Vermont Speeding Tickets

IMPORTANT!  PLEASE READ:  You are probably reading this page because you obtained a traffic ticket in Vermont.  I receive daily calls from travelers and truckers who obtained tickets in Vermont and think their hearing will occur in White River Jct.

The bureau which processes traffic tickets for the entire state is located in White River Junction, however your hearing will be held in the county where you were stopped.  Unless you were stopped in Windsor County, your hearing will not be held in White River Jct.   Click here to see a map of Windsor County towns.  If you are not sure where you received your ticked, look on the ticket for the “Municipality” box.  The town written in that box is the town where the ticket was issued.

I only accept traffic ticket cases where the stop occurred in Windsor County, VT.   It simply does not make sense to pay my travel time to have me handle a speeding ticket outside Windsor County.

I charge a flat fee of $475.00 to handle traffic tickets at the traffic court level.  If you are seeking an appeal of a conviction for a traffic violation, please call me to discuss fees.

If you would like traffic ticket representation, and received your ticket in Windsor County, call me at (802) 296-2100.

Traffic Ticket FAQ’s

Q: The legal fee is more than the fine for the ticket.  Why are the legal fees so much?

A:  In large cities there are enough traffic ticket cases to justify an attorney sitting at traffic court on hearing days who will handle multiple cases per hour.  They can charge less because they have a volume of cases.  In Vermont very few motorists choose to hire an attorney, so any attorney who is hired will likely come to court only for that one case.  The flat fee reflects the amount of attorney-time your case will likely take.

Q:  Will the prosecutor agree to waive the points?

A:  There is not a prosecutor assigned to handle traffic tickets.  Each case is prosecuted by the officer who wrote the ticket.  Some officers will agree to amend the points, some will not.  Whether or not the officer agrees to amend a ticket is based upon a number of factors, such as departmental policy, how the motorist behaved during the stop, admissions the motorist made during the stop, officer’s mood on hearing day, etc.  An attorney cannot force an officer to amend a ticket, nor can the court force an officer to amend a ticket.

Q:  What are the odds that a ticket will be amended?

A:  There is simply no way for an attorney to determine, with any degree of precision, whether or not the officer will agree to amend a ticket, especially if the motorist legitimately committed the violation.

  • Michelle Kainen