Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer: 5 Powerful Tips
Attorney Christopher Glinski is an experienced Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer. He has handled hundreds of traffic tickets in Racine and Kenosha. Below are five of his powerful tips. Call (262) 632-1555 for a free consultation and ask how he can help you.
Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer Expert Tip #1:
Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer to Fight Your Ticket
Got a ticket? You can either sit in traffic court all afternoon waiting for your case to be called or hire a traffic ticket lawyer to fight your ticket. For a low flat fee, a traffic ticket lawyer will go to traffic court for you and get your traffic ticket dismissed or amended to a traffic violation that will result in less points against your license (or maybe none at all). Generally, the less points against your license the less your car insurance rates are likely to increase. A traffic ticket lawyer may also be able to get the fine reduced. By hiring a traffic ticket lawyer you can save time, money, and your license.
Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer Expert Tip #2:
Reopen Your Traffic Ticket
Did you miss traffic court? If you missed your traffic court date, hire a traffic ticket lawyer to reopen the ticket. When you miss your court date, the court will enter a default judgment against you, meaning you will be found guilty of the offense with which you are charged. However, in Wisconsin a ticket can be reopened within six months of the missed court date. Once the ticket is reopened, the violation is removed from your driving record and your traffic ticket lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor to amend the ticket to a traffic or parking violation that will not affect your car insurance rates or cause you to lose your driving privileges.
Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer Expert Tip #3:
Get an Occupational License
Is your license suspended? Get an occupational license as soon as possible after your license is suspended. An occupational license will allow you to drive to and from work and they can be obtained the same day from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. There is no waiting period to get an occupational license if your license was suspended due to a first-offense DUI or a drug conviction. However, if your first-offense DUI involved a refusal to submit to a chemical test then you must wait 30 days. For a second or third-offense DUI you must wait 45 days to get an occupational license. The waiting period begins to run once your license is suspended.
Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer Expert Tip #4:
Probationary Licenses Result in Double Points
If you have a probationary license, the points double for all second and subsequent convictions. For example, if you receive two speeding tickets, both three-point speeding tickets, the first ticket will result in three points being assessed against your license and the second ticket will result in six points being assessed against your license for a total of nine points. Thus, hiring a traffic ticket lawyer is extremely important if you have a probationary license because a traffic ticket lawyer who can get your second three-point speeding ticket amended to a zero-point parking ticket can save you six points on your license.
Racine Traffic Ticket Lawyer Expert Tip #5:
Avoid Jail Time For Your Traffic Ticket
If you are charged with Operating While Revoked (Wisconsin Statutes Section 343.44(1)(b)), also known as “OAR”, you should hire a traffic ticket lawyer immediately to avoid potential jail time and a criminal charge. If you are charged with Operating While Revoked, it is a misdemeanor crime and you may face up to one year in jail if your license was revoked for a DUI or OWI conviction. Since it is a crime, a conviction will result in a criminal record. If you are able to get a valid license within 120 days, a traffic ticket lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor to possibly avoid a criminal conviction entirely.
For more information, see our speeding ticket defense page.
Note: This article is for informational purposes only. You should always consult with a lawyer about your specific case.