Traffic Offenses

Garza Law Can Help You Keep a Clean Driving Record

Although traffic citations are not the most serious of matters we handle at the Garza Law Firm, we frequently assist drivers navigating the justice system when the have been issued a speeding ticket or some other moving violation, including the new “No Texting While Driving” law recently passed in Tennessee. A qualified attorney will be able to assist in making informed decisions, including weighing the options on whether to fight the charges, ask for leniency, or simply pay the ticket.

In fact, the most frequent question coming from our Knoxville law firm office with respect to speeding tickets is, “Should I just pay the fine?” The answer is not that simple; paying the speeding ticket fine is often only half of the punishment. Sometimes insurance rates may increase by as much as 50%. Additionally, drivers will often receive points on their driving record based on the level of the speeding ticket, or they may lose their license. Points add up, so multiple offenses in a short period of time can trigger the more serious penalties, such as loss of driving privileges or even loss of an auto insurance provider altogether.

Knoxville Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Each situation is different, which is why at Garza Law we will listen closely to your particular set of circumstances, the nature of your speeding ticket or other infraction, and will give you sound advice regarding what is the best decision for you while keeping in mind the cost of defense versus the cost of “just paying the ticket.”

At Garza Law in Knoxville, we understand that you do not ALWAYS need an attorney, and we are prepared to step aside and give you that advice. Like always, we’ll treat you like family. Please call (865) 540-8300 to speak with an attorney, or send an email to You may also be interested in learning more about the recent changes to Tennessee law which makes texting while driving or using a mobile device while driving illegal.

Areas Garza Law Can Help with Your Traffic Offense

The Garza Law Firm is centrally located in downtown Knoxville, but is able to provide legal services pertaining to your traffic violation to all of Knox County and surrounding counties, including Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Cocke, Roane, Grainger, Jefferson, Anderson, and Union. We’re happy to answer any questions you have, so feel free to contact us.



For a free in-person case evaluation, please contact one of our attorneys to setup an appointment. We offer weekend and evening appointments for your convenience. Call 865-540-8300 or email We look forward to the opportunity to answer your questions.

First time offender? You may be in luck!

If you’re a first time offender and just received a speeding ticket or some other traffic violation, there’s a good chance that your charged could be reduced or dropped. While no two situations are the same, it is our experience that when someone makes a mistake on an otherwise clean driving record, a court is much more willing to grant leniency on the first time offender.

Too many tickets is a bad thing.

Someone who’s had a serious problem with speeding and has racked up numerous speeding tickets over the years will have a more difficult time asking a judge to go easy on them. That’s why preserving your clean driving record is so important.