Milwaukee Traffic & Parking Citations

Milwaukee Traffic & Parking Citations

Every day police officers, campus police, city police, and sheriff departments issue citations to drivers for not stopping at a stop sign, for reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic violations. Being ticketed can leave you feeling stressed, lead to you taking time off work, and other inconveniences. But just because you received traffic or parking citation does not mean that you cannot fight it and win. A traffic ticket often means having to pay significant fines, and there is also the possibility of your insurance premiums skyrocketing. A lawyer can help you reduce or dismiss the traffic or parking ticket.

Fight Traffic And Parking Tickets Don’t Pay Them

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Milwaukee issued more than 480,000 tickets in 2018 alone, which is not surprising because Milwaukee has some of the most stringent parking policies in the United States. The first thing you need to do to fight a parking ticket is schedule an appearance with the Parking Citation Review Manager. You can go to Municipal Court if you can’t reach the Parking Review manager.

 An experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer can help you challenge a parking or traffic ticket if you want to fight the ticket in court. The forms of evidence you can show while disputing a ticket include:

  • Alterations or scribbled corrections to a ticket
  • Illegible notes on the ticket
  • Mistakes on the citation such as wrong time, location, or name of the car
  • Important information about the violation not included in the citation
  • Photo of the area where you were issued the ticket

Minor mistakes or errors can lead to a parking ticket getting dismissed. In fact, a ticket can be dismissed because of a typo in a citation.

Why You Have To Fight Citations

Milwaukee Traffic & Parking CitationsYou need to challenge these citations especially when they are for “moving violations” even if you can afford to pay them. The reason for this is that you may get a demerit point for each moving violation, and these points can add up quickly. Some moving violations and their demerit points include:

  • Reckless driving – 6 points
  • Inattentive driving – 4 points
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle – 4 points
  • Failing to yield right of way – 4 points
  • Failure to use your turn signal – 3 points
  • Attempting to elude a police officer – 6 points

When these points accumulate to 12 points or more within a 12 month period, your license will be suspended. Your insurance rates will also skyrocket to thousands of dollars, and that will only make your life more difficult. So you need to fight especially in situations where you believe the citation was improperly issued. You may get the option to reduce the total points by 3 points when you attend an approved traffic safety course.

Traffic Violations That Can Lead A Citation

Some of the common traffic violations that cause you to receive a ticket include: