Remember that heart-pounding feeling you experienced when you saw the blue lights rapidly approaching your vehicle? Chances are, almost everyone you know has experienced this same feeling. More than 90 percent of people over the age of 16 are licensed to drive, which means millions of traffic citations are issued each year for speeding, reckless driving, driving without insurance and other offenses. In addition to the fine, the consequences can include higher insurance rates and even driver’s license suspension.
The attorneys of Axelrod & Associates, P.A. can help minimize the consequences of a speeding or other ticket. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call 843-353-3449 to speak to a traffic ticket lawyer today. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.
Defending You From Potentially Harsh Consequences
Research has shown that most people obey traffic laws because they do not want to run the risk of receiving a traffic citation. Unfortunately, there are always slip-ups when a person accidentally runs a red light or exceeds the speed limit.
If police witness a driver committing a traffic violation, then they have reasonable suspicion to stop the driver. If the police believe the driver has violated a traffic law, they may stop the driver even if their motive is to really investigate whether some other law, such as driving under the influence, has been violated.
Traffic tickets can carry consequences including:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Car insurance increases
- Jail time
You can face license suspension if you have received multiple traffic tickets or if your offense was accompanied by an accident resulting in bodily injury to another or by drunk driving. For every traffic citation, you receive points that reflect negatively on your driving record. In turn, the points could lead to higher insurance premiums.
The police must be able to show the traffic stop was based on specifics and facts; the facts must support a showing that a traffic law has been violated. If you think the police stopped you or someone you know without reasonable suspicion, contact your local attorneys at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. Police are given the power to protect us but sometimes the police abuse their power.