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Don’t Let Your Traffic Ticket Affect Your Record

You could be pulled over for a variety of reasons. If you were speeding, failed to use a turn signal, have a broken taillight or failed to yield, you may be facing consequences. However, sometimes the police make mistakes or violate your rights, even if they only pulled you over for a traffic stop. If that’s the case, you could be facing fines, insurance increases and even a suspended license, even if you’re generally a good, law-abiding driver.

The police work hard to keep the roads safe, but that doesn’t mean you should face penalties you don’t deserve. If you’ve received a traffic ticket in the Texas panhandle, call attorney Paul Herrmann in Amarillo. As a former felony prosecutor, he has a thorough understanding of the law and can help you fight your ticket and make sure you’re treated fairly by the law.

Types Of Tickets You May Receive

There are two basic types of traffic tickets: moving violations and nonmoving violations.

Moving violations include infractions such as:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield or use a turn signal
  • Turning into the wrong lane
  • Driving a car without working headlights or taillights
  • Weaving or reckless driving
  • Passing an emergency vehicle

Nonmoving violations include:

  • Parking in a handicap area without a handicap sticker
  • Using an overdue parking meter
  • Not paying a parking meter
  • Parking in a loading zone or other no-parking area
  • Other infractions involving the location of your car

If you’re pulled over, you’re not only at risk of receiving a ticket for how you’re driving. You could also be at risk for the possession of drug paraphernalia, drug possession, alcohol possession or other items police locate in the car.

Speak To Your Lawyer Today

While some tickets may be minor, you should never pay a fine without first consulting an attorney. Even if you aren’t being asked to pay much, traffic tickets can result in increased insurance rates and, depending on the type of violation, your license could be suspended. Call our office in Amarillo at 806-553-1912 for the guidance and advice you need after receiving a ticket. You can also send us a message online.