If you want the best possible outcome for your traffic or speeding ticket in King, Snohomish, or Pierce County, I suggest that you hire a metro Seattle traffic attorney who is familiar with the court’s local rules. On numerous occasions, I have seen motorists who have chosen to represent themselves lose their hearings, incur greater fines, or be required to come back to court simply because they are not familiar with the intricacies of the court’s rules and procedures.
For example, recently in Marysville Municipal Court, I watched a motorist represent herself at her speeding hearing. She requested the presence of an electronic speed measuring device expert (who did show up at the hearing). The motorist presented various defenses that generally do not work (and the judge has probably heard dozens of times from people who do not hire an attorney.) After the judge ruled against her, she was surprised to learn that the court had a local rule that required motorists who do not win their traffic cases to also pay the fee charged by the expert.
If the motorist had researched the local rules carefully, she would not have been in this situation. Of course, she could also have hired an experienced metro Seattle/ Snohomish county traffic and speeding ticket attorney in the first place, who would have a much better chance of getting her charge reduced or dismissed outright to keep her driving record clean.
As an experienced traffic ticket attorney, my client’s metro Seattle traffic tickets often are dismissed. If your traffic ticket is not dismissed, the Law Offices of Dan Samas can often arrange for a reduction to a non-moving violation so the ticket will not increase your insurance rates.
Dan Samas has been an attorney since 1995 and has represented thousands of motorists in traffic ticket cases. He has helped Metro Seattle drivers avoid auto insurance premium increases, missed work, and travel expenses since they don’t have to go to court themselves.
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