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The importance of a criminal defense attorney for traffic crimes

If you or a loved one has recently been charged with DUI, speeding or another traffic violation, you might think it's not a big deal. However, in the Wilson, North Carolina, area, the law takes a serious approach to curtailing these violations and often their greatest weapon is the courtroom itself. Without adequate representation, those charged with traffic violations often find themselves deep underwater and with no place to turn to for help.

With the exception of drunken driving, traffic violations don't seem to spur most North Carolina residents to take action, but it's important to understand that these kinds of charges can have a range of negative consequences just as charges that are more serious do. From reputation damage to financial problems, people convicted of traffic crimes can suffer lasting complications.

The role of a criminal defense attorney for crimes related to traffic is to look after their client's best interests. One of the best examples of this dedication occurs when an attorney seeks to have his or her client's charges reduced or in some cases dismissed altogether. Another example is trying to acquire a lighter sentence such as traffic school or some other appropriate yet more lenient sentence.

The point of this discourse is that even for traffic violations that seem the most insignificant, a criminal defense attorney can offer defendant's the best chance of walking out of a courtroom free and clear. While it does not always turn out this way, it's better than facing the court on your own. For more information or help deciding if your case needs professional representation, take a look at the sections on criminal defense and traffic violations on our website.

Source: Farris & Farris, P.A., "Traffic Violations/Tickets" Sep. 09, 2014

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