Even a minor traffic violation can result in a felony misdemeanor or infraction charge. Felonies and misdemeanors can carry jail time, heavy fines, and license suspensions.
Traffic infractions are less serious violations of traffic laws and ordinances. These violations are generally punishable by fines, and are the highest-volume case type within the trial court caseload. According to the DMV, “If you’ve committed a traffic violation and received a citation, you’ll need to decide whether to fight or pay the ticket. Traffic ticket fines and requirements will vary depending on where you committed the violation and whether it’s unpaid parking tickets, unpaid traffic tickets, speeding ticket, red light ticket, or a ticket/penalty for driving without insurance”
If you’ve recently received a traffic ticket, you may face more than fines and an appearance in traffic court. Depending on the violation that caused the ticket and the court handling the citation, you may face:
- Action against your driver’s license.
- Points on your driving record.
- Traffic court requirements.
- Increased car insurance rates.
- Mandatory traffic school or defensive driving.
The steps you’ll need to take to handle your traffic ticket will be determined by the traffic court in the jurisdiction where you were cited. Fines and driver’s license points will vary depending on the severity of the traffic law you violated.
If you decide that you want to fight your ticket contact our office to discuss the facts of the case.