Traffic Violation Support from Wagner, Falconer & Judd

Navigating the complexities of traffic tickets can be daunting. From understanding the charges against you to knowing your rights and options, it can all seem overwhelming. That’s where we come in! At WFJ, we’re here to help you every step of the way. When you call us, make sure you have the following information to make the process as stress-free as possible:


1. Details about the Violation

First things first, send us a picture of your ticket. This allows us to look up your court case and gather crucial information such as court dates and the charged offense(s) against you. It’s a simple and efficient way to kick-start the process.

2. Understanding Minnesota’s Petty Misdemeanors

Many traffic tickets in Minnesota, like speeding tickets, are charged as petty misdemeanors. While they may not be considered crimes in Minnesota, a conviction for a petty misdemeanor will go on your driving record. This can have a negative impact on your car insurance rates. Don’t let a simple mistake lead to long-term consequences.

3. No detail is too Small

When you call us about your traffic ticket, provide as much detail as possible. Tell us about the weather conditions, the traffic situation, and the reason the officer gave for pulling you over. Share what you told the officer during the stop. The more information we have, the better we can assist you.

4. Time-Sensitive Responses

Remember, you have 30 days to respond to your ticket. You can either:

  • Pay the ticket online, by phone, or by mail.
  • Call the Court Payment Center phone number listed on the back of the ticket to schedule a court date, which is usually an Arraignment.

5. Special Arrangements in Select Counties

For tickets received in Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington County, you have the option to schedule a Hearing Officer Appointment. This informal meeting with a court administrator—known as a Hearing Officer (not a judge or prosecutor)—allows you to discuss potential eligibility for a reduced ticket fine or a driving probation period. This can help keep the charged offense(s) off your driving record and expedite the resolution process.

6. No Need for Driver’s License Picture

While we don’t require a picture of your driver’s license, it’s essential for us to know if you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Special traffic laws apply to individuals with a CDL, and we want to ensure we provide you with the most accurate and relevant advice.

7. Limitations of the LegalShield Traffic Benefit

Please note that the LegalShield traffic benefit generally does not cover criminal offenses, such as DWIs. Additionally, it does not cover matters involving a Commercial Driver’s License unless you have the CDL Supplement Plan.

Don’t let a traffic violation derail your life. Reach out to WFJ for expert guidance and support. Our team is dedicated to helping you understand your options, protect your rights, and navigate the legal system with confidence. Contact us today and let us help you resolve your traffic violations efficiently and effectively!