Minnesota requires all drivers to maintain a minimum level of liability insurance in order to operate a vehicle. Most people do have at least the minimum coverage of $30,000 and many have even more coverage. What is the benefit of requiring insurance? Car accidents are an inevitable part of driving. No matter how careful you
Minnesota Traffic Violation Attorney
Traffic citations are more commonplace than they once were, however, people often have the misconception that they are not important and will result in little more than a slap on the wrist. This is not the case. Accumulation of traffic violations and can lead to consequences that are far more severe than the temporary suspension of your driver’s license.
Traffic Violation Defense Services
Although many traffic offenses may not carry the same stigma and penalties as other, more serious crimes, even the lower-level offenses can result in significant fines, loss of driving privileges, and increased insurance rates. And the more serious offenses, or even some less serious violations if they are part of a series of violations by the same offender, can result in imprisonment. Thus, traffic charges should not be taken lightly.
One of our attorneys in Minneapolis, Minnesota can explain the possible consequences of the various violations and represent those charged with traffic offenses throughout the resolution of the matter, taking some of the mystery out of the process and increasing the chances of the least serious outcome.
Common Traffic Violations
At Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley, we represent clients facing a wide range of Minnesota traffic violation issues, including:
- Speeding or excessive speeding
- Careless and imprudent driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident and/or hit and run
- Driving while under suspension, revocation or denial of driver’s license
- Stop sign violation
- Endangering a highway worker/construction zone violations
- Disobeying a traffic control device
- Improper lane change
- Improper turn
- Failure or improper signal
- Following to close
- Driving to fast for conditions
- Other moving violations
How We Can Help
Defending a speeding ticket or traffic ticket can be a daunting task if you are unfamiliar with the Minnesota court system. When in court, you face police officers and prosecutors who have daily experience with traffic tickets. Their job is to enforce the law and they are experienced in courtroom procedures. In the bustle of a courtroom, it can be tough just to have them hear your case.
Add to this an unfamiliarity with Minnesota traffic law, and you may miss certain traffic ticket defenses which may eliminate or greatly reduce your traffic ticket. Certain defenses which may cause your traffic ticket to be dismissed can only be made prior to entering a not guilty plea. If you enter a plea, you cannot later bring up these defenses. This is where a traffic attorney with experience handling a speeding ticket or traffic ticket matters.
Call Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley today.