Overland Park Criminal Defense Attorney
Legal Help with Your Traffic Offense
To most people, getting a traffic ticket or committing a simple traffic offense, is not a big deal. Many people do not consider traffic offenses as criminal offenses, however, certain traffic violations can lead to serious fines and penalties. Paying your ticket right away, may sound harmless enough, but in the state of Kansas, once a ticket is paid it counts as a conviction on your driving record. Traffic offense convictions are not only reported on your driving record, they are also reported to the state and your insurance company. Your employer and future employers could have access to those records in the future as well.
Common traffic offenses in the state of Kansas are:
- Speeding tickets
- Reckless driving
- Driving after a license suspension
- DUI or DWI
- Driving without insurance
When someone is convicted of a traffic offense, they are more than likely going to face raised insurance rates, restricted driving privileges, fines and possible jail time depending on the offense. Moving violations will stay on your driving record for three years, even after you have paid the fine and admitted guilt.
Three moving violations of any kind (e.g. speeding, going through a red light, failure to yield, reckless driving, passing a school bus and others) could result in your driver's license being suspended for 30 days or more. Three major traffic offense convictions within a five year period could result in losing your license for up to three years. It should also be noted that in Kansas there is no restricted license option for people who need to drive to work, so resolving traffic offenses becomes even more important.
Of course, the best time to fight or dispute a traffic offense is before the ticket is paid. Whether you have been charged with a major traffic offense, or have multiple minor citations, you need to contact an Overland Park criminal defense attorney at our firm. We will evaluate your specific situation and advise you of the best legal options.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving the Overland Park Area
Being convicted of a traffic offense can have serious ramifications ranging from a restricted or suspended license, to fines and jail time, and if alcohol was involved, the penalties become significantly more severe. At Gigstad Law Office, LLC, we believe every client and case is important. From your first consultation all the way through to the resolution of your case, we work closely with you to ensure your questions are answered and your defense is diligently prepared. We understand each case is different, so we work hard to analyze your circumstances in order to advise you of all your legal options.
Contact an Overland Park criminal defense lawyer at our firm immediately, if you or a loved one need legal assistance with traffic offense violations and charges.
Chris was great! I was involved in a car accident at a stop light and was given a ticket for following too close. The girl I hit even said it wasn't my fault, however I was still given a citation. I contacted Chris to help me get my ticket reduced to a non-moving violation after several people told me it couldn't be done since I was involved in an accident. I provided Chris with all the details of the accident and he said he would take care of it. After a few exchanged emails, Chris attended my court date and got the job done! For a small fee, my ticket was reduced to a non-moving violation. I would encourage anyone to use Chris' services because he was friendly, reliable, and professional.Happy Client
Mr. Gigstad was upfront and professional about what I would be facing from the very beginning. He worked to help me understand the situation and found the best available outcome for me, considering. I would hope if I ever need legal representation again I would be in the hands of someone as professional and experienced as Mr. Gigstad.Former Client
I was incredible thankful for the services I received during my DUI case. Not only was Robert responsive, helpful and efficient, he was very respectful to my time and communicated with me constantly. I could always count on if I sent him something I would know what to expect by the next day. Chris maintained an exquisite level of professionalism and tack when dealing with my case. I never once felt like he was treating me as just another case and would recommend his services to anyone.Brantley
I highly recommend Mr. Gigstad for your legal needs. He is very adept at guiding you to the very best scenario for your particular situation. He helped my husband and I with a case that would have required us to travel to Kansas had we not hired him. He made it possible for us to stay here in Florida as he went to all of our court appearances, negotiated so we would receive the lightest possible court penalties, including negotiating for the lowest fine that the court would accept. As a bonus, Mr. Gigstad is extremely reasonable! If you would like to get the best outcome for your case, hire Mr. Gigstad!Lindy
Robert assisted me in doing something I didn't know was possible - finally putting a bad decision I made 14 years ago behind me. Although I appreciated his professional and respectful approach to his work, I hope I never need his services again. If I do however, I would not hesitate to call him.DUI Client
Everything with my experience has been far and above. But the kindness and being treated with such respect has meant so much to me.Former Client
He made me feel very comfortable, therefore making my communication between us seam easy and hassel free. He always got back to me in a timely manner and always had a positive solution to my problem.anonymous
Mr. Gigstad provided excellent service in helping me to remedy several traffic tickets, one of which had potentially serious consequences. He was very responsive, attentive and followed through on helping me resolve this situation. He's a great guy as well and I can't recommend him enough!Rod
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