Traffic Ticket Lawyer | Bluffton, SC & Hilton Head Island, SC

Getting a traffic ticket in South Carolina means more than just dealing with the inconvenience of being pulled over. Traffic tickets can cost you a significant amount of money in the short term and the long term. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the benefits of hiring an experienced South Carolina traffic ticket lawyer. A traffic ticket lawyer can save you the hassle, headaches, and money down the line.

Discuss Your Case With a Bluffton, SC Traffic Ticket Lawyer

At Bannon Law Group, LLC, our experienced traffic ticket lawyers have been helping South Carolina residents for decades. We pride ourselves on handling a wide range of legal matters that affect our clients, whom we consider our neighbors and friends. If you are wondering whether it is worth it to hire an attorney to help you with your traffic ticket, the answer is it is probably worth it. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We can discuss your case and advise you of how we can help you resolve your issue.

When to Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Over the years, the experienced lawyers at Bannon Law Group, LLC have helped clients fight all different traffic tickets. While the decision of whether you need an attorney depends on the circumstances and your unique case, it never hurts to schedule a consultation with our legal team to learn more about your options. In addition to helping you save money in the long term, we can also save you time by handling your traffic ticket, so you do not have to worry about it. You may want to contact us if you got a ticket for any of the following:

  • Changing lanes on lawfully
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper turning or passing
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Parking violations
  • Failure to yield the right away
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Motorcycle helmet violations
  • Vehicle defects are violations, such as problems with lights, tinting, mufflers, etc.
  • Seat belt violation
  • Child car seat violations
  • Driving a vehicle without insurance
  • Driving a vehicle without proof of insurance or registration
  • Driver’s license violations such as driving with a suspended or invalid license or not  being in possession of your license
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Speeding

Avoid Expensive Traffic Fines

There are several reasons to hire a traffic lawyer instead of fighting your ticket yourself or simply accepting the penalties. A traffic lawyer can help you avoid expensive traffic signs. If you merely accept the traffic ticket, you will have to pay a large fine. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could face hundreds of dollars in fines, especially if this is not your first offense or you received multiple traffic tickets at one time. Hiring a lawyer could be the most affordable option in the long run.

Avoid Points on Your Driving Record

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles uses a system that assigns points for every traffic or driving infraction. Every time you receive a  traffic ticket, you are at risk of having points for that infraction added to your record. For some infractions, you can get multiple points even though you only got one ticket. If your point total reaches 12, the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend your driver’s license. Keeping your driving record as clean as possible is essential to not put yourself at risk of losing your driver’s license.

Avoid a Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License

If this is your first traffic ticket, leaving the violation on your record without fighting could eventually lead to a revoked or suspended driver’s license. If you get more tickets down the road, even if they are not serious violations, you could have your license revoked or suspended. If you have already gotten tickets and have points on your license, you are at risk of possibly losing your driver’s license. For example, if you already have a DUI, a traffic ticket could push you over to lose your license. 

Losing your driver’s license will affect your entire life. You will not be able to drive yourself to work and to run errands, and you will become dependent on friends and family or public transportation. If you use your driver’s license for your job, your employment could be in jeopardy. Working with an attorney can help you prevent the loss of your driver’s license and help you maintain your freedom.

Avoid a Jump in Insurance Premium Costs

When you are considering whether or not to hire an attorney for your traffic ticket, think about your long-term insurance cost. If you have points on your license, your insurance premiums will increase. According to Forbes Magazine, a single ticket for reckless driving can increase a driver’s insurance premiums by 22%. If you add all of the increases over a year or more, it is clear why you need to hire a traffic lawyer. If you received multiple traffic tickets, your premium would increase even more dramatically. Paying a traffic lawyer once can be more affordable than paying an increased premium for the next three years or more.

Contact a South Carolina Traffic Ticket Lawyer Today

Whether you have received one traffic ticket or received multiple traffic violations, you should meet with one of our knowledgeable traffic lawyers to learn more about your options. Think about it this way, the inconvenience of fighting your traffic ticket with the help of a lawyer is nothing compared to the massive inconvenience of losing your driver’s license and paying huge fines. You may be surprised to learn how much of a difference a traffic lawyer can make. Contact Bannon Law Group, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation to learn how we can advocate for you to keep points off your license.