Worcester Lawyers Defend Your License Following Traffic Violations

Helping commercial and private drivers facing suspension

Traffic offenses can result in substantial fines. But most people believe that these fines do not justify the expense and inconvenience of fighting the citation in court. In some cases, however, traffic offenses can lead to license suspensions and other stiff penalties. Therefore, if you have been cited for a traffic violation, it is important to understand the full scope of the penalties you could face before deciding how to move forward. If you find yourself in this situation, our lawyers at Gould & Ettenberg, P.C. can determine what potential consequences you may be facing and whether fighting the citation is in your best interests.

Vehicle crimes that can result in suspension

There are numerous traffic and vehicle-related crimes that can lead to the suspension of your driver’s license:

  • Three speeding tickets in a year
  • Three major moving violations in a five-year period
  • Twelve traffic violations in a five-year period
  • Five speeding tickets or at-fault accidents in three years
  • Auto theft
  • Motor vehicle homicide
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving to endanger

We rely on our vehicles so much that a license suspension can have substantial personal and professional consequences. Several vehicle crimes, including motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and driving to endanger, carry substantial criminal penalties and the potential for incarceration. If you are charged with any of these crimes, you should consult an experienced criminal attorney immediately.

Drunk driving penalties

A license suspension is nearly unavoidable following an OUI conviction. Even a first offense can carry up to a one-year suspension with alternative disposition providing a suspension of up to 45 days. An experienced attorney may be able to help you obtain a reduced sentence by highlighting the mitigating factors of your case or, if necessary, force the state to prove its case against you at trial.

How we can help

Because most people do not fight traffic citations, many people forget that the state is required to prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. This can be a difficult burden to meet under many circumstances. Our attorneys know the traffic laws and know how to expose flaws in the case against you during cross-examination. We can determine whether challenging a traffic citation is actually in your best interests.

Contact a Worcester law firm that will fight for you in traffic court

At Gould & Ettenberg, P.C., our attorneys appreciate how serious traffic citations can be and fight to protect our clients’ rights in traffic court. Call us at 508-752-6733 or contact us online to set up a consultation with a caring and experienced attorney today. We are conveniently located in downtown Worcester with easy access to both state and federal courthouses as well as convenient parking.