Traffic Offenses

A traffic violation seems like no big deal to most people. A ticket is received, a person pays it, and then they learn later that maybe they should have fought that ticket because the job they want requires them to have a perfect driving record or their insurance company isn’t too crazy about the offense, thus raising the insurance rate.

There are many reasons why traffic offenses are not “just traffic violations.” You have the cost of the ticket, but over time the increase in your insurance premium will exceed that cost. There’s also the fact you have the mark on your driving record.

If you have been ticketed for a traffic offense, it is your right to defend yourself against it. Just because an officer gives you a ticket doesn’t mean they were right in doing so. They may not have had just cause to pull you over or there may have been something else wrong with the process. Your Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer can review the case and look at the facts to determine what your defense can be so you can do everything possible to keep your driving record clean and your insurance premiums low.

Helping You Fight Traffic Violation Accusations

We have experience helping individuals defend themselves against a number of traffic violation accusation types:

  • Moving violations, such as speeding tickets
  • Hit and run
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving with a suspended license, revoked license, or a cancelled license
  • Aggressive driving incidents
  • Reckless or careless driving incidents

While a ticket may not mean the end of your driving record, it can pay for you to fight to keep it clean. The reason is because a future offense could lead to license suspension, revocation, or cancellation. The fewer marks you have on your license, the further you are away from ever losing it.

Using The Facts In Your Case

You may be wondering how it is possible to know what occurred during a traffic stop because it is your word against the officer’s. There are different methods your Minneapolis criminal lawyer can use to identify what happened, such as carefully studying the officer’s report, talking to any witnesses, and utilizing experts when needed.

Any time you are pulled over and an officer asks you if you know why you’ve been pulled over, you don’t have to answer them because anything you say can be used against you. You can simply say “I don’t know.” The less you say, the better. Nonetheless, your attorney will review everything to identify what can be used to benefit you in the matter.

Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney

Traffic offenses are rather common, but that doesn’t mean that you should let them go and accept the consequences. A traffic offense actually has its life-altering consequences, so it is your right to fight the accusation. If you have been accused of a traffic offense, you have the right to defend yourself with the help of the Olson Law Firm. To learn more call 612-816-2322 to schedule a free consultation.