Have You Received a Traffic Ticket in Louisiana?
If you received a traffic ticket in New Orleans, you will likely address the matter in Orleans Parish Traffic Court ( https://www.nola.gov/traffic-court/ ). In Jefferson Parish, the matter will likely be handled in First Parish Court in Metairie ( https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/1st-parish/ ), or Second Parish Court in Gretna ( https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/2nd-parish/ ). Traffic Court in New Orleans does not handle the Camera Safety Tickets or Parking Tickets. If you need information about parking or camera tickets, you need to go to the Department of Public Works site which addresses the Parking and Camera Safety Tickets. That site is ( https://www.nola.gov/dpw/parking/tickets/ ). Major traffic offenses such as vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, and hit and run driving will be handled in Criminal District Court in New Orleans or in the appropriate district court in other parishes.
If you receive a traffic ticket, you will note that it will have one or more violations, hand-written on the front of the ticket by the police officer. Each violation has a numeric code and a short, written description. Each violation listed on the ticket has a specific fine and fee associated with it. At the bottom of the traffic citation, the police officer has written the arraignment due date (first appearance date). This is the date by which the motorist must take action on his/her ticket.
Should you handle the traffic ticket alone? You might want to hire an experienced attorney to help you determine the best way to respond to the traffic ticket. The fines for traffic violations can be steep, and you will want to do the best you can to not have unnecessary items on your traffic record and to not have your insurance payments increased. An experienced attorney who has handled traffic ticket might be just what you need. Our office handles traffic, moving violations, and DWI/DUI matters in the Greater New Orleans area.
Some of the matters that we can assist you with include:
Reckless or careless driving
Stop sign violations
Red light violations
Yield Sign violations
School zone violations
Failure to stop for school buses
Failure to stop for emergency vehicles
Seat belt violations
Driving with no license or on a suspended license
Violation for possession of alcohol in motor vehicles
Driving on the Wrong Side of Road
Improper turning at an intersection
Improper driving, parking or standing upon highway shoulder
False Swearing; Obtaining Two Licenses
If you are in need of a DWI/DUI, criminal defense, expungement, or personal injury lawyer, please contact Gaynell Williams today at 504-302-2462 for an appointment so that an aggressive criminal and personal injury lawyer who will be committed to your case can assist you today. Evenings and weekend sessions are available by appointment. We will work around your schedule.
This information has been provided for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorney in connection with any specific situation under federal and/or Louisiana law and the applicable state or local laws that may impose additional obligations on you and/or your family member. © 2018 Gaynell Williams LLC Attorney at Law. Published September 24, 2018.