It’s only a ticket, right? Well, maybe.
It’s understandable that most people deal with their traffic tickets, whether they feel they were just or not, by paying the fine and getting on with their lives. What not everyone understands is that paying the fine associated with the ticket is the legal equivalent of a guilty plea.
A speeding charge or comparable offense is not necessarily a minor matter. It’s likely to increase your auto insurance premiums. More serious infractions can result in the loss of driving privileges, particularly if you previously pleaded guilty to other moving violations. For people in certain professions, such as childcare and various transportation-related positions, a traffic violation can mean the difference between earning a paycheck and being unemployable.
Red light cameras, timing mechanisms, and other tools that authorities use to assess whether a motorist has committed an infraction are not merely subject to malfunctions and miscalibration. Like almost any machine, the processes they support are prone to human error that can be introduced during the interpretation and analysis of their measurements and readings.
Our traffic attorneys can help you defend yourself from traffic-related charges that were made in error. If you believe you’ve been unjustly cited in connection with a traffic incident, contact the Delaware County offices of Raffaele Puppio.
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