The term "traffic offense" covers a lot of ground in California. Traffic infractions, such as speeding and running a light, are common and can often be handled without a lawyer — but, if you are a nonresident, or if multiple infractions either have or may result in a driver's license suspension, I can apprise you of your options and help you seek a favorable resolution.
Some traffic offenses are misdemeanors, including DUI, driving while under suspension, reckless driving and others. Depending on the circumstances and whether you have a qualified attorney, penalties for these traffic violations can include jail time, large fines, probation and a lengthy driver's license suspension.
When you contact me and explain your situation, I will tell you — free and with no obligation — whether it is worth it for you to hire an attorney. If it is, we can then weigh consequences and consider how best to protect what is important to you.
You may need legal counsel to deal both with your misdemeanor traffic offense and the California DMV's suspension of your driver's license. My work has even extended to negotiating for clients at vehicle impoundment hearings — preventing the forfeiture and sale of their vehicle. I encourage you to take fast action to have the best chance of a reasonable outcome if you have been charged with offenses such as:
Any type or level of DUI, whether a misdemeanor or felony
Driving with a suspended driver's license
Eluding police or hit-and-run
I appear frequently in Northern California courts from San Mateo and Oakland to San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyside, Hollister, Monterey and Salinas. In addition to helping native Californians, I appear for people who live elsewhere but have a traffic offense matter in this area to resolve. In most cases, I can eliminate a nonresident's need to appear and resolve the case favorably while saving you travel costs and time.
To speak with a lawyer who will hear you out and offer trustworthy counsel, please contact me, Andrew C. Janecki. My mission is always to achieve the best outcome in your case — based on your circumstances, needs and priorities.