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At the Law Office of A. Dale Naticchia, we work diligently to assist drivers in Cleveland, Akron, and other areas of Cuyahoga County with defending against traffic violations. Many people simply accept the consequences of a traffic ticket without exploring whether the ticket was justified or whether the punishment is proportionate. Fighting the ticket could lead to its being dropped entirely, a reduction of the fines assessed, or a modification of the points assigned to your driving record. Cleveland traffic ticket lawyer A. Dale Naticchia can investigate the circumstances surrounding your violation and explore every possible avenue of recourse to have the charge dropped or reduced. Whether you are facing your first infraction or multiple speeding tickets, we have the experience and knowledge to put your best defense forward. Contact us today to learn more about how we are committed to protecting the rights of drivers throughout Ohio.Explore Your Legal Options to Fight a Traffic Violation
One of the most common traffic violations in the Cleveland area is a speeding ticket. This infraction can result in anywhere from zero to two points being added to your driving record. Although you may think that you have no choice but to accept the violation, there are many options that you can potentially explore to have the citation reduced, especially when it comes to the number of miles that you were speeding in excess of the speed limit. The court will not automatically accept the officer’s account of the situation over yours, so it may be beneficial to appear in court. As seasoned traffic ticket attorneys in the Cleveland area, we know how to challenge an officer’s testimony and how to identify evidence that does not support the citation. For example, if the speed monitoring device used to measure your estimated speed at the time of the citation was not calibrated or maintained properly, it cannot be used as evidence that you were speeding.
Another common type of traffic violation that Ohio residents may commit is a stop sign violation or a red light violation. A stop sign ticket may seem minor, but if you have received other traffic violations in recent years, the aggregation of these offenses can have serious consequences for your driving record and carry increased fines. There may be several ways to challenge this ticket, such as showing that the stop sign was not visible or that it was improperly placed. If you can show that there was construction or an event taking place and that you were under the direction of a flagger, that can also help get the stop sign violation thrown out. Also, showing that you actually made a complete stop and that the officer was mistaken can be powerful. Finally, pointing to a good driving record and otherwise proper conduct on the roadway may help your Cleveland traffic ticket attorney convince a judge to either throw out or reduce the ticket.
Red light tickets can be more complex, especially in places where red light cameras are installed. Ohio has several laws that limit how red light cameras can be used, but in 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled these restrictions unconstitutional. This means that more and more jurisdictions may start using red light cameras. One of the most common ways to fight a red light violation is to show that the camera did not obtain the appropriate angle to show that you failed to make a complete stop. Ohio also has several rules that allow drivers to make right-hand and left-hand turns on red lights in certain situations.Schedule a Free Consultation with a Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Cleveland
A traffic violation can cause serious headaches, especially if you have received multiple tickets within a certain timeframe. Having a good driving record is important, especially if you drive as part of your work-related responsibilities. Although you may think that it is easier to simply accept the consequences, we can assure you that it is worth exploring your legal options for contesting the ticket. We have assisted residents in the areas around Cleveland, Akron, Parma, Bedford, Berea, Rocky River, Garfield Heights, Stow, and Barberton. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 216-520-5297 or contact us online.