Can a lawyer help with a cell phone traffic ticket?

I have a job and perhaps switching to another that requires I have a clean

driving abstract. I was holding my cell phone at a stop light and I got a ticket

-297 traffic infraction- yesterday. I want help either to compose a letter to

the court or help at the hearing. Do you have any suggestions? I really want to keep my clean driving record.

Asked on July 6, 2018 under General Practice, Hawaii

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Hiring an attorney in the area of where the ticket was issued might be a good idea. They can best use their local court contacts to your best advantage, possibly even just having you pay a fine regarding the incident.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A lawyer will help, especially if you hire a local traffic/municipal court attorney who knows the local court and prosecutors; such a lawyer will be better able than you to negotiate a favorable settlement, such as possibly pleaing to a no-point (fine only) offense.


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