Criminal cases are, by their very nature, complex. In order to convict in a criminal case, however, the prosecution must prove the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is where KGP Law gets to work. Our attorneys will conduct the proper research in order to protect you and your defense. Each step of the process requires its own strategies in order to produce a successful outcome. In this article, we’d like to go over traffic offenses and how they can factor in criminal cases. As a Michigan law firm, Kecskes, Gadd, and Parker, PC understands the ins and outs of criminal law. Give us a call today to set up your initial consultation.
How Points Affect Your Driving Record
When we get behind the wheel of a car, we’re held to a higher standard. What someone may consider a simple mistake, such as driving over the speed limit, can lead to penalties. In Michigan, traffic citations ranging from speeding to hit and runs lead to points being posted on your driving record. Each violation has a point value and the severity of the points range in the severity of the traffic conviction. Not only do points impact your insurance rates, but they may also lead to license suspension. If you’ve accumulated too many, you may be subject to license sanctions. Points are not placed onto your driving record until you admit responsibility by paying the ticket, or after it is proven in court that you committed the violation. It is best to try to keep the points off your record in the first place.
Traffic violations in Michigan can range from civil infractions to misdemeanors. Sanctions are determined by the charge itself. In general, they may include fines and license suspension. Even failing to pay a traffic ticket can result in your driver’s license getting suspended. This isn’t to say there’s nothing you can do to protect yourself, your driver’s license, and your rights. As a law firm focusing on criminal law in Michigan, Kecskes, Gadd, and Parker, PC can provide the assistance you require.
Why You Should Work With a Lawyer if You Received a Traffic Ticket
Working with a lawyer may seem like a more expensive option when paying a traffic ticket seems like the simplest way to put all this in the rearview. But in reality, even if you pay the fines, your driving record will still have those negative points, which will impact your insurance rates. This is why it’s best for you to at least speak with a lawyer before going ahead and paying the ticket. Now, time is of the essence, as not taking care of the fine in time can lead to more negative consequences.
As your law firm, we will take a look at all the details that make up your particular case. We will gather evidence, review investigations and police reports, discuss and document events, and find weaknesses in the case. Once it’s all said and done, your driving record may be free of any points and you won’t have to worry about losing your license. As with everything, results aren’t always guaranteed but it’s best to get started on the right foot. Contact Kecskes, Gadd, and Parker, PC today to learn more about how we can help.