Big Spring Law: Practice

Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets can be costly, time consuming, and stressful. Obtaining the help of a knowledgeable attorney can help to alleviate the stress and ultimately save you time and money.

If you have been pulled over by a police officer, there are some important things to remember. The officer will have an impact on your case when he testifies in court. Therefore, it is important to be polite and respectful, regardless of whether you think the officer was right to pull you over or not. It can have a negative impact on your case if the officer makes notes about you which describe you as being rude or abusive. Your best option is to let your attorney defend your position in court.

It is optimal to obtain the counsel of Mr. Seaton as soon as possible after the traffic ticket has been issued. This will allow him time to best represent you and help to keep the costs to you as low as possible. This can help prevent costly mistakes which can happen when you proceed without the advice of counsel.

If you have received a traffic citation you should consider the following:

Cost

A retainer of $150 obtains legal services including your initial consultation, initial hearing, pre-trial, plea, and hopefully Deferred Adjudication. The retainer does not include any fines or court costs. Should a trial be necessary, additional charges will apply. Many times your legal fee is less than the amount of fines, court costs and insurance premium increases.

Time

Obtaining counsel through attorney R. Shane Seaton will save you time. Many times, you are not even required to appear in court. Most cases can be handled over the phone. Therefore, you do not have to take time off of work or be inconvenienced with the stress and hassle of a court appearance. We go to court for you and work hard to try and obtain dismissals or work out deals that keep the ticket off your driving record.

Insurance Premiums

Mr. Seaton will do his best to prevent a guilty conviction from appearing on your driving record. A guilty conviction can add “points” to your driving record. Consequently this could increase your insurance premium. Guilty convictions on certain types of tickets can cause you to have to pay surcharges or fees to DPS. These must be paid before you will be allowed to renew your driver’s license.

Deferred Adjudication

Attorney R. Shane Seaton is committed to keeping the ticket from appearing on your driving record. One way to accomplish this is through Deferred Adjudication. Deferred Adjudication is a type of probation that may be given by a traffic court. Usually you are required to pay a fine and agree to not get another ticket for a period of time, and then the citation does not appear on your record. This period cannot exceed 180 days from your court date. You will probably also have to take a defensive driving course if you are under the age of 25.

We go to court for you and obtain dismissals or work out deals that keep the ticket off your driving record.

 

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The Law Offices of R. Shane Seaton, PLLC at (432) 264-1800
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Stop by our Offices at 1301 S. Gregg, Big Spring, Texas 79720

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