Traffic Violations

Minneapolis and St. Paul Traffic Violations Lawyer

There are different levels of traffic offenses. There are those as simple as speeding tickets and those as complicated as vehicular homicide. Nonetheless, most people are charged with moving offenses that result in a traffic ticket.  The most common response to the traffic ticket is to simply pay it.  When a traffic ticket is paid, a guilty plea is entered, and your driving record will reflect that. This negative mark can increase insurance premiums and even make it difficult to keep or find a job where a clean driving record is a must. Over time, the increase in the insurance premium alone or the lack of earning potential can exceed the cost of the traffic ticket. In some cases, you may find yourself fighting license suspension if you have had previous driving offenses on your driving record.

If you have been accused of a traffic violation, it is important to consult with Pete Dahlquist, who has extensive experience helping individuals throughout Minnesota successfully fight accusations of traffic violations.

Experience Fighting All Types Of Traffic Violations

A person who has repeatedly offended could have their license suspended or revoked. This in itself increases the need for experienced legal representation. Pete Dahlquist will present you with options and their outcomes when you are faced with having to fight the charge or automatically pay a fine. Here are some of the different types of traffic offenses that are common in Minnesota:

  • Hit and run
  • Speeding tickets and other moving violations, such as not coming to a full stop at a stop sign
  • Driving with a revoked, cancelled, or suspended license
  • DWI and underage DWI
  • Careless or reckless driving

Receiving a ticket may not be the end of you being able to drive, but some offense carry license suspension, revocations or cancellations.  Before you pay a ticket, call Pete Dahlquist,  so you will know the consequences of paying a ticket, and if possible avoid those consequences.

Providing You With The Legal Advice You Need

When you have been stopped by a traffic enforcement officer, you do not have to admit to anything. The first question that officers usually ask is whether or not you know why you have been pulled over. If you answer that question with anything other than “I don’t know” or “no,” you are admitting to the offense and that can be used as evidence if you decide to challenge the ticket in court.

In a case of a traffic accident or a hit and run, officers will talk to witnesses. Unfortunately, many different stories can result and that can cause a charge to be filed when it probably shouldn’t be. Whatever occurs, Pete Dahlquist will give you the advice and guidance you need throughout the entire process so you can reach the best conclusion.

Contact Pete Dahlquist

Traffic violations may not seem serious, but they can be. They can result on marks on your driving record that can cause issues with certain types of jobs, you could be convicted of something that results in a criminal record, and there are other penalties that can take their toll. Even if the infraction seems like a minor one, it is your right to fight with the help of a Pete Dahlquist. To learn about how Dahlquist Law, LLC can help you, call 612-677-8357 for a free consultation.