If you have been cited for a
traffic infraction you are probably wondering if you should pay or contest the ticket and
if you should hire a Snohomish County Infraction Defense Attorney to represent
you. There are many important benefits to hiring an attorney for your
First, while some infractions appear relatively simple on their face, there
are many potential defenses and issues that your attorney will be able
to spot and use to obtain the best resolution possible for you. This is
important because, while all traffic infractions will have an immediate
affect on your life by requiring the payment of a fine, moving violations,
which include everything from
failing to signal (RCW 46.61.305) or
speeding (RCW 46.61.400) to
negligent driving in the second degree (RCW 46.61.525), can have a lasting effect financially as insurance companies
often raise your insurance rates and leave them raised for several years.
Additionally, there are potential criminal consequences if you have too
many infractions in a certain period of time or if you allow your tickets
to go unpaid and your license is suspended. Driving on a suspended license
is a criminal offense which could lead to jail time and even more fines.
Finally, some traffic violations and special licenses have unique consequences
and restrictions that your attorney will be familiar with and will be
able to advise you of the best course of action for your specific situation.
One example of this is a citation for
speeding in a school zone (RCW 46.61.440) where the monetary penalty is doubled and cannot be waived,
reduced, or suspended. Another example involves
intermediate licenses (a restricted license issued under RCW 46.20.075). If you have an intermediate
license, your license will be suspended with committed findings on as
few as two traffic offenses (RCW 46.20.267).
Your attorney will be able to advocate for your best resolution and is
often able to appear on your behalf so you will not have to take more
time out of your busy life to deal with resolving your traffic infraction.
If you have been cited for a traffic infraction in Lynnwood, Edmonds, Everett,
Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Arlington, Bothell, South District Court,
Cascade District Court, or elsewhere in Snohomish County, you should contact
an experienced Snohomish County Infraction Defense Attorney as soon as possible.
Snohomish County Infraction Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear, have the experience necessary to aggressively defend your traffic infraction.
Prior to my decade of defense work, I spent 7 years actively prosecuting
infraction cases. This unique experience allows me to see your specific
case from both sides and to anticipate arguments to better defend your case.
Contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear today for your free consultation.