If you are stopped for ANY traffic violation, cooperate fully with the officer. Arguing your point of view or set of circumstances to the Officer will generally not help you with your situation and could escalate the situation and will most probably prolong the time you have to be detained by the Officer. Produce your insurance, registration and driver's license promptly and politely. If the Officer questions you regarding the reason for your particular infraction, answer politely and as to the point as possible. Based upon your particular circumstances, the Officer may just give you a warning. If the Officer issues a citation, politely sign the citation, don't argue with the Officer, take your citation and be quickly on your way. If you have been involved in an accident, be sure to get photos of the vehicles and of the entire scene to better tell your story and support your version of the events at a later date.
Each Jurisdiction in Louisiana handles traffic violations differently. Moving violations can have a negative impact on your driving record and increase your insurance premiums. There are several ways to keep these infractions off of your official driving record, saving you from these negative impacts. Early intervention by a criminal defense attorney can assist greatly toward this goal. In most cases, we will appear on your behalf and handle the matter and notify you of the result and fine to be paid, if any, and the due date.
If you fail to appear in court for traffic violations or fail to make the scheduled payments, the Court will find you in contempt, assess a contempt fine and issue an attachment for your arrest. My office, experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorneys, can assist you with this by having the attachment lifted and getting your matter set back onto the Court's docket and getting you back into compliance. Traffic violations can become costly and result in a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges if not dealt with timely and correctly. MY OFFICE CAN HELP YOU WITH THIS, SAVE YOU MONEY AND PREVENT FURTHER INCONVENIENCE. GET RICK!!