There are many types of traffic violations and some carry with them serious consequences. Simple traffic tickets are Class C misdemeanors and are punishable by fine only. However, if left unpaid, they can result in increased fees or an arrest. A driver with several outstanding traffic violations may lose driving privileges and pay heavy fines. Some traffic offenses can reach the level of felony, depending on the circumstances of the offense and whether injuries or property damage were allegedly caused by the accused.
Penalties for Traffic Violations
Driving without a license or insurance are traffic violations, but they are often serious enough that legal defense by an experienced criminal defense attorney is necessary. Upon conviction for these crimes, an accused can face a further license suspension. An accused arrested for the following offenses should always seek immediate legal advice:
- Hit & Run
- Failure to Stop and Give Information
- Failure to Stop and Render Aid
- Racing or Reckless Driving
- Driving with Suspended License
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major traffic offense with severe consequences, especially if the offender has prior convictions or caused an accident resulting in injuries or deaths. Leaving the scene of an accident is likewise a major offense if it involves significant property damage and injuries or deaths. Penalties for serious traffic offenses can include incarceration, probation, fines, community service, and court-mandated counseling programs.
A driver with a commercial drivers license can lose his driving privileges and ability to work if convicted. The experienced criminal defense attorneys from our legal team provide high quality, experienced representation to clients facing serious traffic offenses and take action to achieve a favorable outcome. Make an appointment today for a consultation.