There are many reasons to consider fighting a traffic ticket, one of which is avoiding increased insurance premiums.
Your insurance company typically checks your driving record every six months or when you policy renews. If you receive a traffic ticket, your insurance premiums could increase substantially, so it is often worthwhile to contest a ticket in court.
Traffic violations such as OWI (1st offense), reckless driving or driving on a revoked or suspended license can result in an average 20 percent increase in insurance costs. If you are a bit heavy on the pedal, driving anywhere from 1 to 14 miles an hour over the limit, your premiums may shoot up over 10 percent.
If you have been cited for a traffic violation such as speeding, Wisconsin OWI, failure to stop, seat belt violations, driving without insurance, improper passing and more, it is in your interest to contact an experienced traffic lawyer for advice on handling your traffic ticket and information regarding the cost of representing you in court. It may be well worth the time and effort it takes to have a ticket reduced or dismissed to avoid costly insurance increases that can stretch into years or the possibility of losing your license to drive altogether.
Experienced Waukesha Traffic Ticket Lawyers
Contact the traffic violation attorneys of Andrew C. Ladd for help with traffic, criminal traffic and commercial drivers license (CDL) violations today at 262-542-3900. With over 30 years of experience helping people in the greater Milwaukee area with various traffic violations in court, including more serious criminal violations, we can help you determine the best strategy moving forward.