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If you’re like most people, when you get a traffic ticket you might be inclined to just pay the fine. This is a typical reaction to tickets for things like speeding, but what about a more serious traffic infraction? Reckless driving and other more serious charges can significantly impact your driving record and your insurance rates. To avoid the consequences of a traffic ticket, the best approach is an aggressive defense.  

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The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Impaired drivers are less likely to devote their full time and attention to their driving, and as a result an accident can happen. Fighting a DWI can be scary, but with the help of a strategic legal partner, a solid defense can be established. One of the most common defenses is to attack the field sobriety test results. And in a decent number of cases, the results have been found to be invalid. The invalidity of the test hinges on several things, a common theme being that the test result is a “false positive”. Other common areas of error include operator error and equipment malfunction. Any of these things can lead to a test result that is not valid, which provides a strong defense to a DWI charge. But, in today’s technology filled world, a new form of dangerous driving exists: the text and drive scenario.  

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What Is Reckless Driving?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Sammy Hagar famously sang “I can’t drive 55”, and in the decades since that classic hit, the national speed limit has increased. But, many drivers still exceed the speed limit, and when they do they can face traffic tickets for the violation. If the speed is high enough, speeders can also be charged with reckless driving.A conviction means points on your driving record, and high fines.  

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It’s no secret that if you are given a ticket and/or convicted of certain offenses “points” are added to your driving record. These points affect your ability to drive and can also cause your insurance company to increase your rates. Therefore, it is important to have an understanding of how certain violations count against you and your driving record.  

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A traffic ticket may seem like a minor matter, but it should not be treated lightly. Simply paying the fine and moving on is not the best approach to handline a speeding ticket or other moving violation. Fighting back means you care about your driving record and keeping your insurance rates low. Traffic ticket defense is important and helps you maintain the ability to drive and prevents disruption of your daily routine.  

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Too Wealthy for Jail?

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  • Dec 13, 2013

Ethan Couch, a Texas teen whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit during when the truck he was driving struck and killed four pedestrians, has been sentenced to 10 years of probation.  

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South Carolina Gamecock and NFL prospect Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed Saturday for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on a South Carolina interstate.  

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