California Traffic Offenses Attorney
Traffic offenses in California can result in steep fines, along with ever-increasing administrative fees and court costs and higher insurance rates. Traffic offenses can also lead to the loss of your driver’s license, which can have an even worse effect on your life than any fine ever would. You likely rely on your license for your job; don’t risk losing it by letting traffic charges go unchallenged. The Law Offices of Donald A. Nobles in Walnut Creek will work to keep your license and keep your record clean wherever possible.
Our offices can help with any type of traffic offense, including:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
- Handheld cell phone use
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Failing to wear a seat belt
The consequences of a traffic violation are numerous and significant. In addition to losing your license and paying fines, your insurance rates may go up substantially with each incremental addition of points to your driving record. Even worse, some traffic violations may rise to the level of a criminal offense, meaning you could face jail time if convicted. Even if not sentenced to jail, having a criminal record because of a traffic violation may be just as detrimental to your life as a record of conviction for a more “serious” crime.
Although most traffic violations are considered “infractions” instead of criminal offenses, this is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because you do not face jail time or a criminal record if found guilty. It is a curse, however, because being charged with an infraction provides you with a much lower level of constitutional protection than if you were charged with a crime. Notably, the state need not prove its case “beyond a reasonable doubt,” but merely show by a “preponderance of the evidence” that you are likely guilty of committing the offense charged. Help from an experienced California traffic violations lawyer is critical providing a successful defense against the prosecutor’s case.
Help From an Experienced California Traffic Violations Lawyer
Based on our knowledge ad experience in criminal law and procedure in the East Bay, we can help you achieve a positive outcome in your traffic violation case, including seeking a dismissal of the case or a reduction in the charges. In some cases, we may be able to appear on your behalf at the hearing without requiring you to go to court. Before you ignore that traffic ticket or put a check in the mail, contact the Law Offices of Donald A. Nobles to discuss what might be a better option.