the attorney’s fee?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should hire a traffic attorney. Specifically, you should hire Joel Rook. He can help you dispute the ticket and get the charge reduced or dismissed.
Joel Rook can prevent you from accumulating points on your licence that can lead to it getting suspended or your insurance rate increasing. A traffic violation may not seem like a big deal but the consequences can add up quickly. Contact the Law Office of Joel Rook to prevent the consequences of a traffic ticket from ruining your life.