Is The Law Protecting The Driver Of Today?
When someone goes and pays the fine that they’ve received because of a minor or otherwise traffic offense they convict themselves of it. Many times people have just taken the word of the prosecution and believe that they are guilty of breaking a law. They assume that their car has been picked up by a camera or some other evidence like a police witness. Well paying up straight away is not always the best course of action.
Nobody wants to get in deeper trouble than they are already and it’s almost intimidation when you are told to pay early or get more points or higher fines. Through the consultation of a paralegal or other legal services provider, you can better decide what you want to do.
The worst thing is that any offense you commit and are convicted for will stay with you for a very long time indeed. For small offenses that could be handled by paralegals, you may not even get a blemish on your name. If you automatically pay something then you are adding a record to yourself.
That is before you get to the astronomical rise in your cost of insurance. The amount that the cost of your policy would rise is incredible even for what are very minor issues. Some people have found the cost of insuring their vehicle after a speeding ticket unmanageable. Just one ticket can do this to someone and you’d be surprised how many people don’t bother fighting them.
Points can result in your license being suspended and that would mean not being able to drive at all never mind having to pay insurance. Then when your suspension is over, the cost of insuring your vehicle is significantly more than you would ever have had to pay in the past.
You should definitely contest any accusation made against you as what you see in black and white is not always the final word of the courts. You should always consult legal advice before pleading guilty to a lesser charge in order to minimize your costs. In the long run of things your costs will be much more if you don’t have proper advice. Your legal team will have access to their own professionals that make a living overturning weak evidence produced against you. Radar specialists for speeding and toxicologists for DUI offenses make all the difference when you are up against the court.
In the court room, you will be fully represented which will also make things a lot easier on you as you should not have to face up to things alone. If you do, it could be like taking the proverbial lamb to the slaughter. The good thing about proper representation is that you may not even have to go to court for traffic tickets because they can be dealt with outside of the system.
More and more people are starting to realize what the ramifications of accepting a penalty without any real effort to rebut the accusation. Those people seem more prepared to take on the authorities and question whether the penalty is really valid or not. With all the news stories about the failing radar system and testing equipment use to detect offenses then there is little wonder why so many people are now successful in their defence. It’s lucky that so many people have decided to stand up and fight the system because without those then lots of people would still be over penalised. Thankfully when evidence is lacking the court backs the defendant and the you are protected by the law.