How Do I Challenge My Traffic Violation?

Amy PietrowskiMany residents of Mississippi wrongly believe that it is fruitless to challenge a traffic violation. However, given the negative impact an infraction can have on your insurance and driving record, it is worth considering, "Should I challenge my traffic violation?"

I am attorney Amy Pietrowski, founder of Pietrowski Law Practice, and I work with many clients who need to resolve their traffic violations. I have been able to assist clients in having tickets on the following types of violations overturned:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Tail-light out
  • Running a stop sign
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • DUI/DWI and other intoxicated driving charges
  • Reckless driving

Steps In Challenging A Traffic Ticket

Like other parts of the justice system, traffic courts follow certain procedures, and it is important to know what they are in order to successfully challenge a traffic violation. Here are some basic rules to observe when seeking to get a ticket overturned with the help of your lawyer:

  1. When you receive your ticket, make note of all deadlines and addresses for interacting with the court. Failure to comply with deadlines will make challenging your ticket impossible.
  2. If you plead "not guilty" to a ticket, you'll receive a trial date. At the trial, your lawyer can argue the law that was applied when the ticket was issued, question the police officer who issued the ticket, present evidence to aid your case and call witnesses.
  3. Some types of tickets, such as a faulty tail-light or driving without your registration, can be resolved in your favor by showing that the problem has been fixed.

Get Back On The Road To Safe Driving

You do not have to plead guilty to your traffic ticket. My firm can help you minimize the impact of the ticket on the rest of your life. To set up a free case consultation, visit one of my offices in Oxford, call me at 662-372-1622 or use my online contact form.