Santa Barbara Traffic Crime Defense Attorney

Help with Defending Traffic Citations

Maintaining a clean driving record is important in many ways. Having points pile up on your record can severely affect your insurance rates. Since each citation adds a point to your driving record, it is advised that you don't simply pay tickets which equates to pleading guilty of the offense. In addition to fighting more serious vehicular crimes such as manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident, Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP provide experienced criminal defense for lesser charges of involving dangerous driving, and other serious traffic violations for commercial and non-commercial drivers. If you have received a traffic citation in Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta or Carpinteria, we urge you to consult a Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney with a long record of success in defending these charges.

Contact a Santa Barbara traffic crime defense attorney at our firm for sound advice and a strong defense strategy in fighting traffic citations and warrants.

Traffic Crime Defense Lawyer in Santa Barbara

4 points in a 12 month period on your driving record can lead to a suspension of your driver's license. Failure to appear on traffic violations can mean serious penalties such as large fines as well as jail time. A traffic crime defense lawyer at our firm has obtained hundreds of dismissals for offenses such as:

  • DUI
  • Speeding
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Driving without a driving permit
  • Hit and run
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to stop
  • Failure to appear on warrants
  • And other traffic violations

When the stakes are high, you want to make sure you have a strong team on your side. Our firm has been awarded the AVVO 10/10 and Martindale AV Rated Preeminent (the highest rating possible). We have defended clients in over 200 jury trials. A prosecutor is far more likely to be willing to listen to a criminal defense with a stellar record of success in the courtroom. Since most cases are settled before reaching the point of a trial, we have good reason to approach your case with confidence that we will obtain the best possible outcome for you.