Antone Weber has over fifteen years experience dealing with traffic violations in Seattle and King, Pierce & Snohomish Counties. He was the primary courtroom traffic ticket lawyer for the provider firm for a leading nationwide legal insurance company for over 10 years, and has personally appeared on over 5000 traffic ticket cases. Most were dismissed, reduced or the charge negotiated to a non-moving (non-insurance) violation, with very few found committed as written.
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Why Hire a Traffic Attorney? There are several reasons.
Nearest and dearest to most people is To Save Money. Hiring an attorney may be less expensive than you think, and often less expensive over the long run. The fine on the ticket is only the first and most obvious cost to a ticket. A single traffic infraction on your record may also cause an insurance increase. Only $20 more a month average for the three years it will be on your record works out to over $700. $50 to an additional $1800. If you have teenagers on your insurance, insurance costs go up swiftly. If you have a CDL, drive for a living, Uber, Lyft, or drive a company car, your driving record can be the difference between being employed or not. Too many tickets can also cause your license to become suspended. If you choose to go to court yourself, add in the lost time and wages from taking the day off. So even if you have to pay the original traffic fine plus a $200 attorney fee, if the attorney keeps the charge from your insurance record, you should be money ahead.
The second reason: To Get the best results possible. An experienced Traffic Attorney knows how to find any errors, mistakes or omissions on the ticket which might get it dismissed, and has experience in arguing the importance of those errors. Traffic attorneys also gain institutional memory of the judges and prosecutors in a particular court though regular appearances there. What their attitudes are. How important something is to them. How likely a particular defense will be to get a ticket dismissed in that court and before that judge. A person who does not attend court regularly would not have this familiarity. If defensible errors are absent or unlikely to be effective, an attorney will also be able to negotiate the best deal for you possible considering the incident, your driving record and any other factors that the Prosecutor will consider. It is helpful to know in advance what each court’s “standard” deals are and what options the PA’s office will consider. An experienced traffic ticket attorney will be able to navigate those hurdles with these to help you get the best results possible.
To Save time: By hiring an attorney, you will be able to save yourself time and money from having to miss work. In almost all cases involving simple traffic tickets, an attorney can appear for you without you having to be there at all. (You do have to come to a Criminal Traffic Hearing) A court hearing may also not be what you expect: it may start at 9:00am, along with 20 to 40 other cases. While you might only have to wait your turn for five minutes, you might be there for three hours. Just depends on how many other people came to court at the same time you did. With a lawyer, you will not have to even take off work.
If you would like to know more about what traffic tickets are, have a look at: what-is-a-traffic-infraction.
If you would like to know more about what to do if you are pulled over, look at: what-if-i-get-stopped
If you would like to know more about what to to about your ticket, you can learn more at: what-if-i-get-a-ticket
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WHO ARE WE ?
The Antone Weber Law Office represents clients who have received traffic tickets, criminal traffic violations or related issues in the greater Puget Sound area. We provide aggressive legal representation in court, act as your agent in negotiating alternative outcomes to contested hearings, and provide advice and counsel to our clients in the best methods to minimize the potential impact of a traffic violation given your specific circumstances. We appear in courts throughout King, Snohomish, Pierce and Skagit Counties, as well as Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline, Burien, Issaquah, Tacoma, Monroe, Everett, Lynnwood, Edmonds and Arlington. For a more detailed list, please see the “Courts where we appear” page.
Antone “Tony ” Weber
Tony Weber is a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. After over 10 years as the primary traffic ticket courtroom attorney for a large firm, he has had a solo practice focused on Traffic Violations for over 4 years. A small practice allows for more individual attention for each client, protecting their driving record and their rights. For more information on Tony, please see the “About Tony Weber” page
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