- Why is a driving privilege?
- Why did the officer tell me that I can just pay the ticket?
- Do you fight all types of Wisconsin traffic tickets?
- What does the flat fee include?
- Do I need to go to court if I hire you?
- What outcome can I expect?
- What can you promise me?
- What are the possible outcomes when I fight my traffic ticket?
- Can I contact my lawyer directly?
- I’m ready to fight my ticket. How do I get started?
YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE CAN BE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED
Every state in the country has rules and regulations that control how you get a driver’s license. Every state also has rules about how you are allowed to drive a car. As such, every state has rules about how your license can be taken away from you. Too many violations of the rules and the state will automatically take away your license.
TOO MANY TRAFFIC TICKETS CAN SUSPEND OR REVOKE A DRIVER’S LICENSE
Wisconsin is no different than any other state. It has invested millions of dollars into the State Troopers, sheriff’s offices and police departments to provide them with cars, trucks, airplanes, cameras, radar, laser and countless pieces of other equipment used to enforce traffic laws. The state wants to catch people who are breaking the rules and take their license away.
JUST PAYING A TRAFFIC TICKET MAKES IT EASY FOR WISCONSIN
Catching people breaking the rules is only half of the game for the state. The state must then prosecute traffic offenders and prove their guilt to the traffic court. But if you pay your ticket without fighting it, you are pleading no contest to the ticket and the court will find you guilty automatically. That’s why a police officer would tell you to just pay the ticket – because you would make the state’s job twice as easy.
OUR ATTORNEYS FIGHT ALL TYPES OF WISCONSIN TRAFFIC TICKETS
Yes. However, some tickets that are issued are for criminal charges. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your ticket is for a criminal charge. If you are charged with drunk driving (2nd or more), reckless driving causing injury, or fleeing and eluding, you may be facing a criminal charge. Our traffic lawyers can help you determine whether a ticket is for a criminal charge and if so, how we can help you. You cannot retain our services for criminal matters through the website. To determine if you need a criminal defense attorney, you must do so over the phone or in person at one of our offices.
AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES TO FIGHT A TRAFFIC TICKET IN WISCONSIN
The fee you pay on our website when you book a case is the legal fee to fight your ticket. Including within that flat fee are any e-filing costs associated with your ticket as well as a fee to pull your driving abstract if necessary. The fee does not include any court costs, fines, forfeitures, or consequential costs that you have to pay because of your ticket.
OUR TRAFFIC ATTORNEYS MAKE ALL TRAFFIC COURT APPEARANCES FOR YOU
When you hire us, you do not need to go to traffic court unless we specifically request your presence.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO TO TRAFFIC COURT IF YOU HIRE OUR ATTORNEYS
No. Even if your traffic ticket says “APPEARANCE REQUIRED: YES”, we can still appear on your behalf. So if you are out of state, or you will be on vacation, or you need to be at work, it doesn’t matter. We will still be able to help you.
OUR ATTORNEYS WORK HARD TO GET YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET DISMISSED
Our primary goal is to get your traffic ticket – and fine – completely dismissed. Sometimes, that’s simply not possible, so your lawyer will attempt to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation that doesn’t go on your driving record and doesn’t impact your auto insurance premiums. Most tickets fall within one of those two categories.
WHAT OUR ATTORNEYS CAN PROMISE TO YOU
No experienced lawyer should promise you success. Here is what we do promise:
- Our traffic attorneys approach every ticket as if it was issued to us personally. This means that we take the consequences as seriously as you do.
- We treat every client as an individual. We don’t “horse trade” with prosecutors to make our lives easier – everyone gets their own personalized defense.
- Even if you committed the offense, we will still zealously defend you and work for a better resolution.
- We only accept the best possible resolution for each of our clients. Even if this means pleading guilty to a ticket, we promise the resolution will be better than if you had just paid the fine.
THE OUTCOME WHEN YOU JUST PAY THE TRAFFIC CITATION
If you just pay the ticket, the court will find you guilty. That ticket will stay on your driving record for 3 – 5 years. Your insurance premiums can go up, it will be harder for you to deal with future tickets on terms that help you.
THREE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES FROM TRAFFIC COURT
Here are the possible outcomes when we fight your traffic ticket:
If you have a spotless record, or if your ticket has errors or inconsistencies, there’s a good chance that your traffic lawyer may be able to get the ticket completely dismissed. When this happens, you won’t have to pay a fine and the ticket will never show up on your record. It will be as if it never happened.
Amended (Reduced) to Non-Moving Violation
If your ticket does not have any errors, or if the judge and prosecutor have enough evidence to believe that you committed the infraction, then your lawyer will negotiate with the judge and prosecutor to reduce the charge to a non-moving violation (like a parking ticket). When this happens, you’ll likely have to pay a fine, but the ticket will not go on your driving record. Your lawyer may be able to argue for a lower fine, but the real savings is that your auto insurance premiums will not increase because of this ticket, and future tickets will not have a compound effect. Sometimes, traffic offenses don’t “translate” from Wisconsin to other states. So if you are licensed in another state, your lawyer can attempt to amend your ticket to something that will not report to your home state.
Ticket Points Reduced
Wisconsin uses a point system along with a fine when you get a traffic ticket, whether or not that it is a moving violation. This means that each ticket is given a point value, and if you get over 12 points within the previous rolling 12 month period, your license will be suspended. If your driver’s license is from Illinois or another state, and you get a ticket, our traffic lawyers handling your moving violation will be able to find out how the ticket might affect you in the state you have your drivers license from.
CONTACT WITH YOUR TRAFFIC ATTORNEY DIRECTLY
Of course! Once you’ve booked a case, you’ll be able to message your traffic lawyer. You’ll also have access to your lawyer’s phone number and email address. Your lawyer will contact you within one business day of you booking a case.