We are Delaware traffic ticket lawyers with offices located to provide expert legal representation in traffic ticket cases in all Courts in Delaware. Schwartz & Schwartz offers a FREE CONSULTATION with a Delaware Trial Lawyer to anyone who has been charged with a moving violation or traffic ticket in Delaware.
Schwartz & Schwartz represents citizens charged with traffic tickets in Delaware Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts and Courts of Common Pleas. The traffic charges we have successfully defended include speeding, red-light violations, failure to yield the right of way, and other offenses. Many of our clients are commercial truck drivers who are interested in maintaining clean driving records for purposes of their CDL licenses. Oftentimes, we are successful in resolving these cases by plea, and in many cases, we can obtain prosecutorial and judicial approval for a plea in absentia so our client, the defendant, does not have to return to Delaware for trial or plea.
Delaware Traffic Ticket Lawyers
Should I hire a lawyer for my traffic ticket case?
There are many reasons to hire Delaware Traffic Ticket Lawyers for your traffic ticket case. The three biggest reasons people hire an attorney for their moving violation case are they want to avoid points on their license, they want to avoid skyrocketing automobile insurance rates, or they want to keep their job or CDL.
By paying the ticket and sending a check to the Voluntary Assessment Center, you are pleading GUILTY to your traffic ticket. Moving violations don’t just cost money in the form of a fine – they cost points. Get enough points and you will lose your license in a revocation hearing.
Also, your insurance rates may skyrocket if you get convictions on moving offenses and points on your license! Many people have trouble affording their insurance rates as it is. Imagine how hard it will be to pay your insurance premium if the rate gets significantly increased due to points on your driving history.
The third major reason people hire a traffic ticket defense lawyer is employment-related. If you need your license for work purposes, your employer is probably keeping track of your driving history. Your employer’s insurance rates may be impacted by your driving record! Most employers want their driving employees to be “clean as the board of health” as one local employer explained to us. Furthermore, if you are a professional driver with a CDL or other professional driving license, a conviction may have a number of adverse consequences.
Do I have to be present in Delaware to go to Court?
In some cases, we can settle your case and handle all the paperwork without you even being present in the State of Delaware. This procedure is called a plea in absentia. If you need to have your case handled in this fashion, be sure to tell your attorney at the first consultation so that we can take the steps necessary to resolve your case for you without you having to come to Delaware to go to court.
Common traffic ticket citations
Speeding is the most common type of traffic citation we see. Most speeding traffic tickets are issued under 21 Del.C. Section 4169, which is available HERE.
Failure to yield the right of way
Failure to yield is another common reason for receiving a ticket in a traffic case. Subchapter IV of Chapter 41, Title 21 Delaware Code, contains the sections of the Code dealing with failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles. Click HERE to review the Rights of Way Delaware Code provisions.
Failure to stop
If you are ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign or red light, you will probably be charged with “failure to obey a traffic control device”. Click HERE to go to our page for 21 Delaware Code, Sections 4107 – 4110.
If you were arrested or cited for Aggressive Driving in Delaware, you will have been charged under 21 Delaware Code section 4175A. To read the text of 4175A and see the penalties, click HERE.
This charge is also sometimes called inattentive driving. The statute for your Careless or Inattentive Driving ticket can be viewed by clicking HERE.
There are a lot of other types of traffic citations you can receive in Delaware, and we have handled them all! Schwartz & Schwartz represents people charged with Traffic Tickets in all areas of Delaware. If you have such a case in any of the following areas, call us for a free legal consultation today