Most of us don’t get too excited over traffic tickets. They’re more of an inconvenience for most folks than an adrenaline activator. However, those with a penchant for speeding, running reds, or tempting fate in other ways, one more ticket can carry serious consequences. Whether it’s a first-time but serious charge like a DUI or reckless driving, or a less serious follow up to a litany of motoring mistakes, calling an attorney for a quick consultation will be the best move you can make. During your consultation, an attorney will evaluate your case and let you know if his or her services can help reduce or dismiss the charges against you.
Reno police are fair. They are known to do their job in accordance to their mandate of keeping roadways safe. In the process of fulfilling their duty, they issue numerous citations each year. The courts who deal with the administration of these citations are equally firm. As the points on your traffic record increase, so do the consequences and penalties.
Why an Attorney?
Unless you are a student of criminal justice or watch excessive court TV, you probably don’t have much deep insight about the law and how the system works. And even then, those are topics most of us either avoid or visit only when necessary. So, while you know how to drive a car, you are likely ill-equipped to either represent yourself or come through a court process as well as you could with the help of an attorney. Cross examination of witnesses or questioning officers will simply not go off well because you binge-watched some episodes of Law & Order. However, these are precisely the tactics that can get your fines or charges reduced and have you back in the driver’s seat.
Civil violations can net you plenty of heartburn to be sure, such as fines, increased insurance rates, traffic school and court appearances. Criminal violations like DUI and reckless driving carry repercussions of a much higher order. We’re talking license suspension or revocation, fines, mandatory classes and often jail time. In such cases, it’s not a matter of if you should retain an attorney, it’s how quickly you can contact one.
Nothing Like Free
This is not a sales pitch for Mr. Davies’ services. Rather, it’s a gentle reminder that consultations are free. The fact that you can discuss your case over the phone or in person with Richard and learn whether legal representation is your best bet is a win-win proposition. If a free consultation leads to you walking free from a citation or violation, all the better.
If you’ve had a roadside run-in with one of Reno’s finest, take a few moments to contact the offices of Richard P. Davies. As a veteran criminal defense and traffic lawyer, he will hear your case and quickly determine your best recourse. His courtroom experience, track record of success and passion for protecting individual rights might just be your ticket (not funny) to a better outcome.