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Knoxville Traffic Ticket Attorney

Campbell County Traffic Ticket Attorney

Lawyer for Defending Speeding and CDL Tickets in Knox County, Anderson County, and Blount County, Tennessee

Across the nation, including here in East Tennessee, enforcing traffic laws is an important priority for local communities. Many municipalities have installed speed sensors, traffic light cameras, and a variety of other systems that can issue traffic citations without the need for a traffic stop. At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we know that some drivers will simply accept the occasional traffic ticket as a part of life, little different from the costs of gas or oil changes. A citation, however, can be serious, especially if the same driver gets a second or third violation in a short period of time. It is even possible for a violation to trigger a license suspension. If you have recently received a traffic ticket, our experienced defense lawyer can help you explore your available options.

Trusted Counsel for Knox County Moving Violations

At our firm, we are equipped to handle a full range of traffic violations, including both moving violations and non-moving violations. Call us first for help with tickets related to:

  • Speeding
  • Lane-change violations
  • Failure to yield
  • Running a red light
  • Expired vehicle registration
  • Broken or missing lights
  • Driving without proper insurance
  • Seatbelt violations

Tennessee’s traffic laws are rather complex and can be quite confusing to the average motorist. While your traffic citation might show, for example, that you are accused of speeding, it might not be very clear about the consequences of simply pleading guilty and paying the associated fine. If you simply pay the fine for your ticket to avoid having to go to court, you are pleading guilty. Each time you are convicted of—or plead guilty to—a moving violation, you accumulate points on your driving record. If you accumulate too many points in a 12-month period, your license could be suspended for up to one year by the DMV. The length of the suspension depends on your age, the offenses on your record, and the number of points accumulated.

At The Law Office of William F. Evans, our attorney understands the importance of keeping your license in good standing, even if you have received several traffic violations. There may be ways for you to avoid a suspension despite the points on your record, and we will work with you in exploring your available options.

Traffic-Related Criminal Offenses and Habitual Motor Vehicle Offenders

While most traffic violations result in fines and points on the driver’s record, others are serious enough to lead to the filing of more severe criminal charges. Our experienced defense lawyer can provide the representation you need if you have been charged with:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
  • Reckless driving
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Drag racing
  • Any other serious traffic offense

Violations such as these could lead to consequences that are more severe than a license suspension or a nominal fine. If you are convicted even once, you could face increased fines, probation, and incarceration. If, however, you are convicted three times or more within a five-year period, you could be found to be a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender (HMVO).

Any driver who is found to be an HMVO will have his or her driver’s license revoked for at least three years, with no guarantee of reinstatement. An HMVO who is caught driving during the revocation period will be charged with a felony. If you have been found to be an HMVO, our firm can help you seek to have the HMVO bar lifted and get you back on the road legally.

Tennessee Lawyer for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Holders

Thousands of Tennessee residents earn a living by driving large trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles. As a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, you are held to a higher standard of on-the-road safety, and traffic violations could lead to even more serious consequences for you. Depending on the offense, a single conviction could result in the suspension of your CDL, even if you were driving your own personal vehicle at the time of the offense. Do not let traffic violations threaten your livelihood. Let us provide the help you need to keep you on the road.

Contact Our Office Today

If you have received a traffic citation, contact our office to discuss how the violation could affect your life. Call 423-449-7980 for a free, no-obligation consultation today. Our firm serves clients in Knox County, Blount County, Anderson County, Loudon County, Sevier County, Campbell County, and communities throughout East Tennessee.

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