& Boyd Law Offices
902 Esther Street,
Vancouver, WA 98660.
FAX: (360) 690-0068
When you are cited for a traffic violation, there are many consequences that can follow:
An unpaid traffic ticket can lead to the suspension of your driver's license. Since most of us need our licenses for work and to take care of our families, a license suspension will have a major negative impact on our lives. Many people who lose their licenses face the difficult decision to continue to drive in order keep their job and to support themselves. Driving with a suspended license can lead to criminal charges, jail time, probation, and thousands of dollars in fines. What starts out as simply not paying a ticket, can lead to the loss of your freedom.
When a traffic infraction goes on your record, it can lead to a spike in your insurance rates. The ticket itself might cost less than $200. But the total costs can be much greater than that if your insurance carrier raises your monthly rates $50 or $100. The most common reason that clients hire us on traffic infraction cases is because they are concerned about their insurance going up.
For people with Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL), the consequences of a traffic infraction can be life-changing. A committed infraction puts points on a CDL driver's record. If they get too many points against them, their commercial license is suspended and they can no longer driver for a living. A high number of our clients over the years have been CDL drivers.
Our firm has handled nearly 100 traffic infraction cases over the past 3 years. Each client that retains us to defend them is motivated to keep the ticket from going on their driving record. Although we cannot make any promises or guarantees about the final outcome of a case, our success rate is well over 90%.
The circumstances of each case is different, and there is no one strategy that works every time. However, the principles of how we defend the infraction never change. We request the police officer's report in all cases, then go to work looking for officer errors, radar certification problems, and non-compliance with court rules. The goal is to find one or more issue in the case, and then argue to the Judge why the ticket should be dismissed.
If you are facing a traffic violation in Clark County, please contact our firm immediately to discuss your options. All consultations on traffic matters are free.