Why Hire a Speeding Ticket Lawyer in SC?

In South Carolina, a traffic violation is a criminal offense. So, if you decide to just get it out of the way by going to the courthouse or logging in to the website and paying the fine, you are pleading guilty to a criminal charge.

Don’t plead guilty to a traffic offense when you could save yourself money and frustration by calling your lawyer instead…

We will work to get your charge dismissed or reduced – in many cases, if your case is not dismissed, we can get your ticket rewritten to a non-moving violation or an offense that does not affect your insurance. If we cannot, we will take your case to trial and fight for an acceptable outcome.

What Kind of Traffic Violations Can We Help With?

The Thompson Defense Firm can help you with:

  • Out-of-state driver speeding tickets in SC;
  • Speeding tickets in Columbia, SC;
  • Speeding tickets in Myrtle Beach, SC;
  • Speeding tickets in Lexington, SC; and
  • Speeding tickets in most areas of SC.

Why Hire a Columbia, SC Speeding Ticket Attorney?

Here are some of the situations that we can help you to avoid when we handle your traffic ticket for you:

  • Points on your license – the amount of points or no points is often negotiable when you have a speeding ticket lawyer;
  • Higher insurance premiums – with an affordable attorney fee, it costs less to hire a traffic lawyer;
  • Habitual traffic offender status – traffic violations can add up quickly, and 3 or more major violations within 3 years will cause the DMV to revoke your license as a habitual offender; and
  • License suspensions – if you accumulate more than 12 points on your license, more than 3 major traffic offenses within 3 years, 2 or more reckless driving convictions within 3 years, or if you are an out-of-state driver your license may be suspended.

If you’re a tourist who was just passing through, don’t think for a minute that a ticket in SC won’t affect you back in your home state. South Carolina will report the ticket to the DMV in your home state, and they will impose penalties as if you had gotten the ticket in your home state.

How Do We Fight Traffic Violations and Speeding Tickets in SC?

The methods that we use and the potential outcomes that are possible will depend on where the ticket was written, which law enforcement agency wrote the ticket, and the type of ticket that was written.

In most cases, we will:

  • Request a jury trial;
  • Negotiate with the officer or prosecutor to get your ticket dismissed or rewritten to an offense that carries no points;
  • Attempt to get your ticket dismissed if the officer does not appear on the trial date or if we have valid defenses; and
  • Try your ticket to a jury if we do not get the result that you need.

SC Speeding Ticket Lawyer in Myrtle Beach, Columbia, and Lexington

Traffic violation attorney Lacey Thompson accepts criminal defense cases in the Horry County, Richland County, and Lexington County areas, including traffic violations, traffic tickets, and speeding tickets. Call at 843-444-6122 or fill out our online contact form if you have questions or to set up a free initial consultation.

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