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Traffic Tickets in Tacoma

Tacoma Traffic Ticket Attorney

Nobody likes getting a traffic ticket.

A common misconception is that you only get traffic tickets because of speeding. Many think that if they were always sure to drive within five miles of the speed limit, they’ll be in the clear and avoid being ticketed. In reality, you can get a traffic ticket for things besides speeding. Speeding, however, is one of the more common culprits for traffic tickets.

You can get a traffic ticket for a myriad of other reasons. Did you perform an unsafe lane change? Are there expired tags on your car? Did you run a red light? Were you using your cell phone while operating your vehicle? Were you traveling in the third lane, but not passing? Were you going the speed limit, but traveling too fast for the conditions? Did you have an open container in your vehicle?

Regardless of how you received your traffic ticket, how you handle it is very important.

Whether you received a citation in the mail or because you’re pulled over on the side of the road, you cannot ignore your traffic ticket. You have 30 days to respond to this infraction. If you ignore your traffic ticket, you could receive a notice of suspension of your driver’s license. As small as they seem, sometimes traffic tickets have a larger impact than you’d think. A mere ticket or two can increase your car insurance premium and go on your driving record. Traffic tickets can put your driver’s license at risk; and when your driver’s license is at risk, your job, family, and daily life also are. Age also has a factor.

Taking care of your traffic ticket doesn’t just mean that you pay it, either. Do not pay your ticket without talking to us first.

This is where we come in.

As traffic ticket attorneys at The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden, we help people throughout Western Washington figure out what to do about their traffic tickets. Sometimes we have people call our office after their first ticket, looking for advice from an attorney. Our office is happy to help you figure out the best option for you, whether it be to pay the ticket or fight the ticket.

Because we have experience in all types of traffic tickets, infractions and offenses alike, we are able to help people figure out what steps you should take next. Regardless of whether this traffic ticket was your first or your third, it never hurts to call a team of traffic ticket attorneys to help you figure out what to do next. Our team can help you figure out court dates, times, locations of hearings, and about any other question you may have regarding your ticket. However, it is especially important to seek the help of a traffic lawyer if you are a habitual traffic offender or your CDL is at risk.

If your Commercial Driver’s License is at risk because of your traffic tickets, read here to learn more about it, or contact our office.

Call our Lakewood Office

If you live in Western Washington or the surrounding area and have questions about your traffic ticket and what steps to take next, feel free to call our office. We have locations conveniently located in Lakewood. At The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden, our ultimate goal is that you are able to work through your traffic tickets as cost-effectively as possible, and we hope to help you do that!