Apr 22

Criminal Traffic Violations

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Criminal traffic violations are an offense that may lead to imprisonment.It require a court appearance and can carry penalties including fines/costs, probation, and/or incarceration.

Is a Traffic Violation a Criminal Offense?

A traffic violation is a criminal offense. A traffic offense can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Most traffic tickets are infractions or unclassified misdemeanors. Even minor violations can turn to feloniesif repeated over a short period of time.

What is a Criminal Traffic Ticket?

A criminal traffic ticket is a notice issued by a law enforcement official to a road user, accusing violation of traffic laws.Traffic tickets generally come in two forms, citing a moving violation, such as speeding, or a non-moving violation, such as aparking violation. A criminal trafficticket constitutes a citation and summons to appear at traffic court, with a determination of guilt to be made in court.

Consequences of a Criminal Traffic Violation

The consequences of criminal traffic violations vary.Typically, criminal traffic violations fall under one of these categories and each has its consequences:

  • DWI/DUI penalties are serious, and a conviction will result in driver’s license revocation and attendance at the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center. There may also be jail and/or other penalties. A DWI/DUI conviction will leave a permanent mark on your motor vehicle record.
  • Traffic violations include speeding tickets and citations for reckless driving. You can plead guilty or not. A guilty plea will add “points” to your driver’s license and carry negative consequences, such as driver’s license suspension and fines.
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation may be a result of a DWI, traffic tickets or driving on a suspended license.
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