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  • Writer's pictureShana R. Ginsburg, Esq.

When a waiver hearing is right for you

Imagine a scenario where you find yourself working into the late hours of the evening. Tired and in a good spot, you pack up and head home. While driving home, your focus shifts for a slight moment and you notice the bright red and blue flashing lights in your rearview. You pull off to side only for the officer to let you know that you were well in excess of the speed limit.


Unfortunately, this exact scenario happened to a client of ours. Here, an officer cited our client for traveling 89 mph in 35 mph zone and issued five separate citations. In combination, these citations would have resulted in our clients license being suspended and cost him north of $2,000.

We advised our client that a waiver hearing may be a good option rather than a trial given the fact that the client had a previous (clean) driving record. Additionally, we recommended that the client attend a driver’s education course to illustrate to the judge that we recognized the seriousness of the citations and were taking steps in mitigating the offenses associated. Such measures paid off for the hearing where the judge decided to: (1) drop four of five total tickets (outside of the speeding ticket); and (2) issue the client a Probation Before Judgment (which eliminated all points associated on the citations). Considering the facts, this was a huge relief for our client, who managed to save a substantial amount of money and walk away with no points on his license.

If you or someone you know is in need of an attorney, Ginsburg Legal Services is dedicated to providing you with effective legal representation. We will help you understand the charges that you are facing and provide you with the best options. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

Authored by: Nick McMann

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