How Much Does a Speeding & Traffic Ticket Lawyer Cost?
The Real Cost is That Traffic Violations Can Raise Your Insurance Rates and Put Your Driver’s License at Risk.
You may ask yourself: “Are traffic ticket lawyers worth the cost?”
The answer is that the real costs are not the fine for a speeding or traffic ticket but rather the increase in insurance costs, which can run into the thousands of dollars for the 3 years it will show on your record. Too many committed tickets can also result in a license suspension and SR22 insurance. For professional drivers it might mean the loss of a job. If charged with Reckless Driving or Driving on a Suspended License, there are added fines and penalties, and a criminal record.
You may ask yourself: “Do I need a lawyer for a speeding ticket?”
We are Traffic Ticket Lawyers with nearly 16 years experience representing clients for Traffic Infractions and Criminal Traffic Law Violations in Washington District and Municipal Traffic courts. In most cases, our client’s tickets are either dismissed outright, or reduced (with a fine) so they do not effect your insurance or damage your employment.
For more on how we might be able to help you, please call us a 206-816-9110 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page for a callback to receive your free case evaluation callback and quote.
The Traffic Lawyer cost of representation for most Traffic Tickets are based on a set fixed fee rather than an hourly fee rate.
Why a Fixed Fee?
With an hourly fee rate a client may have an estimate but no assurance of what their final ticket attorney cost will be. A fixed fee, which includes all the attorney’s costs, provides a client with this certainty, allowing them to assess if it makes financial sense to hire a traffic attorney. The defendant does remain responsible any fines or other costs due the court, however.
So How Much Does a Traffic Lawyer Cost? A Few Typical Traffic Court Lawyer Fees:
Our fixed fee include all of our costs, Time, Mailing, Legal Research, Hearing Preparation, Travel, etc.
Our fees for other courts are based on the projected time and costs, including mailing and other costs, for your case and court. The fee is all that you owe us. We charge approximately $200 to $250 for a single basic infraction in the King, Snohomish and Pierce District & Municipal courts, depending on court and charge. There is an additional $25 to $50 for each additional charge on the same ticket. We charge $225 to $275 for Skagit and Thurston County courts, and $250 for Kitsap and Whatcom County courts, also with an additional $25 – $50 for additional charges. If you do not see your court listed here, please contact us for a free evaluation and quote: 206-816-9110
Auto Accident Infraction, Negligent Driving 2 and Others
For cases when you got a ticket because you were in a Traffic Accident, for Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, or for a charge of Negligent Driving 2, we charge $250 – $300 for the three core county area courts. $274 – $350 for Thurston, Skagit and Whatcom area. This is due to the increased complexity of these types of cases and the increased probability of multiple hearings being necessary.
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Please keep in mind that in a accident case, we are only representing you for any traffic infraction that grows out of the accident. We do not do claims or defense for injury or damage.
Retaining our services (hiring us) requires the agreement of both yourself and our law office. We always want to discuss your matter first, to get your circumstances so that we fully understand your situation before taking on your case and so you will have reasonable expectations. We feel it best discuss the particulars, the court for your case and your history which might effect the eventual result, what we might be able to do to help you. This case evaluation is free of charge. If you wish to hire us, we will send a Fee Agreement (usually by email), a contract outlining what our representation covers and, most importantly, authorizing our representation. We can not represent you without your explicit written authorization. For payment of our fee, we usually email a link to Lawpay, our secure online credit card processor. They can take payment by credit & debit cards, or e-check. Once we have your Fee Agreement returned and the fee paid, we are your lawyers and we will handle it from there.
In most instances, once we have been hired we will take care of most paperwork (If charged with No Proof of Insurance or Registration issues, you will need to obtain documents for us to submit. we will tell you well in advance what we need and how to get it.). With exceptions possibly for Negligent Driving 2 and infractions for Auto Accident cases, you will not need to come to court.
DWLS3, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, etc…
Driving With License Suspended 3rd or Reckless Driving charges typically also require several court appearances, and because they are criminal charges your appearance is mandatory even if you have an attorney. We do charge a flat fee for these types of violations, but the fee will be based on circumstances and is substantially higher due to the multiple court appearances usually required. Please call for a free consultation.
We will do Open Container violations. We do not do DUIs. However, we know attorneys who do and may be able to refer you to an experienced colleague at no cost to you.
If you would like to know more about your Washington Traffic Ticket and what we might be able to do for you, please call us at 206-916-9110 us. A Consultation is free.
You may also contact us for a free consultation callback regarding how we may be able to help using the following form:
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Use of this Submission Form or the Consultation are confidential, but does not create an attorney-client relationship.