Traffic violations come in many forms. Nevertheless, a person who has been accused of a traffic violation faces a wide range of penalties that can be tough to deal with. For instance, a traffic violation could result in your driver's license being taken away, hefty fines, or 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 Minneapolis traffic violation lawyer at Meshbesher & Associates can defend you by evaluating all of the factors that led to the charge, and analyzing whether or not your rights were violated if you were arrested.
Types of Traffic Violations
There are several kinds of traffic violations, ranging in severity.
- 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
Less severe instances, like 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 not to go about it alone. A skilled Minneapolis traffic violation attorney can help you with your case, no matter the size.
How Traffic Violations Affect Commercial Drivers
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 less serious when driving a car.
Other offenses for commercial drivers 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.
A Trustworthy Firm by Your Side
Your defense for a traffic violation case has to be carefully pieced together, so you need your attorney to have experience with these kinds of cases. At Meshbesher & Associates, we have the experience that you need working for you so that you can positively resolve your case. We will gather evidence, review all documents in your case and let you know what your options are.
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