What are Examples of Traffic Violations?
“Traffic violations” is a catchall term that refers to many different types of violations that can occur with your vehicle. They can range in seriousness from simple citations all the way to major violations that could result in time behind bars, not to mention some rather high fines. Let’s take a moment to look at some of the various examples of traffic violations to get a better idea of what they can include and just how serious some of them can be for those who are charged.
Aggravated speeding, or misdemeanor speeding, can be considered a Class B or a Class A misdemeanor depending on how much above the posted speed limit you were going. If you were going between 26 and 34 miles per hour over the posted limit, it is a Class B misdemeanor. Going faster than that is considered a Class A misdemeanor. Both of these can come with jail time and hefty fines.
Failure to Yield
There are many tickets that can fall into this category. There could be a failure to yield tickets for not yielding to a vehicle in front of you, not yielding to avoid an accident, not yielding when entering an intersection, and not yielding for bicyclists to name a few.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
This is a hit and run. When there is property damage, this is considered a Class A misdemeanor. This is a serious charge, and most judges will tell you if you come to court without an attorney that you should return to court later with a lawyer that can help you. The penalties can be very high with up to a year in jail and fines up to $2,500.
Work with an Attorney
Of course, these are just some of the many different types of violations. Are you facing the aftermath of a traffic violation? Whether it was one of the violations mentioned above, or it is a different charge you are facing, you don’t want to try to handle it all on your own. It can be difficult to understand what you need to do and what is expected, and if you are not careful, you could end up in a far worse position than you should be.
Get in touch with Driver Defense Team today to get the legal help you need. The traffic violation lawyers can help to make it far easier to go through these types of situations.