If it were not for bad luck, you would have no luck at all!
After finally getting your license back after two drunk driving offenses, you find yourself in another mess.
The winter storm that has literally stopped the city in its tracks was not enough to make your employer shut down for the day. Knowing that you could not afford to miss work, or be late for that matter, you made sure that you left very early for your 8:00 am shift. In spite of your extra attention to your departure time, you still find yourself calling in late for work. Worse yet, you fear that the ticket you have received for multiple traffic infractions will jeopardize your driver’s license status again.
The roads were slick. You could not stop. And now you fear that these traffic infractions will cost you even more money. Without the help of a reliable traffic ticket lawyer, in fact, you fear that you may be without a license for another year or more. The previous driving while intoxicated charges were your fault, and you take the blame. The traffic infractions, however, were not the result of you speeding or driving recklessly. they were the direct result of the road conditions and the other cars that were on the road. If you could have found some other way to get to work, you would have gladly used it. Unfortunately, with no cab service available and the fact that you live too far from the city bus line left you with no other option. You had to drive to work, in less than perfect road conditions, or risk losing your job.
The only good luck that you can hope for now is the luck you will have in selecting the best attorney who is known for fighting a traffic ticket.
Bad Luck Combined with Bad Decisions Can be Detrimental to Your Career and Future
In addition to costing you money, the danger of a drunk driving charge or other serious traffic infractions that lead to license suspensions is that you can also lose your career, and in some cases, your future. Having a drunk driving offense on your record, for instance, can immediately disqualify from some jobs. Even if you are not immediately disqualified, the DUI offense can cause future employers to look at your application in a negative light. Doesn’t it make sense then to make sure that you make every attempt to find an attorney that is known for successfully trying these cases in court?
Consider some of these statistics about drunk driving and other traffic offenses in America:
- 63% of people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their life, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- 4,000 people are arrested each day for drunk driving, according to statistics provided by the NHTSA.
- 80 is the average number of times a person drives drunk before getting caught, according to statistics provided by NHTSA.
- 20% of drivers will get a speeding ticket this year, according to statistics provided by NHTSA.
- $152 is the average amount of money it costs for a speeding ticket, including fees, according to statistics provided by the NHTSA.
- $300,000 is the average annual speeding ticket revenue generated by a single U.S. police officer, according to statistics provided by the NHTSA.
- Only 5% of speeding tickets are ever contested in traffic court, according to statistics provided by the NHTSA.
It is easy to feel guilty when you are pulled over. Put into a vulnerable position, in fact, many drivers never even think to contest the tickets they are given. The fact is, however, in many situations an illegal speed trap or another method may have been used. The breathalyzer test, for instance, could have been incorrectly administered. If you do not take the time to seek legal advice and contest the charges, you will likely find yourself facing expensive fines and fees, possible jail time, and even a criminal record that could prevent you from getting future jobs or other future opportunities. HAve you recently been ticketed? Could you benefit from legal advice from someone who is experienced with traffic court?