Experienced Legal Defense Against Idaho Traffic Tickets
You were pulled over and cited for speeding or a different traffic offense. It happens to most drivers at some point. You may be tempted to just pay the fine and move on with your life. But should you consider contesting the citation/charges instead?
This is a question that many drivers fail to ask themselves, only to be surprised by the unexpected consequences later on. If you’re facing a speeding ticket or any other traffic citation in northern Idaho, contact North Idaho Law Group, PLLC, to discuss your legal options and learn how an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to save you money while also protecting your license.
Why Paying The Ticket May Not Be A Good Idea
Paying a traffic ticket is the same as entering a guilty plea. It adds points to your driver’s license. If you accumulate enough points, you could face license suspension. This is especially problematic if you are a commercial diver.
A conviction on your record is also likely to increase your insurance rates. In the long run, this could be more expensive than the cost of hiring an attorney.
Ready To Do Help You Address Any Driving-Related Offense
Attorney Dana Bowes can help you contest any citation or driving-related charge, including:
- Making an illegal lane change or U-turn
- Failure to yield right of way
- Running a stop sign or a red light
- Reckless driving
- Failure to provide proof of insurance
In addition to assistance with these offenses, Dana also offers highly experienced representation against drunk driving charges. Her experience in the Kootenai County prosecutor’s office helps her understand how the state handles traffic and criminal cases.
Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Tickets In Idaho
We often get questions from potential clients about the consequences of traffic tickets. Below, we have provided answers to just a few of those questions.
If I am from out of state, will my home state find out about my traffic ticket?
More than likely, the answer is yes. Most states have reciprocal agreements with one another regarding motor vehicle violation convictions of drivers. Speeding or otherwise breaking traffic laws in Idaho will catch up with you when you get home.
Give us a call to discuss whether we can help you contest a local ticket even if you can’t be here to do it yourself.
Will my insurance company find out about my traffic ticket?
Yes, and you’ll probably face financial consequences. Insurance companies usually find out about tickets when you renew your existing auto policy or apply for a new one. Your rates may increase by 25% or more for a speeding ticket.
Is the cost of contesting a traffic ticket worth it?
Most of the time, the answer is yes. When you consider the fine itself, the increased fees and the damage to your driving record, hiring an attorney to help you keep your driving record clean is a wise investment.
Get Started With A Free Initial Consultation – Reach Out Today
With an office in Post Falls, our firm serves clients throughout northern Idaho. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations, in person or virtually. To schedule yours, call us at 208-777-8861 or fill out our online contact form.