As a traffic ticket and DUI defense firm, our job is to protect your license, driving history, and save your from increased insurance premiums. Houston Washburn has represented clients with many different types of citations ranging from speeding tickets to D.U.I.s.
Houston has the knowledge and experience to negotiate favorable results for his clients or take your case to trial and make the state prove any guilt. Houston is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and American Association of American DUI Attorneys.
We handle hundreds of traffic tickets annually and achieve favorable results that do not appear on our clients' driving histories. We can usually complete the case without you having to appear. Read below to understand the traffic ticket process and how tickets are reported to your motor vehicle report.
- Traffic Ticket Process -
Many individuals do not know how the traffic ticket process works, which can cost them money and time. Some individuals think traffic tickets are not a big deal or not worth their money to pay for an attorney. You would not try to go at it alone to face criminal charges, why go at it alone for a traffic ticket?
In Georgia, traffic tickets are considered misdemeanor criminal charges, which can lead to criminal penalties, such as fines, probation, community service, and jail.
Traffic ticket convictions have another side to them - the license implications. Convictions to moving violations can lead to a bad driving record, points assessed to your license, and a possible suspension of your license. Not only will a conviction to a moving violation, such as speeding or running a stop sign, assess points or can lead to a license suspension, but a it will greatly increase your insurance or cause you to be removed from your insurance coverage. Convictions can also limit your ability to obtain employment where driving is an integral part to the job.
Having an attorney in your traffic ticket case can protect your liberties, license and wallet!
As a traffic ticket attorney, Houston Washburn uses his knowledge of the process and the law to protect his clients by taking the original ticket and have it dismissed or changed so that it does not adversely impact your driving record or lead to an unnecessary license suspension.
Below is a brief general outline of the traffic ticket process. Each case is different based on the age of the driver, severity of the charge in the citation, additional tickets, level of license of the driver, and many other factors.