Linda M. Callahan
If you have recently been charged with a civil or criminal traffic violation in Washington State, Callahan Law is here to help. Because our attorneys limit their practice to traffic defense, they know the state’s traffic laws inside and out. This is important, as Washington State is known for having some of the most complex and rigid traffic laws in the country.
You should immediately contact us to determine whether you should contest a traffic infraction, because critical deadlines are involved. If payment of the fine, or a request to contest or mitigate the infraction is not made by the deadline, your fine may be referred to a collection agency and the department of licensing may suspend your driver’s license.
Whether you are charged with speeding, running a red light, or driving without insurance, there are ramifications for any traffic violation. In the case of a civil matter, you may simply be charged a fine. However, if charged with a misdemeanor, you may be sentenced to increased fines, community service, a driver’s license suspension, and even jail time. Your insurance rates may also skyrocket once your insurance provider learns of the traffic violation on your record.
Many professions require a clean driving record, such as commercial truck drivers, bus drivers, chauffeurs, and taxi cab drivers. Some traffic violations may affect current and future employment opportunities. By hiring an experienced traffic attorney, you may have a fighting chance at keeping the violation off of your record and saving your job.
At Callahan Law, our goal is to have your ticket dismissed. If we cannot accomplish this, we will fight to keep it from affecting your driving record and insurance rates. We have successfully resolved many traffic cases just like yours. Our attorneys will analyze your case to look for a way to beat your traffic ticket and have it dismissed. Because our attorneys only handle traffic offenses, they are familiar with the various courts that handle these infractions and offenses, and this knowledge can be used to your benefit.
Most traffic cases depend on the officer’s written report or citation, and sometimes, his or her testimony against you. If we can find flaws with the officer’s report, there is a good chance that your ticket may be dismissed. If the officer is subpoenaed and fails to appear on the court date, your ticket could even be dismissed because of the failure to appear.
The traffic attorneys at Callahan Law are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are more than happy to help you resolve the matter with the minimum of time, and effort on your part, including, if possible, to handle the matter without your having to appear in court. To learn more about your case involving Washington State traffic laws, contact Callahan Law today.