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Six Reasons You Need a Lawyer to Represent You in Court for a Speeding Ticket or Traffic Citation

When you get a Speeding Ticket or other Moving Violation, you need to decide whether you should pay the fine, accept the points on your license, and pay more in car insurance premiums. Or, should you hire a a good traffic ticket lawyer to fight the ticket to keep your driving record clean. Matt Bunch has the experience to get you either a dismissal, a reduced charge or take the case to a trial.


There are reasons people don't hire a lawyer to help them with a speeding ticket, such as being embarrassed and simply wanting to pay the fine and move on, or believing that the cost of a lawyer is not worthwhile. Sure, if a lawyer charges $1,000 to $2,000 to defend you, it may not be feasible. But if the cost is $400 or $500 to get the traffic ticket resolved, that may be more affordable, and in the end, very reasonable to keep the ticket from being on your permanent driving record. Here are good reasons to get a lawyer to help you.


“Asking for help is the first step to getting a speeding ticket or other traffic citation resolved. There is no reason to be embarrassed about the situation, and all communications with your attorney is confidential.”

YOUR TIME:  Hiring a lawyer will save you a ton of time. You may have a mandatory work schedule and subject to discipline if you miss a day of work.  Even if you are not working, the distance to the court in the county where you received the ticket is too far.  Or, you have other family obligations that prevent you from attending court.  Matt Bunch can attend the preliminary hearing on your behalf, and frequently, get the ticket resolved before you are ever required to attend a trial.   


ADVICE:  A quick phone call with Matt Bunch will allow him to evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of action. If you have a poor driving record, a plea bargain may be best for you.  But, if you have a clean driving record, that is all the more reason to fight to keep it that way.  Matt Bunch can give you the advice to decide what is best for you, and plot a strategy for getting the best outcome possible. 


EXPERIENCE: A traffic defense lawyer like Matt Bunch has way more experience than the average person. He has prior experience with the courts to know whether or not the ticket can be dismissed, settled, or if you should go to trial. You need to make an informed decision at each step of the case. His 25+ years of experience is something you can rely upon!


COST: Most people think that a lawyer would cost too much. It is a fact that a trial on a traffic ticket can be costly. But, it is also costly for the prosecutor's office as well, especially in terms of time that is better spent on more important felony cases. Frequently, Matt Bunch can get your traffic citation resolved for a reasonable price that makes the entire situation more bearable. It would have been better to never had a ticket, but if you do, a fast resolution for a reasonable price is a great outcome.


POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE: If you choose to accept the ticket and pay the fine, you will get points on your Kentucky drivers license for moving violations. Even if you were 20 mph over the posted speed limit, the prosecutor may agree to amend the charge to a lesser charge, thus saving points on your license. Or, he may agree to allow you to attend traffic school to earn a dismissal (this is called "diversion"). Having a lawyer like Matt Bunch will allow you to get the best deal possible compared to a person who tries to represent himself or herself.


KEEP YOUR INSURANCE RATES LOW; The insurance industry knows more about you and your driving record than anyone else (except for the state of Kentucky). Assuredly, you WILL have higher insurance premiums for the next policy period after a moving traffic violation in Kentucky.  This is an important reason you should hire a good traffic law attorney.  In fact, if you get several traffic violations within a short period of time, your insurance company may refuse to renew your vehicle's insurance policy.  But, if you fight your traffic ticket, you may get to keep your clean driving record or prevent it from getting worse.


Call Attorney Matt Bunch right after receiving your traffic citation for his good advice and representation. Residents in Kentucky and from out-of-state can depend upon a strategy to defend you that is tailored to your specific circumstances. You Better Chat with Matt for proper legal representation at 859-353-6434 to schedule a free consultation and email him a copy of your traffic citation at matt@bunchlaw.com. Or, click on his booking link to schedule a time on his calendar to talk about your case. 

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