Traffic violations come in many forms. Nevertheless, a person who has been accused of a traffic violation faces a wide range of penalties that are rather tough to deal with. For instance, a traffic violation could result in your driver's license being taken away, hefty fines and even jail time.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, you do have rights. You could possibly have your charges dismissed or reduced in order to eliminate or lessen the penalties against you. An experienced Twin Cities traffic violations lawyer can defend you by evaluating all of the factors that led to the charge and whether or not your rights were adhered to during your arrest, if you were arrested.
Types Of Traffic Violations
There are different types of traffic violations. They include:
- DUI and DWI
- Driving without insurance
- Driving with a suspended license
- School bus stop violations
- Careless or reckless driving
- Speeding and moving violations
- Outstanding traffic warrants
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to pay tickets
Such things as speeding tickets can be easily resolved. Many individuals do not have to go to court unless the ticket is being contested. Sometimes it is worth contesting and sometimes it isn't, especially if it's a first offense. However, there are times in which subsequent offenses can result in more severe penalties that make contesting the ticket in court necessary. Other times, it is mandatory for an individual to appear in court — and it is best to not go about it alone.
Commercial drivers convicted of traffic violations risk losing their CDL, which means they cannot do their jobs. Federal regulations place different levels of severity on violations made by truck drivers. For instance, speeding more than 15 mph over the speed limit is a very serious offense, whereas it is not as serious when driving a car. Other offenses include:
- Illegal passing
- Erratic or improper lane changes
- Following too closely
- Reckless driving
- Operating a commercial vehicle without a CDL in your possession or proper class licensure
Whether you were ticketed while driving your commercial vehicle or your personal vehicle, the offense still shows on your driving record and can result in you losing your job. You need to have legal representation by your side to keep this from happening.
Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer And Attorney
Your defense has to be carefully pieced together, so you need your defense attorney to have experience with these kinds of cases. We have the experience that you need working for you so that you can get the best result in your case. We will gather evidence, review all documents in your case and let you know what your options are. Call us today at 612-332-2000 or fill out our contact form for your free case evaluation. Before admitting any kind of guilt or innocence in your case, talk to us first to ensure your rights are exercised properly.