Traffic Tickets can be tricky.
There are certain unwritten rules that we should all heed when being pulled over by a police officer for a traffic ticket, no matter what the infraction is, or reason you are being pulled over for. Clearly the act of being pulled over is not a good thing, but with the following knowledge maybe you can remember that biting your tongue may be the best thing for you.
The reason is this….officers make notes on the back of their citations so they can remember those individuals that give them a hard time on the side of the road. You might think ’so what, I’m getting the traffic violation anyway, I might as well give the officer a piece of my mind.’ Below are some reasons why it does matter, especially if you decide to hire a traffic ticket attorney to take your violation to traffic court.
For example, often times your attorney may have positive relationships with police officers that can have an effect on the severity of your traffic ticket. If an officer comes to court and tells the attorney his client called him a “jerk” on the side of the road do you think he will care of his relationship with the attorney? The hearing officer will give the client a worse result than he would have gotten if the officer had no comment to make.
It can affect other things as well. For instance, let’s say that an officer gave you a ticket for 25 miles per hour over the speed limit. This officer may be an officer that your attorney works well with. In some instances this officer will help the attorney out by amending the speed of the ticket to a lower speed to save the client money. If the client was rude to the officer on the side of the road he is less inclined to help the attorney or the client out in traffic court.
The bottom line is this. BE UNMEMORABLE, in other words, it’s better that an officer has no recollection of you from the side of the road. That way, if your traffic ticket attorney asks for a favor he will be more inclined to help him/her out and save you some money.
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