Traffic Offenses

Anyone who thinks that enforcement of traffic laws is only a matter of driver and pedestrian safety must not know how much money local governments bring in through tickets.

The truth is, police aggressively go after speeders, so-called "reckless drivers" and others on the road because traffic tickets generate so much revenue for cities, counties and the state. Really, they're a "cash cow" that require cops to be always and increasingly enforcing these laws.

Never assume that even a "minor" traffic ticket will automatically go away, or that it can't come back to haunt you down the road. Our criminal defense lawyer helps Iowa drivers facing traffic offenses by working aggressively to get charges reduced or dropped altogether. In our experience, too many drivers allow simple tickets to "snowball" into greater offenses by failing to pay them, which results in increased penalties and can lead to incarceration. We make sure that what starts as a manageable legal issue doesn't turn into an insurmountable challenge.

We can represent you in court if you have been cited for any traffic offense, including:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle
  • Permitting unauthorized adults or minors to drive

Did you know? In Iowa, fines for all moving violations (except speeding) are automatically doubled in a road work zone.

*For specific services, we offer flat fee representation fees starting as low as $500.00*

We help our clients move past traffic tickets by challenging the validity of citations themselves. Cops frequently have pretextual reasons for stopping certain drivers, and if we have any suspicion that an illegal motive was behind a stop, we can seek to have a ticket thrown out entirely. If getting a citation thrown out of court is unlikely, however, we will pursue every possible option for minimizing the penalty a client faces.

Your Traffic Ticket Won't Just "Go Away." Get Legal Help Now.

Contact Des Moines traffic ticket defense attorney James Nelsen now for experienced legal help. Call toll free at 800-697-8512, or email us.