Top Sunnyvale, CA Traffic Violation Lawyers Near You

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Summit Defense

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Cahners & Samuels

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    King & Spalding LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Paul Hastings LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Dickinson Wright RLLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Sunnyvale, CA

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Fenwick & West LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Dechert LLP

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Vicuna Law

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Boscia Legal

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Baker Botts L.L.P.

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Haynes and Boone, LLP

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Law Offices of Alan M. Lagod

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Dentons US LLP

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    Traffic Violation Lawyers | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Covington & Burling LLP

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Sunnyvale Traffic Violation Information

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Traffic Violations

Traffic violations range from parking tickets to speeding and reckless driving. Failing to pay a traffic ticket can result in additional fines, potential arrest and other expenses such as bail. Those who have many violations risk increased fines and driver license suspension.

Traffic Violation Legal Options

To contest any traffic violation you may appear in court on your own behalf, but it is always a good idea to obtain the advice of a Sunnyvale lawyer who handles traffic tickets, especially for significant offenses. A lawyer can review your traffic violation case and tell you what options you have. He or she also can advise you of your legal rights, form a defense, and represent you in court.

Are There Any Traffic Violations Lawyers Near Me In Sunnyvale, CA?

It may seem like a small matter, but a traffic violation can really affect your life if you don’t get the counsel you deserve to make it right. Finding an attorney experienced in traffic violations may seem like a challenge but many attorneys are ready to help clients who need the advice and advocacy of an experienced lawyer. Ask hard questions and find an attorney who has experience in cases just like yours. The LawInfo directory can help you find verified traffic violation attorneys in Sunnyvale. 

Do I Have To Appear in Court for a Traffic Violation?

For lesser violations, you typically do not have to appear in court. You may elect not to contest the violation and pay the fine, which is considered as admitting guilt for the violation. If you choose not to pay the fine, the court assumes that you will be present in court to challenge the violation. However, for more serious traffic violations or repeat violations, California may require you to appear in court and go before a judge.

What Counts as a Traffic Violation?

Most states consider traffic violations as infractions, which constitute an act or omission prohibited by law but don’t rise to the severity level of a criminal offense like a misdemeanor or felony. Since California has its own laws defining crimes, what counts as a traffic violation in one state may be a misdemeanor in another state. Generally, most states consider speeding, running a red light or stop sign, failing to stop or yield, failure to wear a seat belt, expired inspection sticker, failure to have working headlights or brake lights as traffic violations. However, accumulating a number of violations may result in being charged with a criminal offense.

How Long Does a Traffic Violation Stay on Your Record In California?

The length a traffic violation stays on your record is generally determined by state. California has its own traffic laws and different requirements provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles or Department of Transportation. Some less serious offenses may only stay on your record for a limited period of time, such as two to five years. However more serious offenses or repeated traffic violations can lead to longer periods on your record or permanent marks on your record.

What Happens if You Miss a Court Date for a Traffic Violation?

Missing a court date, referred to as failing to appear, can be a more serious offense than your original traffic violation. Some courts consider being late to your court date as a failure to appear as well. Each state provides its own additional penalties for failing to appear, but most jurisdictions consider this a separate criminal misdemeanor offense with its own penalties and fines. As a result, a judge may decide to suspend your license, hold you in contempt of court, or issue a warrant for your arrest which may lead to spending time in jail. Failing to appear or being found in contempt of court may stay on your criminal record as well. This makes it critical to appear on time to your court date or work with your attorney to request a new date to appear.

What Happens When You Go To Court for a Traffic Violation?

Going to court for a traffic violation can be straightforward but may be a bit more complex for serious violations, those with a negative driving record, or criminal history. You may elect to go to plead your case to the judge by proving your innocence or showing evidence of any mitigating circumstances. For serious offenses or habitual offenders, you may decide to go into court with an attorney to advocate on your behalf.

What Happens When You Get a Traffic Violation?

The process of a traffic violation differs from state to state. Generally, a police officer issues a ticket or citation for a moving violation or a non-moving violation. Depending on the traffic laws in your state and your driving record, you may be facing paying fines or penalties, increased insurance costs, points on your license, traffic school, license suspension or revocation, and potentially appearing in court. After reviewing your ticket, you may decide to pay the fine and admit guilt to the violations or you can contest the ticket in court.

How Long Do You Have To Pay a Traffic Violation in California?

The amount of time you have to pay a traffic violation depends on a few factors. First and foremost, the laws in California dictate the amount of time you have to pay. Generally, tickets or citations for traffic violations state the payment due date on the document itself. Some states may have different fines and payment due dates depending on the type of traffic violation. You may also need to factor in the time the method of payment may take. For instance, paying online may be available up until the due date but state law may require payments in person or mailing a check or money order be processed by a certain date.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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