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Reasons to Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney

Reasons to Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney

Most people’s first instinct when getting a traffic ticket is to pay up and move on. It’s tempting – you pay the fine and forget about it. Why bother fighting a ticket in court, right? Wrong. And I’m saying this not because I’m a Reno traffic ticket attorney. The consequences of getting a traffic ticket – and not fighting it – shouldn’t be ignored. For one thing, fines aren’t exactly cheap. The whole point of imposing hefty fines on traffic violations is to discourage people from committing said violations. For another, fines aren’t the only penalties you could be facing. There’s the possible hike in your insurance rates. You could also lose your license and driving privileges. And what if the traffic citation issued was for a misdemeanor violation, like a DUI? All these ramifications are reason enough to fight a ticket. But if your plan of attack is to go to traffic court without an attorney, you might want to rethink your strategy. You might have been told that hiring an attorney is just a waste of money, but having a lawyer represent you and your interests may increase your chances of winning. Here’s why: Traffic ticket attorneys know the local laws and regulations Local experience is crucial. A traffic ticket lawyer who has practiced in your area will be very familiar with local jurisdictions. Familiarity with local traffic laws (as well as the changes the DMV has recently enacted) means they can navigate the system with ease and take advantage of any opportunity, whether it’s finding an error on the issued ticket or negotiating lower fines. They...
Tips to Avoid a DUI from a Leading DUI Lawyer Reno

Tips to Avoid a DUI from a Leading DUI Lawyer Reno

Anyone who drives and has been known to enjoy a drink or two should take precautions to avoid a DUI. If  you think a DUI conviction could never happen to you, think again. Each year, about 1% of licensed drivers are arrested for DUI, making this one of the most common crimes in the U.S. Many people charged with a DUI say that they didn’t feel drunk at the time that they were pulled over, but that didn’t stop them from blowing over the legal limit! Don’t let the same thing happen to you. If you’re planning on having a couple of drinks while you’re out with your friends, or even at dinner, don’t start the car without consulting these helpful tips from Richard P. Davies, a top Reno DUI attorney. Know your limits Whether or not you’re driving, knowing your limits is the first rule of drinking. Everyone metabolizes alcohol differently. That’s why it’s important to understand how your body reacts after one drink, two drinks, or even three drinks. If you know that you start to feel buzzed after three drinks, limit yourself to two drinks if you plan on driving. Feeling buzzed may be an indication that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the legal driving limit of 0.08. It’s also important to note that having a high tolerance for alcohol doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a lower BAC. If you drink regularly, your BAC may still be over the legal limit even if you don’t feel or act impaired. That’s why it’s a good idea to consult a couple of BAC charts and blood alcohol calculators to see how many drinks it typically takes to...
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