Traffic tickets may not seem like a big deal to some people, but they can lead to expensive consequences. It’s always worth trying to beat a traffic ticket. Whether you’re facing a speeding ticket or a ticket due to reckless driving or an illegal turn, a criminal defense lawyer can be a huge help in your case. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first ticket or your fifth, an attorney can help you fight it.
Traffic Tickets in Mississippi
Traffic tickets in Mississippi can be found under M.C.A. 63-3-11 to 63-11-30. These motor vehicle traffic regulations include topics such as driver’s license requirements, the use of seat belts, implied consent laws, inspection of motor vehicles, operation of off-road vehicles, traffic regulations and a variety of other motor vehicle and driving-related regulations.
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Speeding tickets are some of the most common types of traffic tickets in Mississippi and across the nation. These tickets can be very expensive. Depending upon how fast you were going, and in what type of area you were traveling in, you could be facing fines in the hundreds of dollars. Speeding through work zones and schools zones is considered especially egregious, and the fines and penalties associated with them are typically harsh.
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Fines, Insurance Rate Hikes and Points
Traffic tickets have a variety of consequences. First, there are the fines. Depending upon how many moving violations you are facing or the severity of those violations, you could be facing hundreds or even thousands of dollars in traffic ticket fines. Traffic tickets will also lead to points on your driving record. Finally, you can definitely expect your insurance rates to skyrocket after a traffic ticket. Not only do you have to pay the initial fine, but you also have to deal with months or years of increased insurance premiums. The best way to deal with a traffic ticket is to fight it.
Losing Your License
Unfortunately, if you have enough moving violations or if you get in trouble with drunk driving or other very serious criminal moving violations, you’re at risk for losing your driver’s license. Without a driver’s license, it can be next to impossible to take care of your family and hold down a job. Trying to find a ride or taking the extra time to make public transportation work can be excruciating. Don’t wait until you’re at risk for losing your license to call an attorney.
Jackson Traffic Ticket Lawyer
A traffic ticket can certainly ruin your day, but you don’t have to let it ruin your driving record, bank account or insurance rates. The best chance you have at fighting and beating a traffic ticket is getting professional help from a proven criminal defense attorney who has traffic ticket case experience. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first ticket or you fourth, a lawyer can help you get the best possible outcome for your unique situation.
If you’re facing expensive traffic tickets in Jackson or in any of the surrounding Metro Area communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for a free case consultation.