The Government may treat your traffic offenses as a felony, misdemeanor or petty offense. The legislature has strengthened the traffic laws over the last decade. Courts do not differentiate between criminal offenses that involve your driving and those that do not involve a vehicle. Felonies are felonies, misdemeanors are misdemeanors regardless of how and where the offense occurred. What may have been a minor traffic matter in the past, now, not only may constitute a serious offense but also may mandate a lengthy prison or jail sentence. Consequently, your traffic matter must be addressed with an experienced and knowledgable attorney. You can increase the odds of beating your traffic charge by hiring Michael Chomiak to represent you in court.
What is a Traffic Offense?
A Traffic Offense could be any of the following:
- Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
- Driving While your License is Revoked or Suspended
- Reckless Homicide
- Speeding in excess of 25 mph
- Driving without a valid license
- Reckless Driving
Can my Traffic charges be dropped?
Only a State’s Attorney can drop traffic charges. Be wary of any attorney who promises you that he or she can get the government to drop your charges. Michael Chomiak can not make you any promises simply by hearing your side of the story. A combination of favorable facts, preparation and persuasive argument may enable Michael Chomiak to convince the government to drop the charges.
Why do I need an Attorney to handle my traffic offenses?
- Felony and misdemeanor traffic offenses carry dire consequences. Unlike petty offenses, you can go to prison or jail. The court can impose substantial conditions on your life. A conviction will severely impact your livelihood and family.
- An Attorney can find errors in the process of an officer writing a ticket or on the ticket itself.
- An Attorney can convince the prosecuting attorney that you did not commit the traffic offense.
- An Attorney can convince your Judge that the prosecuting attorney has failed to prove your guilt.
- If you have multiple offenses over the past few years, you are especially advised to find a quality attorney.
What can I do about my traffic charges?
No matter how impossible a case may appear to be, hope is never lost with the skill and experience of Michael Chomiak. The law places a heavy burden on the government. The State must prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Only after a careful examination of the facts, the individuals involved, the evidence available to the State and the parties involved in the legal process can an intelligence opinion be rendered.
If you are a facing traffic offenses, hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney dedicated to protecting you. Contact the The Law Office of Michael P. Chomiak today!