Philadelphia Traffic Ticket Attorney
If you received a traffic ticket in Philadelphia, you’ll likely have to go to Philadelphia Traffic Court. Philadelphia Traffic Court is often referred to as the “people’s court” because the majority of people who ever go to court will only go to Philadelphia’s Traffic Court.
If you’ve never been to traffic court before, this can be a confusing and frustrating experience. While you will have a chance to speak with a prosecutor, the prosecutor may or may not offer a deal, and doesn’t have the time to answer your questions about whether or not you should take a plea deal or go to trial. They’ll use legal terms and traffic statute codes unfamiliar to you. Worst of all, they can’t answer your questions about how it something will affect your license because they’re not allowed to answer those questions because they don’t represent your interests.
As a result of your Traffic Court experience, you may end up with points, fees, fines, and maybe even a license suspension. You can’t rely on yourself when faced with the potential consequences stemming from your Traffic Ticket.
What should I do if I have to go to traffic court?
If you get a traffic citation, the first thing you should do is plead not guilty. By pleading not guilty, you ensure that Philadelphia Traffic Court will not impose any further fines or fees for you responding late.
After pleading not guilty, you need to consult a Philadelphia Traffic Court attorney. Consulting an attorney is especially important because there are many issues that can result from a guilty verdict on a Traffic Ticket. Those issues include suspensions, fines, costs, and points. In some cases, pleading or being found guilty of certain offenses will lead to unintended consequences that only an attorney will be able to foresee.
Even if there are no special issues in your case that requires an attorney, bringing your own attorney can even help change the type of plea you get or help get you a not guilty verdict. In many cases, attorneys who practice regularly in traffic court have a working relationship with prosecutors and traffic court staff, which enables them to argue your case from a credible standpoint because the attorney appears before the court often.
Traffic Ticket Attorney Philadelphia
Even if there is no relationship, having an attorney make your case will prevent you from telling the prosecutor something about your case that will hurt you. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience appearing in Philadelphia Traffic Court. Our attorneys appear in court daily and have a proven track record of success obtaining favorable results. Call us today for a free consultation.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.