It doesn’t mean that you have committed a violation every time an officer gives you a traffic ticket or sticks one on your windshield; this is where a traffic ticket defense comes in to play. There is a possibility for the ticket to be defective. One of the most important things to remember when you are confronted by a police officer for a traffic violation is to remain calm. Try not to say much except for asking the officer why you were stopped. Give the officer all the information he or she requests. Make an attempt to explain the circumstance and convince the officer not to issue a ticket but this may not work. If the officer doesn’t agree, there are other ways in which you can defend yourself.
One of the most common ways in which people defend themselves is by proving the ticket is defective. Once proved defective, the charges against you will be dismissed. Here are a few things you should look for:
If any of the above facts have not been listed properly or not written legibly you could plead not guilty by writing the same on the back of ticket and send a certified mail return receipt to the concerned authority in the department’s Traffic Violations Unit. The address will be given on the back of the ticket. The traffic violation unit will contact you within 45 days. If the ticket is not dismissed, you will be intimated about the hearing of your case.
For representing your case, it’s highly recommended that you take the assistance of an experienced lawyer who can guide you at every step of your case. You should contact this person well in advance before any court date. In addition, you could hire this lawyer before you even submit the ticket to the Traffic Violations Unit. They may have some strategic advice for you and write what needs to occur on the reverse side of that ticket.