Traffic Tickets

Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Albuquerque 

Traffic tickets are common occurrences, viewed by most drivers as annoying and often unfair. While most traffic tickets may seem minor, they can have many consequences. You will be responsible for paying the base fine and additional court fees. Tickets typically add points to your driving record that can lead to license suspensions and higher auto insurance premiums. Some employers conduct driving record checks, and a poor record can affect job prospects. In the most serious cases, traffic violations can result in misdemeanor convictions.

At Rudolph B. Chavez Attorney At Law, we understand that dealing with a ticket can be stressful and time-consuming. With our help, you may be able to minimize the impact of these tickets. We can represent you in traffic court after thoroughly reviewing the facts and circumstances of your case and presenting a well-prepared defense to the court. 

Learn your options in a free initial consultation with our Albuquerque traffic ticket attorney. Call Rudolph B. Chavez Attorney At Law at (505) 390-7650 or reach us on our contact form for advice today. 

Types of Traffic Tickets in Albuquerque

Traffic tickets are classified into infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. While most tickets are infractions, more serious traffic-related offenses can rise to the level of criminal charges punishable by more severe penalties.

Infractions are minor violations resulting in demerit points on your driving record, such as: 

  • Speeding:
    • 6-15 mph over the speed limit: three points
    • 16-25 mph over the speed limit: five points
    • 26 mph or more over the speed limit: eight points
  • Moving Violations:
    • Careless Driving: three points
    • Failure to Yield Right of Way: three points
    • Following Too Closely: three points
    • Improper Lane Change: three points
    • Disobeying Traffic Control Device (e.g., stop sign, red light): four points
    • Improper Turn: three points
    • Driving Left of Center: four points
    • Illegal Passing: four points

Accumulating twelve or more points on your driving record within twelve months can result in a license suspension. 

Driving-related misdemeanors can include DUI/DWI, reckless driving, or driving without a valid license. These carry penalties, including higher fines, possible jail time, and a criminal record. Severe traffic violations, such as vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run incidents involving injury or death, and repeat DUI/DWI offenses, can result in felony charges. These convictions carry harsh penalties, including prison sentences, significant fines, and other court-ordered sanctions. 

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Why Should You Fight Traffic Tickets?

Many people choose to pay their traffic tickets to avoid the immediate hassle. However, by doing so, you are admitting guilt. This leads to the automatic addition of points to your driving record. 

Paying your ticket may seem like the most straightforward solution in the short term. However, it can affect your future driving privileges and insurance rates. It is advisable to consider the implications carefully and consult our attorney to determine the best course of action for your situation. 

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How Can Rudolph B. Chavez Attorney At Law Defend Against Traffic Tickets?

Our traffic ticket defender can do the following to defend you against the repercussions of traffic tickets: 

  • Case review: We can thoroughly review the traffic stop details, including the validity of the officer’s actions and the evidence provided.
  • Evidence examination: We can analyze all evidence, including any video footage, radar readings, or witness statements, to identify any inconsistencies or procedural errors.
  • Legal strategies: We can develop a customized defense strategy, such as questioning the accuracy of speed detection devices, challenging the officer’s observations, or arguing that the traffic stop was unlawful.
  • Negotiations: We can negotiate with prosecutors to seek a reduction in charges or penalties or dismiss the case altogether.
  • Court representation: We can provide skilled representation in all court appearances to protect your rights and present compelling arguments on your behalf.

Our firm has defended thousands of individuals in cases ranging from traffic violations to misdemeanors and felonies in over 40 years of practice. We are here to assist you in achieving optimum results through committed legal advocacy. 

Reach us online or at (505) 390-7650 to consult with our Albuquerque traffic ticket lawyer about the details of your case. 

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