I used to wonder how a lawyer could repair traffic tickets before I was a Seattle traffic lawyer. I ‘d say, “I’ve been speeding. I’ve been caught. How are they going to get me out of that?” So I became one and figured it out. And it’s not even that hard, to be honest. But, sadly, to be successful , it requires a law degree. The trick is to have enough data to beat the ticket, to find mistakes in ticket beating procedures, or to make it look like you have enough to beat the ticket so that the prosecutor doesn’t want to waste his time. And you just inquire politely sometimes.learn more
For instance, I had a traffic ticket fixed today. It was a speeding ticket, and I tried to reduce it to a non-moving offence (this simply means that your auto insurance premiums are not affected). When they got their speeding ticket, this individual received a DUI, and the DUI and speeding ticket were dealt with separately. The DUI was done, and the prosecutor was still seeking the ticket for speeding.
I turned up and before the hearing I talked with the prosecutor (this is something that happens all the time and is where most of the criminal defence deals are made) and informed the prosecutor that my client got a DUI with the speeding ticket and that the DUI was already taken care of (reduced to reckless driving) and asked the prosecutor what we should do with the speeding ticket. She decided to minimise it after considering it, and, voila, it was over!
Most times, to get results, it takes the danger of litigation (and in some cases it takes a few litigation wins to get results), and it all depends on your case ‘s precise facts. That’s why I said that it takes a law degree (or a lot of traffic tickets) to get good results. An attorney has the background to find practise rules and procedures, to see the gaps in the case of the prosecution, and to express those gaps in a manner that the prosecutor understands. I’m not saying that you can’t do it alone, I’m just saying that it’s a lot harder.