Lexington Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Fighting Your Traffic Ticket in Kentucky
If you have received a traffic ticket in the city of Lexington or anywhere in Fayette County, it is important that you hire an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to fight your ticket for you. Traffic tickets can result in costly fines and penalties, which can add up quickly if you fail to pay your ticket or fail to appear in court. In addition, many traffic tickets can result in points being added to your driving record, which can lead to increased insurance rates, license suspension, and even driver's license revocation.
At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, our Lexington traffic ticket lawyer handles all types of traffic tickets, including speeding tickets, reckless driving, DUI/OUI, and traffic tickets for driving without a license or permit. Our attorney has nearly 20 years of experience in traffic law and has handled countless traffic tickets, so we have the experience and know-how to help you resolve your ticket quickly and efficiently.
Types of Traffic Tickets We Handle
Our Lexington traffic ticket lawyer handles all types of traffic tickets, including:
- Reckless driving
- Seat belt violations
- Speeding tickets
- Running red lights
- Stop sign violations
- Operating a vehicle without a license
- Operating a vehicle without insurance
- Child safety seat violations
How Your Criminal History Could Affect Your Current Case
Your prior brushes with the law can have an enormous influence on your life. Once you pay your fines or serve jail time, you will likely have to face the additional collateral consequences of your conviction. Having a criminal conviction can prevent you from getting desirable jobs and living where you would like. What’s worse, your criminal history can influence a prosecutor’s decisions about new charges and can result in harsher punishments for subsequent convictions. If you have legal questions about a current criminal case, seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
What is Probable Cause?
Probable cause is a legal term that is often misunderstood. Law enforcement must have probable cause to believe you committed a crime before they search or arrest someone.
Probable cause is a particular and reasonable belief that an individual is:
- committing a crime,
- has committed a crime or
- is about to commit a crime.
How to Know if You Hired a Good or Bad Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are accused of a crime or you are under investigation for a crime, you have the right to legal counsel. It does not matter whether you face drug crime charges, DUI charges, or weapons charges. The United States Constitution guarantees you the right to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. Never give up or waive your right to counsel when facing criminal charges in Kentucky. Always exercise your right to consult with a lawyer before answering questions or giving the police a statement.