A traffic attorney can make a world of difference in the outcome of a traffic ticket. Many drivers don't give much thought to hiring an attorney in response to being issued a ticket, but they should. A traffic ticket, regardless of its class can have deep and lasting repercussions for a driver; it doesn't stop with paying the fine.
Depending on a driver profession, a traffic ticket, even a minor one can cause them to lose their job and prevent them from future employment in similar fields. For severe tickets it's very possible for a driver's license to be suspended for a period, and huge insurance increases are more than likely as well.
Not only can a traffic attorney help lessen the penalty of a ticket and potentially get it dismissed, but they can also represent a driver without them actually having to be there. Rather than having to travel far outside of their home county, an attorney can make the appearance, whether it's in a neighboring county or a state across the Country. This alone can save a fortune in travel and lost work time.
One of the main reasons drivers give for not hiring an attorney is cost. This however is counterproductive, as a ticket can cost exponentially more down the line than an attorney would. Lost wages, traffic school, insurance increases and potential loss of employment will put a driver out far more than the initial cost.