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The Traffic violation representation process

  • Avoid fines and demerit points
  • Protect driving privileges and licence
  • Expert legal representation in court
  • Reduced chances of conviction
  • Minimise impact on insurance premiums
  • Save time and hassle of litigation

What is Traffic violation representation?

Traffic violations under South African law range from minor infractions to serious offences such as reckless driving. Representation can help in reducing fines, preventing licence suspension, or even dismissing charges.

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FAQ for Traffic Violation Representation

What is a traffic violation?

A traffic violation is any act committed while driving a motor vehicle that is against the rules of the road. This includes speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and failing to stop at traffic lights or stop signs, among others.

What are the consequences of a traffic violation?

The consequences of a traffic violation can vary depending on the severity of the offense. Minor violations may result in a fine, while more serious offenses may result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, or even imprisonment.

Can I contest a traffic violation citation?

Yes, you have the right to contest a traffic violation citation in court. However, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a qualified legal professional to represent you in court.

What can a traffic violation lawyer do for me?

A traffic violation lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and represent you in court. They can help you understand your legal options and potential consequences, negotiate with prosecutors, and advocate on your behalf in court.

How much does it cost to hire a traffic violation lawyer?

The cost of hiring a traffic violation lawyer can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the lawyer's experience. It is advisable to discuss the costs and fees with your lawyer before hiring them.

What should I do if I am pulled over by the police?

If you are pulled over by the police, it is important to remain calm and cooperate with the officer. Provide your driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance when requested. If you are issued a citation, review it carefully and seek legal advice if necessary.

Can I negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce my penalties?

Yes, it is possible to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce your penalties. However, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a qualified legal professional to represent you in these negotiations.

How long do traffic violations remain on my record?

Traffic violations typically remain on your record for several years, depending on the severity of the offense. However, it is possible to have some violations expunged from your record after a certain period of time.

Can I represent myself in traffic court?

Yes, you have the right to represent yourself in traffic court. However, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a qualified legal professional to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome in your case.

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