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DAVID CLARK
Criminal Defense Attorney

Chester County Traffic Defense Strategies

When creating Chester County traffic defense strategies can use a number of maneuvers in order to obtain the best result for their client. Such tactics include negotiating charges to reflect below five miles over the speed limit even if the client was clocked at a higher speed.

When an individual’s stopped by the police and the stop itself can be marked as questionable. This means, having a strong defense that can call a stop into question could be vital to your case. An established traffic offense attorney has the right in traffic matters as well as criminal matters to challenge the legality of such a stop. Therefore, it could be beneficial for you to speak with an attorney about whether lack of probable cause can contribute to your defense.

Requirements for Police to Pull Someone Over

Merely indicating that an individual was over the speed limit is often not enough of a reason for an officer to pull someone over. An officer must show reasonable suspicion and sufficient probable cause in order to initially make the stop.

What Happens When Law Enforcement Cannot Provide Probable Cause?

When officers fail to follow that routine, then the stop itself can be challenged by an attorney. If the court is in agreement with such a defense, all charges could be dismissed as a result of the faulty stop. These are only some of the methods and tactics used in Chester County traffic defense strategies.

Each case is fact-specific and each case may or may not carry a specific defense. Therefore, speaking with an attorney can help provide someone with the necessary opportunities to either reduce their case and/or have it dismissed from the outset.

Role of a Traffic Violation Lawyer

When defending a person charged with a traffic violation in Chester County, Pennsylvania, an attorney plays an essential role in negotiating such charge so that it has the most limited impact upon the individual, their license and any civil penalties, which also may be involved in such crimes. Most individuals are unaware of that. Merely entering a guilty plea, even if they feel they are guilty to a particular traffic offense, has a severe impact upon their license, civil penalties and insurance in the future.

Benefits of Working with an Attorney on Defending Traffic Violations

Having the right attorney examine the circumstances of a traffic violation no matter how serious or how small, review and explain the statute with the potential client and represent the client with the police and before a district justice is essentially the best way to assure that his or her license and rights will be protected. Therefore, even with a first offense, it is crucial to seek the services and advice of an attorney who can help brainstorm possible Chester County traffic defense strategies.