Traffic Ticket Defense

A traffic infraction in Louisiana is generally punished by making a driver pay a fine. Drivers usually do not have to go to jail if they commit traffic infractions in Louisiana.  However, paying the traffic ticket and pleading guilty will leave you with a blemished driving record and higher insurance premiums.  Just sending in payment is another huge mistake that will cost thousands in increased insurance premiums, especially in the city of New Orleans.

If a driver wants to challenge a traffic ticket in Louisiana, the best course of action is to hire a traffic citation attorney.  The attorney will usually make all court appearances on your behalf and negotiate a dismissal or a lesser offense, such as a non-moving violation.  In some jurisdictions, it is not uncommon to automatically dismiss or reduce traffic charges if an attorney gets involved.

A New Orleans Traffic Ticket Attorney can handle the following types of offense:

  • Suspended License
  • Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Speeding
  • Misdemeanor Hit and Run
  • Following too Close
  • Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Running a Red Light
  • Expired Break Tag
  • Running a Stop Sign
  • Failure to Yield
  • No Insurance
  • CDL – Commercial Drivers
  • No Registration
  • Expired Tag

There are dozens of potential ways to defend a speeding ticket. The machine must be properly calibrated and stationary objects, such as trees cannot be blocking the officer.  When traffic citations are ignored entirely, that can be grounds for an arrest during your next traffic stop — very expensive and inconvenient to say the least.

 

Contact: New Orleans Traffic Citation Attorney

If you have received a traffic ticket in Louisiana, attorney Elizabeth B.Carpenter may be able to help you with getting the charges against you reduced or even dismissed in some circumstances. At our law firm, Ms. Carpenter is committed to getting justice for her clients. If you need to consult a defense attorney, please call our office at: 504-599-5955.