Austin Traffic Ticket Lawyers
Protecting against charges of reckless driving
No one wants to see the flashing blue lights of a police car in the rearview mirror because it usually means getting a traffic ticket. If you believe that the best way to handle a traffic ticket in Austin is to plead guilty and pay the fine, think again. Retaining an Austin traffic ticket attorney's services to aggressively fight a traffic ticket may avoid a suspension of your driver's license, points, surcharges, or higher auto insurance premiums that could result from pleading guilty.
Common Traffic Offenses in Texas
Texas laws provide police officers with a long list of traffic offenses for which they can issue traffic tickets, including:
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Failing to obey a stop sign
- Failing to stop for a red light
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Failing to yield the right of way
If you ignore a traffic ticket and fail to appear in court on your scheduled court date, the judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. Retaining criminal defense representation to handle your traffic tickets avoids the risk of missing a court date.
Consequences of Pleading Guilty to a Traffic Ticket
Pleading guilty to a traffic ticket adds points to your driving record. When you accumulate too many points, your license to drive is suspended. If you earn a living by driving, suspension of your driver's license could prevent you from supporting your family and result in the loss of your job.
What a Traffic Ticket Attorney Does for You
When you retain our Austin traffic ticket lawyers to represent you, we take the burden off your shoulders by making court appearances on your behalf and negotiating with the prosecution for a dismissal, reduction in the charge, pretrial diversion, deferred disposition, reduced fine, or other resolution. We could make it possible for you to avoid points, surcharges, and other long-term consequences caused by pleading guilty to a traffic ticket.
Our lead attorney, Rick Cofer, is a former Travis County Assistant District Attorney who has successfully handled traffic tickets for clients in municipal and justice of the peace courts throughout Austin. His intimate knowledge of the court system and Texas traffic laws makes him capable of providing a thoughtful and creative defense to avoid a conviction.