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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our Law Is There To Protect The Motorist

When someone goes and pays the fine that they've received because of a minor or otherwise traffic offense they convict themselves of it. Many times people have just taken the word of the prosecution and believe that they are guilty of breaking a law. They assume that their car has been picked up by a camera or some other evidence like a police witness. Well paying up straight away is not always the best course of action.

Nobody wants to get in deeper trouble than they are already and it's almost intimidation when you are told to pay early or get more points or higher fines. Through the consultation of a paralegal or other legal services provider, you can better decide what you want to do.

The worst possible thing that someone could do is pay the fine without even asking for the so called evidence. The record that you automatically have against your name is with you for a very long time. If your case is handled properly by a legal team or even just a paralegal then your record could stay unblemished.

So you would avoid having crazy rises in your insurance costs or even worse getting a suspension of your driving license. Imagine what your insurance premiums would be after a suspension. The truth of the matter is that most people don't contest their traffic tickets because they are ignorant to the consequences. Just one minor infringement could have a drastic influence on your life for a long time.

The Demerits that you get on your license would mean that insurance companies could even view you as un-insurable for your vehicle. You could also end up with a suspended license and then wildly inflated insurance costs when you have your license returned.

You should definitely contest any accusation made against you as what you see in black and white is not always the final word of the courts. You should always consult legal advice before pleading guilty to a lesser charge in order to minimize your costs. In the long run of things your costs will be much more if you don't have proper advice. Your legal team will have access to their own professionals that make a living overturning weak evidence produced against you. Radar specialists for speeding and toxicologists for DUI offenses make all the difference when you are up against the court.

If you do have to go to court to have things discussed properly then you will be properly represented. The good thing about having someone that makes their living doing this sort of thing is that after viewing the evidence, you may find that no court date is needed. Now if you had accepted the penalty as soon as it came along then you would have blemishes on your good character.

The fact that more and more accused people are beginning to wake up to the realization of what follows your conviction, means that people are now better prepared. They are more equipped to take on their accusers instead of just rolling over and expecting the law to protect them no matter what. These days you have to ask for the protection to be afforded to you.

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