Criminal Law

 

The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team Can Help!

  • I forgot about an old ticket and was pulled over and charged with driving while suspended.
  • I was charged with DUI and my license is suspended.

  • I refused a breathalyzer and my license is suspended.

  • My wife calls me speedy Gonzalez, and I received a letter saying my license is revoked.

  • I just got a ticket and can’t afford anymore tickets.

  • What am I going to do about my license?

Traffic Law Attorney

Traffic violations and criminal charges are often intertwined. Charges such as DWI/DUI typically result in two appearances from the same incident: (1) the court hearing on the criminal charges; and (2) the MVA Hearing to determine your driving privileges. There are other criminal traffic violations that may result in “points” being added to your license. The accumulation of points can lead to your license (driving privileges) being suspended or revoked. You have the right to an MVA Hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge prior to being suspended or revoked; however, you need to review the MVA correspondence carefully to determine when you need to request a hearing. For example, if you are charged with a DUI, you need to request a hearing (postmarked) within ten (10) days from the notice of suspension (DUI date) in order to keep your driving privileges while you await the MVA hearing.

Many people simply pay traffic tickets to avoid taking time off work. In that case, you are consenting to being found guilty of the charge. The short-term consequences, such as increased insurance premiums, may be minimal. Then there’s the next ticket… and then next… All of the sudden you have a “bad” driving record and are worried about: (1) losing your license and/or (2) being dropped by your insurance company.  That’s the point in time you wish you had fought the prior tickets to avoid the points and other negative implications of a guilty finding on your record.

We take the time to learn about our clients. That serves a few purposes: (1) we care; (2) we can make pre-hearing/trial recommendations for programs/activities you can undergo to increase the potential of a favorable outcome; and (3) so we can tell the Judge about you at trial/hearing (mitigating the circumstances).

Protect your rights and contact the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team for a free consultation.

Forms to review:

DUI Advice of Rights

Lost or Missing Traffic Citation Request Form

Driving Record Request

Traffic Citation Fines & Penalties

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It is important to understand that the MVA hearing is separate from your criminal trial. The MVA Hearing Notice comes from the Office of Administrative Hearings.

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For over 30 years, we have been representing individuals charged with criminal and traffic charges. Our initial consultation in criminal/traffic cases is always free.

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