Boston Traffic Offense Lawyer
If your driver’s license or driving record is in jeopardy, an experienced Boston traffic offense lawyer will likely be able to help you. For nearly everyone it is vital to keep a clean driving record, whether your job depends on it such as a commercial truck driver, or you rely on the ability to drive to work, get groceries, and run errands. No matter what traffic offenses you have allegedly committed and regardless of the citations that you have been issued, you have legal rights. An lawyer will help you protect those rights and ensure that everything is done to keep your driving record in good standing. The Baez Law Firm provides professional legal representation to people throughout Boston.
Common Traffic Offense That We Have Successfully Defended Against
Unlike a criminal offense, intent is not a necessary aspect of a traffic offense. However, just because it is called a traffic accident does not mean that the legal system will treat your offense or offenses as mere accidents. Common traffic infractions include:
- Texting and driving;
- Failing to yield the right of way;
- Other forms of distracted driving that cause collisions;
- Careless driving;
- Reckless driving;
- Drowsy driving;
- Aggressive driving;
- Not using a seat belt;
- Driving a vehicle with expired or missing license plates;
- Driving without a valid driver’s license;
- Illegal parking; and
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Why is it Important to Fight Minor Traffic Offenses?
While it may not seem necessary to fight every speeding ticket or other moving violation, and paying the fine is a simple and quick fix, by allowing these citations to build up, you threaten your privilege to drive in the future. This is because with each moving violation, you accumulate points on your driver’s license. With enough points accrued in a small enough time frame, or with enough specific violations in a given time frame, your license may be suspended. Two points will be surcharged for speeding, minor at-fault accidents are three points, major at-fault accidents are four points, and a DUI is five points. Or, for example, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can immediately suspend your license if you:
- Get three speeding tickets in a 12-month period;
- Cause three major violations in a five-year period;
- Cause any 12 violations in a five year-period.
Your Insurance Rates Could Skyrocket
Additionally, with enough points in a given time frame, your insurance rates will be drastically increased. Even if you are still technically allowed to drive, despite points on your driver’s license, you may not be able to afford insurance. And, driving without insurance will come back to haunt you with even more points on your license and even higher insurance rates.
Act Now. Call a Boston Traffic Offense Lawyer Before it is too Late
It is important to stay on top of traffic offenses, whether they are large or small, so that your driving privileges are not revoked and so your insurance rates do not become unmanageable. Call the experienced Boston traffic offense lawyers of The Baez Law Firm today for assistance with your case.