Traffic Violations

Law Office of David L. Scott

Murfreesboro Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

Traffic tickets can wreak havoc on your driver’s license

For law-abiding citizens, a traffic violation may be the only time that they encounter law enforcement officers. Traffic violations are commonly handled in general sessions court. However, every judge handles traffic violations differently. At the Law Office of David L. Scott, the goal is to move for a dismissal of the case so that the driver does not have to be subjected to the consequences of a conviction. In other cases, agreeing to attend traffic school can be a worthwhile alternative that helps to avoid negative consequences. Attorney David L. Scott has more than 25 years of legal experience effectively resolving traffic citations.

Tennessee’s point system

Tennessee uses a point system. If a person accumulates twelve or more points within a one-year timeframe, his or her driver’s license can be suspended. While a person is entitled to a hearing before his or her license is suspended, he or she must affirmatively ask for one.

Protecting your driver’s license

Penalties for traffic citations can be serious, especially for commercial drivers. Common penalties include fines, court costs, probation, the addition of points, increased car insurance premiums and the revocation or suspension of a driver’s license. While some people may believe that it is easier and cheaper to simply pay the traffic ticket, this option usually costs more in the long run. Doing this subjects the person to other consequences, such as the accumulation of points on his or her driving history and increased auto insurance rates since it is admitting to guilt of the traffic offense.

When you are facing the loss of driving privileges or other serious consequences that can impact your future, it is critical to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney like David L. Scott. To learn about your possible options, contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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