Traffic Tickets

Ben LaBranche can help you if you have received a traffic ticket in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Livingston, or surrounding areas. No one likes going to traffic court. That is why it is better to have an attorney help you with your traffic tickets. It can also be difficult to explain your side of the story when you do appear. People will often just pay a ticket to avoid sitting in court all day; however, this could cause you insurance premiums to increase and cost you even more money. Ben LaBranche has experience helping people in traffic court and is often successful in getting tickets dismissed or reduced. He may also be able to resolve your traffic matter without you having to appear in court. It is always better to have a lawyer familiar with the court system handle your traffic tickets for you.

Most people are initially stopped for a violation such as speeding, failing to signal, or running a stop sign. The officer will then ask for proof of insurance and your vehicle’s registration. Often times during this investigation the offenses can pile up. The officer will notice that the inspection sticker is expired, a headlight it out, and you can’t find your proof in insurance. He has now witnessed too many violations to let you go with a warning. Now you have a traffic citation with multiple alleging multiple violations, and it could cost you close to $1,000.00 if you were to just pay it. Paying the ticket will also be an admission of guilt that your insurance company will use against you to increase your premiums. It may even make it difficult for you when you are looking to change insurance companies. Traffic tickets can me a lot more serious than you think. That is why you should get a lawyer to go to court for you if you have received a traffic ticket or citation.

Ben LaBranche has also represented many clients with commercial driver’s licenses in traffic court. If you have a commercial driver’s license, you should definitely have an attorney represent you if you have received a ticket. A conviction on your driving record could cause your commercial driver’s license to be suspended. If you rely on driving for your profession, it will cost you more than just the court cost and fines. You should never pay a traffic ticket if you have a commercial driver’s license without consulting an attorney first.

If you have been involved in an accident, and were issued a traffic citation, you should have an attorney represent you. Ben LaBranche has represented many clients who were cited with violations after an automobile accident. What happens in traffic court can be used against you in a civil case, so it is very important to have a lawyer fight for you. Many times officers will issue a citation claiming a party to an accident is at fault without much investigation or evidence. If you are not at fault but were cited anyway, Ben LaBranche can help you develop a defense for your case.

If you need help with a traffic ticket in the Baton Rouge, Gonzales, or Livingston area, call Ben LaBranche at (225) 927-5495.