Things That Can Be Challenged in a Traffic Law Case

Have you ever got a traffic ticket at the Lake of the Ozarks? Did you know that there are actually a few things that can be challenged in the case of a traffic ticket that could result in it being wiped from your record? Our traffic lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips when disputing a traffic ticket in Missouri. If you have got a traffic ticket and are in need of an experienced traffic lawyer in Camden County, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at (573) 346-7231.

Things That Can Be Challenged in a Traffic Law Case


You can challenge the law enforcement officer's personal judgment.
There are cases where you can challenge that the officer made a personal judgment when he gave you the ticket versus going on pure facts. An experienced traffic lawyer in Missouri can go over possible defenses with you so you can see what all your options are.

You can challenge the evidence presented.
The officer will likely have evidence against you to present but you can rebuttal that evidence with solid evidence of your own that can disprove the evidence being presented. Examples can include eyewitness testimonies that can prove your side, photos, drawn diagrams of where the police officer was in accordance with you, etc.

If it's a speeding ticket, you can challenge the accuracy of the radar gun.
Radar guns take proper training in order to be used correctly by the officer. The tuning fork on the radar gun could malfunction. The point here is that there is room for error when it comes to a radar gun and that alone can be challenged in the case of a speeding ticket.

You can prove that there was an emergency if you were speeding.
In some cases, you may choose to speed because of certain emergencies happening, but you can still get pulled over. If you can prove that you had to speed in order to avoid harm, such as an out of control vehicle about to collide into you, then this could be a defense.


Whether you need help with a speeding ticket or an even more serious type of traffic ticket, our lawyers are there for you. A knowledgeable lawyer can help protect your rights. Our law office is located near the Camden County courthouse, the jail, and the sheriff’s department, and we welcome the potential clients who often drop by our office for legal advice. Our attorneys know that you may be concerned about the cost of legal services. That is why we work hard to put our skills to use in finding practical, cost-effective solutions for our clients. We know how to fight in the courtroom, but we also know how to use mediation and negotiation that can avoid the expense of a trial. Call us today for your free consultation.

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