Practice Area

Traffic Tickets

What you should know before you hire an attorney for a traffic ticket
I get a lot of calls for representation for traffic tickets. There are a few things you should know before hiring or consulting with an attorney. 

When you’ve received a traffic ticket, you have several options:

  1. You can plead guilty to the ticket, pay the fine and the conviction will go on your driving record.
  2. You can plead guilty to the ticket, ask the judge for a reduced fine and the conviction will still go on your driving record
  3. You can plead guilty to the ticket, pay the fine and complete traffic school. If you complete traffic school, the conviction does not go on your driving record. However you will have to contact the court on to see if they offer traffic school for your citation.
  4. Your final option is to plead not guilty and contest the ticket. This is where you may find a lawyer to be helpful.

There are a few things that you need to keep in mind before you hire a lawyer. A lawyer can never make any promises about the outcome of the case and a lawyer fee is likely to be much higher than the actual fine for the ticket.

Sometimes people ask me if it’s worth fighting their ticket and my response is always … only they can make that decision.

Some things to consider are:

  • Were you wrongfully accused or unjustifiably cited?
  • Do you risk having your driver’s license suspended?
  • Are you willing to financially commit to an attorney fee while recognizing that there’s no guaranteed outcome.

If you have decided to fight your ticket, feel free to give me a call 541-944-9880

Frequently asked questions about Traffic Tickets in Oregon & California

  • Should I fight my traffic ticket in California?
  • Is It worth to go to court on an Oregon traffic ticket?
  • What are the pros and cons of fighting a traffic ticket?
  • Can I fight my speeding ticket California?
  • What are the benefits to fighting a traffic ticket in Oregon?

Three common ways a lawyer can help you with a traffic ticket:

  • Consult & Advise
  • Represent you in court
  • Negotiate
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About Wente Law


When you come to me for legal assistance, I'll use my experience as a former deputy district attorney to build your defense. Discuss the details of your criminal charge or concern with me, and I’ll determine the best approach to defending your case. You’ll breathe a little easier knowing that a knowledgeable attorney is by your side.

Practice Areas

  • DUI / DWI / DUII
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Auto Accident Injury
  • Penal Codes

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Medford, Oregon
Nathan D Wente, Attorney at Law
408 S Oakdale Suite 102
Medford, OR 97501
PH: 541-944-9880
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Yreka, California
Nathan D Wente, Attorney at Law
122 3rd Street #A 
Yreka, CA 96097
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