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Traffic tickets are a fact of life. Sooner or later, a person will receive one.  Most people just pay their fine and hope they do not get another one but that is not your only option.  With the help of a Talladega traffic lawyer, you can dispute your traffic ticket. Consult a skilled defense attorney that can advocate for you.

Driving Under the Influence Offenses

Alabama Code Title 32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic § 32-5A-191 addresses driving under the influence offenses in Alabama. This section makes it an offense to operate or be in control of a vehicle:

  • With a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater
  • With a blood alcohol level of 0.02 or greater if the driver is under 21
  • With a blood alcohol level of 0.04 or greater if operating a commercial vehicle
  • While under the influence of alcohol
  • While under the influence of a controlled substance

A driving under the influence offense can be charged in three ways. First, by operating a vehicle over the legal limit, second, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol without regard to the driver’s blood alcohol limit, and third, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or other intoxicants.

Driving under the influence charges are serious offenses that must be defended vigorously and with success.  Defense of these cases is a specialized area of the law, and anyone charged under this law should be sure to contact an experienced Talladega traffic lawyer.

Consequences of a Traffic Ticket

The consequences of a traffic ticket can be significant. Depending on the violation, fines and court costs range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars for more serious charges. In addition, a traffic violation adds points to an Alabama driving record.  Points on a driver’s record and moving violations raise insurance rates. If a driver accumulates too many points, their license can be suspended. If there is a way to avoid these consequences, it should be undertaken.

Defending Against Talladega Traffic Offenses

An experienced Talladega traffic lawyer can try to craft a solid defense for those who are cited for moving violations. Traffic ticket offenses are charged under the Alabama Code Title 32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, and include:

  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Red light violations
  • Failure to stop at stop sign
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving without a license
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Seatbelt violation
  • Driving while using a cell phone
  • Traffic accidents causing injury
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Contacting a Talladega Traffic Attorney

An experienced Talladega traffic lawyer may know what to focus on to make the best arguments for your defense. The ticket contains quite a lot of information that can be used to argue the case. The defense lawyer’s goal is to have the charges reduced or dismissed, without points charged against your driving record. As part of your representation, a lawyer can appear on your behalf, so you do not have to take time off of work to attend court proceedings.