A red light violation, while one of the lesser moving violations, can still result in an expensive traffic ticket and points on your driving record. Points on your driving record can affect your insurance (raise your car insurance premium for years) and can also cause your driver’s license to be suspended if you accumulate too many points within a certain time period. These types of consequences can be defended against by an experienced Atlanta criminal attorney at Sailers & Associates.
As a traffic ticket attorney, Andre Sailers is experienced in helping clients who have been issued a red light ticket for a traffic violation involving a stop light. While you can simply pay a red light ticket and move on, this is actually an admission of guilt. Contesting the ticket in traffic court may mean that you can attend traffic school and avoid points on your driving record, or you may be able to win outright and thus face no consequences. Sailers & Associates offers a free consultation to discuss your ticket with you and determine how he can help.
How to Challenge Your Traffic Ticket
Running a red light is a traffic offense which can result in 3 points on your driving record. This can then result in increased insurance premiums as well as the potential for driver’s license suspension in the future should you accumulate enough points on your record. These penalties would be assessed in addition to the mandatory payment of the ticket itself.
By providing his legal counsel as an experienced attorney, Andre Sailers can provide his clients with aggressive representation that makes all the difference in the outcome of their tickets. Traffic court can be confusing, and the procedure involved in contesting a ticket can leave one left wondering what to do. By working with a lawyer, you can ensure the process is carried out properly and that you reach the best outcome possible for your particular red light ticket.
Should I Fight My Ticket?
Advice from a Traffic Ticket Attorney in Atlanta
Deciding whether to fight a ticket for any type of moving violation can be difficult. You will need to find out exactly what consequences this ticket will have on your driving record, insurance rates and your driver's license, and you will need to know more about what it will cost to fight the ticket versus the potential financial consequences of just paying the ticket and moving on. The best way to find out whether you should fight your ticket is to talk to an Atlanta criminal lawyer at Sailers & Associates about your particular situation. With the legal knowledge of these matters and the experience to understand how to best approach your case, a lawyer can advise you on all aspects and potential consequences of your ticket. This will allow you to make an informed decision about the matter.
At Sailers & Associates, we are committed to helping drivers throughout Atlanta who are facing traffic tickets or who have been charged with any type of traffic offense. The firm handles speeding tickets, red light violations, citations for improper passing, and tickets or arrests for drunk driving, driving with an expired license, racing, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident. Any of these may have serious consequences for you now and in the future, with the goal being to help you avoid negative repercussions.
Consequences of a Ticket
Although the specific violation you received a ticket for will dictate the severity of penalties or other consequences, following are some of the potential results of a ticket in the Atlanta area:
- Points on driving record
- Possible license suspension
- Traffic school
- Increased insurance costs
- Possible imprisonment or community service (serious traffic violations)