Tickets & DUI’s
Traffic tickets often include “points” which go on your driver’s record. These “points” are kind of like “demerits” which go against you. Too many “points” or “demerits” can cause your insurance rates to go up and can even cause you to lose your license.
What many people don’t realize, however, is that just like in other criminal cases, you are entitled to a trial for your traffic ticket. However, imagine how congested the courts would be if every single recipient of a traffic ticket requested a trial. Simply put, the courts could not handle it. For this reason, traffic tickets are “negotiable” just like other criminal charges.
When you hire Hammond & Hammond to represent you for your traffic ticket, we can generally get your charges “negotiated” or reduced to non-moving violations or parking tickets which means no points on your record. You don’t have to worry about court appearances, insurance rate hikes, or losing your license.
People make mistakes. However, the criminal court system can be very scary and all too often criminal defendants are herded through the system without knowing or adequately protecting their rights. Remember, the prosecution must be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt in order for you to be convicted. Just because you are charged with a DUI, doesn’t mean that you will be convicted of a DUI.
Like traffic tickets, DUI’s are similarly “negotiable.” The harder it is for the prosecution to prove their case, the more likely they are to negotiate. Call our lawyers today for a free consultation.