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Do I Need a Lawyer for Traffic Court?

So you ran a red light. Or you didn’t, but an officer thinks you did. Should you hire a lawyer to help you? Well, that depends.

If you’re facing a small fine for running the red light perhaps it isn’t worth it to get legal help. If you’re adamant that you didn’t run the light it may be more important to get a lawyer. In that case, you’re going to want to fight the ticket, and the court system can be difficult and confusing even for something as simple as traffic court.

Now, let’s say the stakes are a little higher. Let’s say you ran that traffic light and hit a car. Someone was injured. Now your failure to yield the right of way may have serious consequences for your insurance company and, perhaps, you. The insurance company may offer to represent you in a civil lawsuit, but what about the traffic ticket? Is it even a big deal anymore – now that you’re facing the serious consequences of the accident?

These can be tough and frightening times. Your license may be affected. You may end up owing someone money after a lawsuit. Make sure that you talk to a knowledgeable attorney about the repercussions of a simple traffic ticket that could have dire consequences. Call Dunham and Ingram today.