Traffic Ticket Defense

Traffic Ticket Defense in Winnsboro, South Carolina

In South Carolina, being charged in a criminal matter is a serious event. Criminal allegations should only be approached with a knowledgeable and professional attorney who understands the legal system.

Traffic Ticket DefenseOur attorneys have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system. Our attorneys have spent years defending cases and working with prosecutors to achieve outcomes for our clients. From the moment you hire the attorneys of the Strom Law Firm, we will begin to craft a detailed defense of your rights.

South Carolina has many jails and detention centers, many of which are frequented by the attorneys of the Strom Law Firm. We have extensive experience working with and visiting these types of facilities. Our attorneys work most frequently with the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr, Columbia, SC 29209, and at the Lexington County Detention Center, located at 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC 29072. Our attorneys are willing to travel to any correctional facility across South Carolina and further to defend your rights.

An arresting officer may work for any of several law enforcement agencies. criminal charges may be served by any law enforcement agency in South Carolina. There are numerous courts which may hear your case.Bond hearings may be held as soon as 24 hours after the initial arrest. Thorough preparation for this and other hearings is only possible with adequate time. Contacting legal representation as early as possible is the best way to give an attorney adequate time to prepare.

Even if you are charged with a crime, you are innocent until proven guilty. Through the criminal justice process, it is the burden of the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.

South Carolina Traffic Ticket Lawyers, Defending Your Traffic Violation

When making your decision about how to best handle your traffic ticket, you need to make sure that you understand the consequences of your conviction and prepare a proper defense. If you fail to appear in court for a simple traffic ticket, you can be tried in your absence and found guilty.  Therefore, traffic violations should not be taken lightly, you should consider hiring an experienced South Carolina traffic ticket attorney.

Traffic Violations and Consequences in South Carolina

Although some traffic violations are seemingly minor, every violation will affect your driving record. If you have been charged with a traffic violation or other driving offense, or recently have received a traffic ticket, it is important that you protect your driving record.

Common Traffic Violations:

  • speeding,
  • following too closely,
  • driving with a suspended license, (DUS)
  • DUI,
  • driving without insurance,
  • careless driving, or
  • reckless driving.

In addition to negatively impacting your driving record, traffic violations and speeding tickets in South Carolina can result in the following:

  • Fines
  • Increase in Car Insurance Premiums
  • Suspended Driver’s License if left unpaid

Many people do not consider that losing points off of your driver’s license may force you to pay increased insurance premiums. If you lose a total of 12 points your license may be suspended.  Your license may also be suspended if you fail to pay your traffic ticket within 12 months of the day it is issued.

Free Traffic Ticket Violation Consultations

Were you pulled over and issued a traffic ticket?  Whether you are charged with a two point violation, four point violation, or even a six point violation, you need to make sure that your driver’s license is protected by hiring a South Carolina traffic ticket defense Attorney. Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC  today for a free consultation.  We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and MasterCard.

More on Winnsboro, South Carolina

Winnsboro is the county seat of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Located in the midlands but near the upstate, Winnsboro calls itself “A Town for All Time.” Also located in Fairfield County are two lakes: Wateree and Monticello. The Sumter National Forest, managed by the US Forest Service, is also located in Fairfield County.

South Carolina State MapBecause it is located conveniently, Winnsboro is a travelers respite between Charlotte and Columbia. Interstate 77 runs directly through Winnsboro on the Columbia side and provides access from Winnsboro to Fort Jackson Military Base.

There are several famous landmarks in Winnsboro. One such popular attraction is Laura’s Tea Room, a classic style tea room in the heart of Winnsboro. The Winnsboro Town Clock, which has run continuously for 100 years, is located in the town market and is now used as a community gathering space, polling location, and Chamber of Commerce. As an homage to its roots as a railroad town, Winnsboro is also the location of the SC Railroad Museum.

Because of abundant lake access in Fairfield County, Boating Under the Influence charges may be applicable. BUI is very similar to DUI. Frequently utilized for its recreational wherewithal, the Lake Wateree State Park Area is home to many outdoor activities and is a frequently visited site.

The Fairfield County Courthouse, located in downtown Winnsboro, is an iconic landmark designed in Greek Revival Style. The courthouse was built in 1823 and still operates as the active courthouse in Fairfield County today.

The Fairfield County Detention Center is located at 10 Faith Lane, Winnsboro, SC 29180. Police in the area include the Fairfield County Sheriff and SC Highway Patrol. Depending on the agency making the arrest, detained individuals may be taken to any of a variety of detention centers before a bond hearing.

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