Results-Focused Representation For Drivers In Central And Eastern Washington
The term speeding ticket suggests inconvenience rather than severe penalties, but many violations are much more serious than people realize. If you pay the fine, you plead guilty. You may find that increased insurance rates, employers’ visibility to your driving record and other consequences far outweigh what you might have paid a lawyer to fight the charge or negotiate for you.
I am Daniel B. Polage, an attorney who has been dealing with all aspects of speeding tickets and criminal traffic violations in Washington for more than 10 years. Early in my career, I spent five years prosecuting these offenses for Yakima County. Today I apply the invaluable knowledge gained on that side of the equation to defend my clients’ freedoms and futures.
Should You Fight Your Ticket? Is It Worth It To Call A Lawyer?
My answers to these all-important questions are: (1) maybe, and (2) absolutely. I will take a hard look at your case and provide honest counsel. Key considerations include:
- Problems with police reports and various technical issues make it possible to earn dismissals of some speeding tickets. I have done this successfully for many clients.
- Even when evidence is solid, I may be able to negotiate a lesser fine, reduction to a nonmoving violation or other results that will pay off for you.
- If you drive for work, have prior offenses or are a young driver, it may be especially important to consider every angle for protecting your driving record.
- You must request a hearing or pay your fine within 15 days, or you will lose your right to contest the charge and you could face enhanced penalties.
A call to my office is the right call after a ticket or driving-related arrest.
As a veteran of hundreds of traffic court cases, including dozens of trials, I will help you decide what to do. Fighting a speeding ticket is a sound choice for many people, and you have nothing to lose by talking through your concerns directly with me.
My clients come to me with speeding tickets and criminal driving infractions such as DUI and reckless driving. Many are referred to me by others I have represented successfully in the past. For a free initial consultation, call 509-654-9190 or email me, lawyer Daniel B. Polage, right now.