Rule 4: Hire a traffic attorney if you’re under the age of 21 and get any tickets.
Why should I hire an attorney for a traffic offense if under 21?
When you are under the age of 21, there are certain types of traffic offenses which will result in automatic license suspension. Rather than simply paying the ticket (meaning you are admitting guilt)and later learning that your license is suspended, consult a traffic attorney experienced in dealing with teenage driver infractions so that you’re fully aware of the possible plea consequences.
There are several ways in which the license of a teenage driver can be suspended:
- Any offense carrying 4 or more points; (this includes speeding 24 miles over the speed limit, passing a school bus, passing on a hill or curve, reckless driving, or aggressive driving)
- Hit and run or leaving the scene of accident
- Fleeing and eluding a police officer
- Purchasing alcohol
- Using a fake ID to purchase alcohol
- Arrested for DUI
- Illegal drug possession
There ARE ways of keeping your license from being suspended if you are charged with any of the above offenses, but you need the advice of a qualified traffic lawyer to help you! Practicing law for 32 years, I have handled 1000s of such cases. Unless your driving record is horrific, I can normally get something worked out on your case to keep your license.
While I am able to go back and reopen your case AFTER conviction many times, it is far easier to hire me to represent for these charges BEFORE you go to court.