There is no denying the fact that some crimes and violations are more serious than others. For example, it's better to receive a traffic ticket for speeding than to be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Even with this in mind, it's important to remember one thing: A traffic ticket is a bigger deal than many people realize.
There are many types of traffic violations, including but not limited to:
-- Reckless driving
-- Running a stop sign or red light
-- Driving without insurance
-- Driving on a suspended license
-- Negligent operation
-- Changing lanes without signaling
As you can imagine, each of these violations is accompanied by its own potential punishment.
Every traffic ticket is associated with a fine. This could mean several hundred dollars out of your own pocket. Along with this, you could receive points on your license.
Also, don't overlook the fact that severe traffic violations, especially a second offense, could result in a license suspension.
Finally, points on your license almost always results in an insurance premium increase.
At our law firm, we understand that a traffic ticket is a big deal. We understand that you don't want your insurance premium to increase, or you can't afford to have your license suspended for any period of time.
If you find yourself in this position, don't hesitate to learn more about why you were pulled over. From there, you can formulate a defense strategy. In the end, it's your hope that you aren't hit with the most severe punishment.