Law enforcement officials are getting more efficient than ever, with cameras, radar technology, sobriety checkpoints and other methods to nab drivers who run red lights when they are in a hurry or lose track of the speed limit on a road where it changes frequently.
In an era of economic difficulty and slashed city and county budgets, it’s no wonder that local officials are turning towards traffic tickets as a new golden goose of revenue. A recent Washington Post article revealed that the District of Columbia has raised millions of dollars through an increase in traffic ticket writing. That’s good news for municipal budgets and bad news for drivers, even careful and law-abiding ones.
The fact is: if you run a red light when making a left turn in a busy intersection, for instance, a camera will have a photo of your license plate before you get through the traffic mess. A few days later, you will receive a traffic ticket with a hefty fine in the mail, even if you were well into the intersection when the light was yellow.
At times like these, you might wonder if there is any relief in the legal system for drivers who are facing increased fines and citations.
Yes, there is, in the form of traffic lawyers, who are matching wits with the recent push to give out more tickets and collect more fines.
Even if you do not believe that you have any sort of case in traffic court, a competent traffic lawyer can help you to avoid the maximum fine, points off your license or even license suspension. These traffic lawyers have kept up to date with changes in the law and are eager to help their clients battle a system that seems to be increasingly rigged against them.