Find a Traffic Lawyer in Wisconsin to Helping You Fight Traffic Tickets
It should go without saying that facing a traffic ticket of any kind can be stressful. Getting pulled over by an officer and ticketed on the road can cause unexpected stress, eventual financial burden, and sometimes long term consequences. In order to reduce the potential negative outcomes from this matter, it is important to seek an experienced legal support team that does their due diligence to ensure that your case has the best possible outcome.
We stand on the principle that knowledge is power. It is important that our clients feel as confident as we do throughout the litigation process. From the moment of the initial consultation, we remain available to our clients in order to offer legal advice. The attorneys at our firm have over 30 years of experience defending clients cited with traffic violations.
Fees on traffic cases are often less than $1,000. We’re not going to ask you for a $5,000 or $10,000 fee on a single traffic ticket or misdemeanor traffic violation as some out-of-town lawyers do! Traffic violations that we defend include:
- Speeding tickets
- Operating after revocation
- Illegal lane use
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield
- Inattentive driving
- Hit and run
- Injury caused by intoxicated driver
- Fleeing the scene
- Eluding an officer
- Negligent homicide
- Following too closely
- Drunk driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Most other traffic tickets
If you have been cited with traffic violations such as these, you may face license revocation, license suspension, fines, jail time and increased insurance rates. You may be required to take special classes. Having an experienced attorney working for you who understands how to properly protect you is critical. Contact an Oshkosh traffic violations lawyer at Sparr, Belville & Brown, LLC, to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.
If you are an Illinois driver passing through Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and our aggressive state patrol or local sheriff pulls you over and issues a ticket, you may be in for a surprise. While Illinois drivers ticketed in Illinois can pay the fine, be put on supervision and have their ticket dismissed to avoid a moving violation, that is not possible in Wisconsin. If you pay your Wisconsin fine, our Department of Motor Vehicles will notify the Illinois DOT of your conviction, and you will have accumulated one moving violation. If you accumulate three in a year, your license will be suspended, and obtaining an occupational license in Illinois is not easy.
In some cases, we can get your Wisconsin ticket amended to a violation that won’t affect your Illinois license. While we are not licensed to practice law in Illinois, we can help Illinois drivers with tickets in Winnebago County, and we can refer you to the Illinois DOT or to an Illinois traffic lawyer in your area to give you advice on how this affects your Illinois license.
Habitual Traffic Offenders
In addition to helping individuals deal with traffic violations, such as those listed here, our law firm has handled many cases of habitual traffic offender (HTO) charges. We have successfully prevented clients from becoming habitual traffic offenders and having their license revoked for five years. Habitual traffic offenders are persons who accumulate four major traffic convictions or a total of 12 major and minor convictions over a five-year period. Our attorneys has been able to revisit earlier traffic convictions, getting convictions reopened and dismissed or amended to minor offenses, and thus preventing our clients from facing a five-year license revocation. Even after you have become a habitual traffic offender, we are often able to reopen convictions so that you can get your driving privileges reinstated.
Whether you get a speeding ticket in Rosendale, Oshkosh, Ripon or anywhere else in Winnebago or Fond du Lac counties, a criminal defense attorney from our team can help. An experienced tickets attorney can get points reduced, avoid mandatory suspensions and sometimes get your ticket amended so that nothing appears on your driving record and ensure that you can maintain possession of your drivers license. This may avoid an increase in your insurance rates. Professional and truck drivers — call us for a quote. Fees start at just $600 on speeding and some other minor violations.
Wisconsin Traffic Ticket FAQ: Answers To Your Traffic Violation Questions
At Sparr, Belville & Brown, LLC, we have more than 30 years of experience handling traffic tickets for clients in and around the Oshkosh area. We get many calls from potential clients who want to know more about their options regarding traffic tickets they have received. We have answered a few of those questions below and invite you to reach out to us if you need additional information.
How do you know if you need an attorney for your case?
The easiest way to find out if you need an attorney is to give us a call at 920-335-1413. We will get the details of your case and tell you whether we believe it is worth hiring an attorney to fight for you. We will quote you a price on what our services will cost and then discuss what we can do to help you.
Once you have this information, you can decide on the best approach to take. Some tickets might be easily resolved without an experienced lawyer, while others have significant consequences that may result in high fines, potential jail time or the loss of your driving privileges.
What penalties may apply based on the ticket you receive?
The answer to this depends on the ticket as well as your driving history. If you have had several tickets in the past few years, the penalties could be much higher than they otherwise would be in a typical situation.
We can explain the penalties and help you understand additional issues you need to be concerned about, including higher insurance premiums. We know how important your license is to you, and we can help you learn what you need to do to stay on the road.
Are there advantages to hiring a local attorney?
Absolutely. In the Fox Valley, many law enforcement agencies issue tickets. Many communities depend on the income they receive from traffic tickets to help meet their yearly budgets. In these villages, towns and cities, officers may be extremely aggressive when it comes to writing tickets, for both locals and those visiting Wisconsin from out of state.
Because we live in the area, we know the options that are available depending on where the ticket was received. Our lawyer can provide you with a realistic overview of your options, which may include simply paying the fine and having the ticket removed from your driving record. If your case ends up going to trial, we have in-depth knowledge of the local rules for each of the judges and know what we need to do to help you have the best chance of defeating your ticket.
Let Us Take Care of Your Ticket—Free Consultations Available
If you have additional questions about a ticket you received, you can contact our experienced and knowledgeable Wisconsin traffic violations lawyers by sending us an email or by calling us at 920-335-1413 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your traffic matters. We can help prepare a strong case to protect your driving privileges and attempt to minimize the consequences you may be facing.
Whether you get a speeding ticket in Rosendale, Oshkosh, Ripon or anywhere else in Winnebago or Fond du Lac counties, our experienced team of skilled traffic tickets lawyers can help.