Memphis Traffic Tickets Lawyer Protects Your Right to Drive
Helping drivers fight for their licenses in traffic court and at other hearings
Many people in Memphis consider traffic tickets to be little more than an unpleasant nuisance. However, in some cases, cumulative tickets and serious traffic violations can actually have very serious consequences, including insurance rate hikes and license suspension. To avoid such consequences, you may want to challenge a traffic citation with the help of an experienced traffic ticket lawyer. When consulting with Mark S. McDaniel, Attorney at Law, clients can expect an honest assessment of whether challenging a ticket is worth the money and effort involved and, if so, provide an effective defense based on more than 30 years of experience on both sides in traffic court.
Why traffic ticket defense could be important
Traffic tickets come with hefty monetary penalties, although the fine alone is rarely sufficient to justify the cost of fighting a ticket in court. However, certain serious moving violations and other traffic offenses also involve the assessment of points. The accumulation of 12 or more points within a 12-month period can result in license suspension. Some particularly serious traffic offenses may even trigger an immediate license suspension. Moreover, many traffic offenses also become part of your driving record and can affect your ability to obtain auto insurance at a reasonable cost. Lastly, being found guilty of a traffic violation resulting from a traffic accident can have a significant effect on personal injury litigation, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.
Types of traffic issues
Mark S. McDaniel, Attorney at Law represents clients throughout the Memphis area in a wide variety of traffic-related matters:
- Speeding — Violations for speeding can carry an assessment of between one point for exceeding the speed limit by 5 miles per hour and eight points for exceeding the limit by 46 miles per hour or more. These penalties can be even more severe in a construction or school zone.
- Hit and run — Leaving the scene of an accident, often called hit and run, involving property damage carries a significant points assessment. Leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, however, is a criminal offense in Tennessee.
- Disregarding a red light — Disregarding a red light or stop sign, a moving violation, carries a significant points assessment and can also figure prominently in personal injury litigation.
An experienced attorney can negotiate with the issuing officer to avoid or reduce the applicable points assessment and other penalties and, if necessary, can represent drivers who wish to contest citations in traffic court.
Contact an attorney who takes traffic matters seriously
For certain drivers and under certain circumstances, a traffic ticket in Tennessee can become far more than a mere nuisance. Mark S. McDaniel, Attorney at Law can help you fully understand the potential ramifications of a traffic citation and plan your defense strategy accordingly. As a former traffic court prosecutor, Attorney McDaniel intimately understands the workings of the adjudicatory process and has a relationship of mutual respect with Memphis law enforcement. If you are interested in contesting a traffic ticket or other citation, call his office today at 877.242.1681 or contact him online to schedule a free initial consultation. His office is located in downtown Memphis adjacent to the Shelby County jail and criminal justice complex.