Legal Defense for Traffic Offenses in St. Paul, MN
Speeding tickets and citations for other traffic violations may seem like a minor irritation, but traffic offenses can quickly become expensive and troublesome.
Too many traffic tickets can result in a suspended or revoked license, increased insurance rates, stiff fines and even jail time. Four speeding tickets in a 12-month period can result in the loss of your license. If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), even a minor infraction can result in a one-year license suspension. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help.
Don’t Sign Away Your Rights
If you have been cited for a traffic violation, you have the right to challenge it. Don’t sign away your rights. I am criminal defense attorney Justin Schiks, and I can help you fight traffic offenses. I have successfully represented clients cited for all types of traffic violations, including:
- DUI/DWI/drunk driving
- Speeding tickets
- Other moving violations
- Careless driving
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- School bus stop arm violations
The Police Are Not Always Right
The police officer’s version of what happened is not always accurate. The officer may have:
- Omitted information that could exonerate you
- Failed to follow proper procedure
- Failed to gather adequate evidence
- Overcharged you
“I have successfully represented clients who were charged with careless driving or reckless driving because they rear-ended another vehicle on an icy road. In these cases, I showed that the charges did not accurately reflect the reality of the situation.”— Attorney Justin Schiks
I will request a hearing to fight the traffic violation. In many instances, the police officer who issued the ticket will not show up at the hearing and the case will be dismissed. I have obtained successful results by showing that the police did not follow proper procedure, by presenting evidence to refute police claims, and by negotiating to get charges against my client’s reduced or dismissed. In some instances, I encourage clients to complete a safe driving course to show the court that they are taking their responsibilities as drivers seriously.
Please Act Promptly
There is a limited time to request a hearing to challenge a traffic violation, so please do not delay. Please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email to discuss your traffic violation case.