A traffic ticket means more than just the inconvenience of being pulled over. It can cost you big bucks, both in the short term and the long run. Yet many people don’t realize how an experienced South Carolina traffic ticket lawyer can help save them headaches, hassle, and money down the line.
At Land, Parker & Welch, P.A., our knowledgeable traffic ticket attorneys have been helping residents of Clarendon County and surrounding areas for three decades. We are a family-run firm with more than 120 years of combined legal experience. And we pride ourselves in handling a wide range of legal matters for our clients, whom we consider to be our friends and neighbors.
If you are trying to decide whether it’s worth it to fight a traffic ticket, or if you already know you want to challenge it, contact us today. Our skilled South Carolina traffic ticket lawyers will sit down with you to discuss your case in detail and determine how we can help resolve your issue.
Why Hire a Traffic Attorney in South Carolina?
When thinking about whether to fight a traffic ticket, many people weigh the cost of paying a fine versus what they think it would cost to contest the ticket. However, that’s not really an accurate way to look at the situation. When you schedule a consultation with one of our experienced South Carolina traffic ticket attorneys, we will review the big picture with you, including:
Expensive traffic fines: This is the most obvious consequence of just accepting a traffic ticket. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be facing hundreds of dollars in fines, particularly if this is not your first offense, or if you received a ticket for more than one infraction.
Suspended or revoked driver’s license: If this is your first traffic ticket, you should know that leaving it on your record could eventually lead to a suspended or revoked driver’s license if you get more tickets down the road. If you are already at the point of possibly losing your license, such as for a DUI, our experienced South Carolina traffic ticket attorneys will work on a solid strategy for fighting to keep your license.
Points on your driving record: The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) uses a system that assigns points for each driving infraction. Each time you are ticketed, you risk having the points for that infraction added to your driving record. (Note: You can get multiple points for a single infraction.) If your point total reaches 12, the DMV will suspend your license. It is extremely important to keep your driving record as clean as possible so you don’t risk losing your license.
A jump in insurance costs: When thinking long term about the cost of your ticket, you should always factor in how much your insurance premiums will rise as points are added to your license. For example, Forbes magazine reports that a single ticket for reckless driving could increase your premiums by 22 percent. Add that up over the course of a year or more, and it’s clear why you need to hire a traffic attorney.
At Land, Parker & Welch, P.A., our experienced South Carolina traffic ticket attorneys have helped countless clients successfully fight unfair tickets. Contact us today to get started.
When to Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Throughout the years, our dedicated attorneys have helped clients fight all types of traffic tickets. Although the decision of whether you need an attorney will depend on the circumstances in your case, it never hurts to schedule a consultation with our legal team to learn about your options.
You may consider talking with one of our knowledgeable attorneys if you have gotten a ticket for:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driver’s license violations (such as driving with an invalid or suspended license, or not being in possession of your license)
- No proof of insurance or registration
- Driving a vehicle without insurance
- Child seat violations
- Seatbelt violations
- Vehicle defects or violations (such as problems with lights, tinting, mufflers, etc.)
- Motorcycle helmet violations
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Failure to yield right of way
- Parking violations
- Following too closely or tailgating
- Improper turning or passing
- Changing lanes unlawfully
Especially if you were ticketed for multiple violations, or if this is not your first ticket, you should meet with one of our knowledgeable traffic attorneys to learn about your options. Think of it this way: The small inconvenience of having to fight a ticket is nothing compared to the huge inconvenience of losing your license and paying large fines.
Contact a South Carolina Traffic Ticket Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been hit with a traffic ticket, contact the savvy attorneys at Land, Parker & Welch, P.A., to discuss how we can help. You may be surprised to learn how much of a difference having a traffic ticket lawyer on your side can make.
Whether you received a ticket in Manning, Sumter, Bishopville, Mayesville, Summerton, Turbeville, or elsewhere in South Carolina, our attorneys can explain your rights and advise you on the next steps to take. We also represent out-of-state drivers who need help fighting South Carolina traffic tickets.
Call or fill out our online form now to schedule a case consultation about your traffic ticket.