Traffic Ticket Attorney - Walterboro, SC
You may not consider a traffic ticket to be a serious legal problem. It is true that, depending on the offense, a single ticket may not be a problem. But even that single ticket can have an impact on your car insurance rates and your driver’s license points going forward. It may be worth more than you know to avoid pleading guilty to a speeding or reckless driving ticket.
At Hetrick, Harvin & Bonds, we can explain your options and the potential consequences of your ticket in a free initial consultation. Call us at 843-701-4242 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.
Traffic Ticket Representation
Your ticket, driving record and the circumstances surrounding the offense matter. Our firm is highly experienced in protecting the rights of South Carolina drivers. We have helped people who were cited for:
- Driving under the influence
- Improper lane changes
- Failing to yield right of way
- Reckless driving
- Driving without insurance
- Driving under suspension
It is not always necessary to get a ticket thrown out. Even minimizing the impact of the ticket can make a big difference in protecting your right to drive. With more than 25 years spent protecting clients in a wide range of criminal cases, our lawyers know how to challenge police and prosecutors.
Should You Pay the Ticket?
Many people mistakenly believe that fighting a traffic ticket is hopeless. They pay their ticket by mail, not fully appreciating that what they are doing is pleading guilty and putting a conviction on their driving record. The consequences of that decision can be shocking.
Our firm has the resources and knowledge to find the weaknesses in the case against you. We know the strengths and limitations of speed measuring devices, alcohol detecting devices and other tools used by police. We are familiar with Court procedures and personnel. We can give you the zealous, strategic defense you deserve.
Protecting Out of State Drivers
All uniform traffic ticket convictions in South Carolina are required to be reported to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS). The SCDPS will report all convictions for traffic citations, including speeding tickets, to your home state.
In nearly every state, you will receive the same points or suspension that you would have received had your conviction been in that state. Therefore, you should consult the licensing agency in your home state, or a local attorney to determine the exact consequences to your driver's license.
This is very important because in some states, your driver's license could be suspended if you are convicted of excessive speeding (i.e. 15+ MPH over the posted speed limit).
For assistance with any traffic ticket or driving-related criminal matter, call us or contact us online right away. The sooner we can begin working with you, the more likely we are to get a successful result.