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Traffic Violations: A Common Encounter with the Law

Traffic Violations: A Common Encounter with the Law

For many people, traffic violations may be their only type of encounter with law enforcement. While traffic violations are not usually terribly serious in and of themselves, they do often result in significant inconvenience and cost. And because traffic stops are also extremely lucrative for law enforcement agencies – the potential for unwarranted violations is all too common. Many of us have received too many citations to passively accept another. In these cases, contesting a speeding or other traffic ticket can be well worth the fight, but it’s no easy feat. Undeniably, there’s an art to beating traffic citations, and it’s practiced almost exclusively by competent Reno traffic ticket attorneys. More often than not, the contest comes down to your word and the officer’s, and you can guess which way the court naturally leans. Again, if you’re in the position where fighting and winning a traffic violation is absolutely necessary to maintain your license and reasonable insurance premiums, continue driving, or avoid serious fines, you need expert legal representation. A good Reno traffic attorney has years of experience in this area of the law and knows how to challenge officers’ subjective conclusions, argue for “mistakes of fact”, and find other legal justifications for whatever roadway conduct the stopping officer found objectionable that day. These are very nuanced legal strategies, and ones which few of us are even aware of. This is why, when it comes to taking on the court, you don’t want to go it alone. Most people mistakenly assume that the law is against them and will always support the officer’s conclusions. This is not true, but...