Getting a traffic ticket is a common occurrence. In fact, most people get a traffic ticket at least once in their life. Many people simply pay the ticket without realizing the consequences involved, while others assume that they have no other choice.
Paying a traffic ticket is the same as pleading guilty and most moving violations are reported on your driving record. This can result in increased insurance premiums or your insurance company choosing not to renew your policy, at all. A poor driving record can also affect your ability to gain employment. Many companies today run complete background checks on all prospective employees. A bad driving record can be perceived as a lack of responsibility and may result in someone else landing your dream job.
CDL or Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Receiving a traffic violation can have extreme consequences for professional drivers. These drivers hold licenses that allow them to haul heavy loads, carry hazardous materials, transport numerous passengers and many other potentially dangerous activities. Maintaining this license has strict guidelines and one traffic citation could result in the loss of this license and their jobs.
Attorney Tara Gilder represents clients in traffic courts throughout the State of Louisiana. Her knowledge and experience can provide all drivers with options to avoid the negative consequences of pleading guilty to a traffic citation. If you have recently received a traffic citation, take action to protect your driving record by calling Gilder Law today!
License Suspension & Revocation
Many states assess points against your driver’s license for each traffic citation and will suspend or revoke your driving privileges if too many points are received.
Louisiana does not use the point system, but suspension or revocation of your driver’s license can occur under specific circumstances, including, but not limited to the following:
Texting and driving
Failure to stop when a school bus is loading/unloading children
Driving with a suspended driver’s license
Failure to appear in court for a traffic citation
The most common cause of license suspension is a failure to appear in court for a traffic citation. In many of Louisiana courts, hearings on traffic violations are mandatory appearances. Failure to appear on that date results in the judge issuing an arrest warrant. Most drivers have a desire to clear their suspension and underlying traffic citation, but fear being arrested. Many continue to drive, out of necessity, in order to get to work or bring their children to school. This often results in being cited for driving with a suspended license, which can result in an arrest and always compounds the charges, fines, etc. the driver was already facing.
If your Louisiana driver’s license is suspended, you don’t have to risk driving illegally due to fear of going to jail. Attorney Tara Gilder has assisted many clients with the process involved in regaining their driving privileges and clearing up suspensions, fines, etc., all while avoid time in jail.
Contact Gilder Law Today
Contact Attorney Tara Gilder at Gilder Law today to discuss your situation and what your next step should be. Attorney Gilder will fight zealously for a positive resolution. When you need someone to protect your rights, and possibly your employment, after being issued a traffic ticket, look no further than Gilder Law.
Call today for a consultation to discuss your legal needs with our experienced attorney. We are available now to discuss the specific circumstances of your case and provide you with the best options.