Traffic Tickets

A San Antonio Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer on Your Side

Get help with your speeding or reckless driving defense

If the police believe you have violated a motor vehicle law, such as exceeding a speed limit or ignoring a traffic signal, they can issue you a traffic ticket. This ticket is a citation or a summons that serves as an order to appear before a judge. Sometimes you can plead guilty to the crime by simply paying the fine, and sometimes your court appearance is mandatory. Many people fail to realize that traffic tickets are effectively criminal charges that remain on your record once you plead guilty by paying your fine. It can be beneficial to speak to an experienced traffic ticket lawyer at Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. in San Antonio about your case.

What Can a San Antonio traffic ticket attorney do for you?

The first thing an experienced criminal defense and traffic ticket lawyer can do for you is explain precisely what kind of charges you face. In Texas, most traffic tickets are Class “C” misdemeanors punishable by fines of up to $1,000. But if you simply pay the fine, you plead guilty to this charge, which puts the offense citation on your driving record for up to 36 months and can drastically increase your auto insurance rates.

Traffic tickets can also lead to license suspension, either through an accumulation of tickets, one serious ticket or a failure to respond to a traffic ticket court date.

A reputable traffic ticket attorney can help you with the following:

  • Ensuring that you meet all the necessary deadlines and make all the necessary appearances regarding your case
  • Examining the evidence against you to see if the police have a valid case
  • Pleading your case down to a lesser charge
  • Advising you every step of the way

Common traffic violations

Experienced traffic ticket lawyers can help you with any traffic citation, including these most common offenses:

  • Speeding
  • Driving without a license or proof of insurance
  • DUI
  • Failure to observe traffic signals or stop signs
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Commercial driver license (CDL) citations

Call a San Antonio traffic ticket lawyer with the experience you need

For an experienced traffic ticket attorney practicing in the San Antonio area, call Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. We can discuss your case during a free consultation as soon as possible. Contact us online or at [ln::phone]. We have easily accessible offices and accept all major credit cards. Se habla espanol.

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