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Wisconsin Traffic Offense Attorney

Menomonee Falls Lawyers Defends You after a Traffic Infraction

police talking to a man with traffic violationsHave you been cited for a traffic violation? You do not need to pay off the citation right away and put it in the past as quickly as possible. If you feel you have a legitimate argument against the issuance of the citation, you have every right to plead not guilty at traffic court and send your case to trial.


When going to trial in front of a judge or jury, you need the best legal representation you can get. The Milwaukee traffic offense lawyers at McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. are just who you need to stand up for you in your traffic infraction case.

Wisconsin Non-Criminal Strict Liability Offenses are Defensible

Most Wisconsin traffic infractions are called “strict-liability” offenses, meaning the only thing necessary to convict someone of the offense is to prove they committed the act. Criminal intent is not taken into consideration. Infraction hearings are non-criminal cases. Here are examples of some very common strict-liability offenses:

  • Unpaid or overdue parking meters
  • Speeding
  • Illegally parking in a handicapped zone
  • Failing to use a turn signal

Often, only strong testimony from a law enforcement officer will be enough to convince the court to convict someone of a strict-liability infraction. However, you still have a right to fight against what you feel is a wrongful charge and take your traffic offense case to open court. The traffic infraction lawyers at McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C. will represent you and help you find the justice you deserve.

Wisconsin Moving & Non-Moving Traffic Violations

Most traffic violations in the state of Wisconsin are classified as infractions and not subject to criminal punishment. Fines for committing infractions can be up to $350 depending on the nature and severity of the offense. However, if the violation is severe enough, you may face criminal charges—every case is different. If your case is criminal, McLario, Helm, Bertling & Spiegel, S.C. has the criminal defense attorneys you need to avoid massive fines or jail time.

If you are facing criminal charges related to a traffic incident, do not make the mistake of defending yourself alone. Contact the criminal lawyers at McLario, Helm, Bertling & Spiegel, S.C. immediately.

Infractions are divided into two categories: moving and non-moving violations.

Moving Violations

  • Speeding
  • Driving below the minimum speed
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Driving with no seat belt attached
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Drunk driving
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident

Non-Moving Violations

  • Parking illegally
  • Driving with invalid registration
  • Driving with insufficient or no insurance
  • Leaving an unattended vehicle running
  • Mechanical violations (e.g. burned out headlight)

No matter the severity of the offense, our traffic infraction lawyers will take your case and stand up for your rights. Trust in McLario, Bertling, Helm, & Spiegel, S.C. to defend you in traffic court and you put yourself in the very best position to obtain justice.

Contact the traffic offense attorneys at McLario, Bertling, Helm, & Spiegel, S.C. for a free consultation today.

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When you contact our Milwaukee area law firm, your case will be treated like a unique request for assistance. You are a real person with real needs and will be treated like one by our firm. Nobody has time to be passed around an office from paralegal to secretary and back.
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