Avoid Traffic Charges With a Reliable Toledo Traffic Lawyer
While many traffic charges result in nothing more than a fine and some points on your license, they are still worth disputing in court. A Toledo traffic lawyer may be able to help protect your good name and clear your record if you are acquitted of the offense that you have been charged with. How can a Toledo OH traffic attorney help you?
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you can face a variety of penalties. Penalties may include:
-Time in Jail
-A License Suspension or Revocation
An attorney may be able to establish that the traffic stop that led to the charge was illegal or otherwise not performed properly. If a blood, breath or field sobriety test was conducted improperly, that could be grounds for having the charge dropped.
Misdemeanors or Felonies Could Be Reduced to Infractions or Less
When a driver runs a red light, that is generally considered to be an infraction. This means that you won’t spend any time in jail upon conviction. However, if you hit another car or injured a pedestrian after running that red light, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. If convicted, you could go to jail or lose your license for several months or years. An attorney may be able to craft a plea deal that may result in a suspended sentence.
In such a scenario, an individual is sentenced, but does not have to serve that sentence as long as he or she stays out of trouble. Assuming an individual stays out of trouble throughout the duration of the suspended sentence, the charge may be officially dropped or an attorney can move for expungement. Suspended sentences are often offered to first offenders or those who have committed less egregious crimes. However, anyone is eligible for such an arrangement if all parties agree to it.
A Toledo Traffic Lawyer Can Help You Avoid Minor Infractions As Well
A Toledo OH traffic attorney can help you get out of that traffic ticket or parking violation. When a driver is ticketed, he or she must be somehow notified that he or she has committed an illegal act. For instance, if there is no sign saying that a car can’t be parked on the side of the road, a driver could have his or her ticket dismissed on that basis. In the event that you are pulled over for a speeding ticket, the officer who pulled you over generally has to attend the hearing. If he or she does not, it may be grounds to have the ticket dismissed.
The next time you are handed a traffic ticket or charged with a misdemeanor or felony while behind the wheel, you should turn to a reliable and trusted attorney. An attorney may be able to help resolve your case in a timely manner with no penalties levied against you, which can help you move on with your life and keep your good name.
Contact Michael E. Bryant’s Toledo, OH law office today to get the justice you deserve. Find Michael E. Bryant online at www.mebryantlaw.com, visit our law office in Toledo, OH on the second floor of 1119 Adams St. or call us at (419) 243-3922.