Covington Traffic Violations Lawyer

Traffic Violations

There are many times when a client needs an attorney to help with driving offenses. When a motorist is cited with a traffic offense, it is sometimes incorrectly perceived by the client as so minor that they will resolve the matter themselves to avoid the expense of an attorney. There are, in fairness, times when that may very well be the case. However, there remain many pitfalls that only an attorney can help you avoid.

Avoiding Points on Your License

Some traffic tickets are pre-payable. The problem with simply paying the pre-payable citation is that you are never informed of the full consequences of the payment. By paying the ticket you are entering a guilty plea to the charge. Many times, this means that you will receive points on your driver's license. These points can result in increases in your car insurance costs, and depending on the point calculation can suspend your license. An attorney can often assist in obtaining an amendment which can avoid the points on your license.

Missing Court Means a Suspended License

Other traffic offenses are not pre-payable which means that you must appear in court. This situation can cause serious trouble for clients - especially clients who reside out of state or out of the area. Clients are sometimes confused or misinformed regarding the personal appearance requirement. A failure to appear in court results in a suspension of your driver's license.

Avoid the Expense and Inconvenience of a Court Appearance

I routinely service clients with traffic related offenses in Kenton County, Campbell County, and Boone County. These jurisdictions often permit your attorney to appear on your behalf. This means that you will not have to miss work or have additional travel expenses coming to court. This service benefits the out of town client, and/or the client who cannot afford to miss work. I was recently flattered by an out of area client who volunteered to recommend me to other people who have a similar need.

A Satisfied Client

"I want to write a brief statement of referral that I hope you can use to market your services to out of state business professionals that may find themselves in similar legal situations that I experienced. I wanted to share my positive experiences with Attorney Sexton with any potential driver who needs assistance with the Kentucky DMV. I was accused of not having proper insurance coverage while driving a rental vehicle involved in an accident. I provided proof of insurance to the court and thought that providing proof would be sufficient. One year later, without any other notification, I was contacted by the Connecticut DMV explaining that my Connecticut driver's license was due to be suspended. I contacted Attorney Sexton who provided sound advice and was able to take care of the situation! My sincerest thanks to Attorney Sexton!"

- Wayne Atkins -

Types of Driving Offenses

  • Speeding Tickets
  • Moving Hazardous Violation Involving an Accident
  • Improper Passing
  • Improper Turning
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
  • No Insurance
  • No License
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Disregarding a Traffic Control Device
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident

If you have a traffic or driving related matter, I am certain that I can help you. Please contact my office for a free consultation at (859) 431-9999.


The Covington, Kentucky defense firm of Shannon D. Sexton, Attorney at Law, provides criminal defense representation to the people of Kenton County, Campbell County, and Boone County, including the communities of Covington, Dayton, Ludlow, Latonia, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Villa Hills, Erlanger Crescent Springs, Alexandria, Bellevue, Fort Thomas, Florence, and Highland Heights and students at Northern Kentucky University (NKU).