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Traffic Offenses

Whittier, CA traffic offense lawyer Dennis M. Schuster has been representing clients with traffic violations for over 30 years successfully negotiating charges to dismissal or non-moving violations. If you’ve received a traffic violation in the Whittier, CA or surrounding areas, you are at risk of that offense causing an imposition on your driving record and even your insurance rates premiums rising. To ensure that this does not happen to you, you need to contact an experienced criminal traffic lawyer who can not only save you the hassle of going to court, but negotiate your ticket to a dismissal or reduction of charges that will keep your record clean and not increase your insurance premium.



Although traffic violations are not typically serious crimes, they are still deemed criminal offenses. In the state of California, there are three levels of offenses:

  • Infractions
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies

Infractions are minor violations such as speeding tickets that are very minor offenses. Although your first instinct may be to simply pay the fee, you do have the right to fight an infraction violation. You can demand that the ticketing officer appear at your trial*, where an experienced lawyer can cross-examine the officer to determine whether the officer acted with correct demeanor when issuing the ticket. Prior to your trial, your traffic offense lawyer will review the evidence in regards to your specific case and take a proactive approach to uncover the facts and review any improper proceedings by the officer to further build your case.

*This is especially useful if your ticket was issued as a camera ticket!

Misdemeanors are more serious violations than infractions that can be punishable by up to a year in incarceration and a possible fine of $1,000 to $2,000. A type of misdemeanor offense includes reckless and drunk driving. To best tackle these offenses, you will need a traffic offense lawyer to take a proactive approach to uncover the facts regarding your case to build a strategy that is most advantageous for you, whether the best possible scenario be walking away with just a fine without jail time or even probation.

Felonies are the most serious type of violations that usually consists of repeat offenses for drunk driving, hit-and-run car accidents, or multiple DUI/DWI offenses. For felony traffic offenses, you could be facing a substantial fine and more than a year of incarceration time. If you are being charged with a felony traffic offense, you need Dennis to represent your claim. He will dig through every protocol and evidence against you gathered from the police to ensure proper proceedings were taken in your arrest – including paperwork. He’ll review any inconsistencies and build a case that is most advantageous for you to reduce or dismiss charges against you or minimize incarceration time.



No matter what type of level of traffic offense you are being convicted of, you need an experienced criminal traffic offense lawyer to represent your case. Although you may think simply paying the fine associated with your ticket may be the easiest option, you risk this being filed on your driving record for a minimum three years, which also means increased insurance premiums. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony traffic offense charge, you also risk losing your license altogether. As part of your representation, the Law Offices of Dennis M. Schuster will also represent you at your administrative hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to save your license and your very way of way of life. Contact us today for a free consultation! Call (888) 756-5776.