Grand Rapids Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer
The Police Gave you a Traffic Ticket. Now What?
Traffic tickets are a nuisance. Maybe you were not watching your speed or perhaps you changed lanes too quickly and suddenly you see those dreaded flashing lights in your rearview mirror and hear the unpleasant police siren. After checking your license, insurance and registration, the cop gives you a ticket. Now what? We are glad you asked. You have essentially two options:
Option I. You pay the ticket. But, what about those painful license points and the fact that your insurance premiums will go up?
Option II. You try to fight the ticket yourself. But, fighting a ticket by yourself is a lost cause - don't bother. You are wasting your time. An investigative report conducted by TV Channel WZZM TV-13 examined two years worth of traffic tickets (2014-2015) in Grand Rapids. There were 3,530 speeding tickets issued over this two year period. Out of 3,530 tickets, only nine people won their speeding cases, and the "wins" were based on "technicalities" and not on how fast or slow the person was going. You can access the full article here:Fighting Traffic Tickets Why its a Losing Battle in Grand Rapids.
Traffic tickets and offenses are divided up into two principal types: Civil Infraction traffic tickets and traffic Misdemeanors.