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Why should you hire a traffic ticket lawyer?

If you’ve been issued a traffic ticket, you may be wondering if you should hire a lawyer to help you fight it. While it’s always an option to represent yourself in court, there are significant benefits to hiring a driving lawyer to handle your case.

In British Columbia, traffic tickets have more significant consequences than in other provinces. For example, in most cases, a second traffic ticket will trigger an increase in insurance premiums. Two so-called high-risk offences will hit you hard on insurance and typically cause you to lose your license for a few months. The fine for the ticket itself is just the start.

What can a driving lawyer do for you if you have a traffic ticket? The lawyers in our office all have particular training in dealing with traffic court matters. We don’t write wills or defend murder cases. What we do is study police traffic enforcement techniques, we learn, apply and teach traffic court procedures and we gather police material and equipment to give ourselves the expertise necessary to defend tickets.

Experienced BC traffic ticket lawyers can rely on esoteric knowledge of local BC traffic laws and court procedures. They can help you understand the specific charges you are facing and the potential consequences of those charges. They can also advise you on the best course of action to take, whether that’s negotiating with the officer for a reduced offence or conducting a trial of the ticket allegation in court.

In addition to using their legal expertise, a traffic ticket lawyer can negotiate with the police officer or prosecutor on your behalf. For example, out-of-court discussions that an individual has with the officer may constitute admissible admissions during the trial. In other words, anything you say in the hallway may be told to the judge. A lawyer, on the other hand, can discuss the matter openly with the officer.

The information gained during these discussions is not admissible as evidence to be used against you.
When it comes to running a trial, a driving lawyer will know how to argue your case in court, using their skills and experience to present the strongest possible defence. This can be especially helpful if you are facing significant fines or other consequences, as a lawyer may be able to get the ticket dismissed or reduced.

The anxiety you may suffer due to a traffic ticket can make life unpleasant. Hiring a traffic ticket lawyer can save you stress and worry because you know the lawyer will handle it for you and guide you through the many unknowns and variables as the matter proceeds. This can save you time and stress and allow you to focus on getting on with your life. Dealing with a traffic ticket can be time-consuming and emotionally draining, especially if you are not familiar with the legal process. A lawyer can handle the logistics of your case and represent you in court, allowing you to focus on other important matters.

For many people, the peace of mind and legal expertise offered by a traffic ticket lawyer
can make hiring a lawyer an easy decision.

Hiring a traffic ticket lawyer can be a smart decision if you are facing significant fines or other consequences from a traffic ticket. A dedicated driving lawyer can provide legal expertise, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court, saving you time and stress in the process.

We defend traffic court cases everywhere in BC. If you have a traffic ticket and the outcome matters to you, give us a call.

We’re the BC Driving Lawyers and the outcome of your case matters to us too.