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Traffic Law


Dispute traffic offenses with experienced attorneys

At Locke & Witte Law Office we understand traffic violations and other moving and non-moving allegations need much representation to secure the best possible outcome in a final law proceeding. We help fight with our highly knowledgeable attorneys to gain, reduce, and preserve your driving privileges in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Serious Traffic Offenses

  • Habitual Traffic Violations
  • Driving While License is Already Suspended
  • Miscellaneous Criminal Acts While in a Vehicle
  • Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving

Traffic moving violations

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles enforces a point system that it attaches to your driving record upon the conviction of a moving violation. If you accumulate more than 18 points in a two-year period, you can incur fines and/or suspension of your driving privileges. Our attorneys at law help reconcile your Indiana moving violations, working to reduce or do away with points or fines to avoid costly insurance surcharges.

Common Indiana traffic violations and point system

In the state of Indiana, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has established a point system on most moving violations upon conviction, which remain on your driving record for two years.

With these types of convictions, chances of insurance surcharges increase, and if a maximum of 18 points allot a license over a two-year period of time, you could acquire harsh fines and be subject to a possible suspension of your driving privileges.

Consequent to conviction of a moving violation, the offenses and related points that would appear on your driving record include:

  • Driving while suspended, 8 points
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle, 8 points
  • Racing, 8 points
  • More than 26 mph over speed limit, 6 points
  • Disregard of stop/yield sign, 6 points
  • Failure to yield, 6 points
  • Tailgating, 6 points
  • 16 – 25 mph over speed limit, 4 points

Our specialized traffic law attorney tells you the exact point value attached to your violation, the severity of the charge and the presumption of a guilty plea as opposed to defending your case in trial.

Incurring a surcharge on your auto insurance policy upon conviction can be reduced through possible driving courses suggested to eliminate such charges if available. We will help walk you through the process upon request.

Eliminating speeding tickets

The most common moving and non-moving traffic violations in Indiana are speeding tickets. Our attorneys provide a strong dense against moving violation allegations. Our skillful legal expertise and extended practice has allowed us to become successful in these types of defense cases.

In court, we use specialized provisions to investigate your conviction by asking such questions as:

  • Were you actually traveling at the speed claimed by the officer?
  • Did road or weather conditions contribute?
  • Was the radar system in working order?
  • Did the police officer receive proper training in the use of the radar equipment?

Seeking to avoid insurance premium hikes and the negative effect of points on your driving record, our dedicated Fort Wayne attorney will work to help reduce or eliminate these junctions.

Help reduce your moving violation

The Law Offices Locke & Witte will fight to negotiate for a lesser moving violation charge. We can determine if your driving record is in jeopardy and petition to change your traffic tickets to non-moving violations if possible.

For a free consultation and cost-effective service, please contact the firm online or call us at 260-424-1333.

Suspended license

The Law Offices of Locke & Witte provide counseling and focused representation in a case of a suspended license. Learn more about how we can help you fight your license suspension. Pending reinstatement, a hardship license may be petitioned for driving to and from work.

CDL License holder offense

Major consequences in an Indiana traffic violation offense for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holder can be destructive in a number of cases. The law holds CDL holders to high standards, and because you rely on your CDL to earn a living, you need the help from an experienced attorney to critically fight for your way of employment. At The Law Offices of Locke & Witte we can help to reduce charges, preserve your driving privileges in Indiana.

There are many ways your CDL can be suspended or revoked, including:

  • Two serious traffic violations within three years involving CMV (60-day suspension)
  • Three serious traffic violations within three years involving CMV (120-day suspension)
  • Excessive speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper lane change
  • Tailgating
  • Driving a CMV without a CDL

Different Indiana traffic violations

Fighting for your right having been stopped for speeding, illegal parking, or any other moving, or non-moving traffic violation will need a knowledgeable and a well experienced traffic attorney to help you eliminate, reduce, or find the best possible solution to eliminate harmful points on your driving record.

All accumulated points remain active for two years, boost insurance rates, and risk the possibility of losing your driving privileges. Trust our traffic law attorney to help guide you through a fair proceeding to eliminate unwanted points on your license.

Common non-moving traffic violations in the state of Indiana that may require legal representation are:

  • Registration/license expiration or suspension
  • Failure to maintain auto insurance
  • Parking tickets
  • Parking in handicap zones
  • Invalid vehicle registration

Contact an experienced Indiana traffic law attorney today

Trying to fight a ticket or reduce points, the Law Offices of Locke & Witte can help retain your driving privileges. For a free consultation and cost-effective representation, please contact the firm online or call us at 260-424-1333.