Getting a traffic ticket doesn’t seem like a big deal. But there are hidden consequences that we don’t think about right away: traffic school, expensive fines, points on our license, increases in insurance. If you’re a commercial driver, a simple traffic ticket can cost you your job!
Don’t just pay a ticket you don’t think you deserve. Think about the hidden costs and call an experienced traffic offense attorney at Oriole Law Group. We can let you know what your options are, and ways you can fight the ticket or traffic offense.
Summary of California Traffic Offenses
Speeding – Driving faster than the posted speed limit, or driving faster than appropriate for the current conditions or the type of area. The amount of the fine depends on how high your speed was. If you are driving more than 100 mph, you will be charged with a harsher offense, and will have higher fines and your license suspended.
Driving on a Suspended License – If you drive while your license is suspended or revoked, you can be charged with a misdemeanor, with a punishment of a fine, jail-time and points on your license. The exact penalty depends on the reason your license was suspended in the first place.
Driving Without a License – If you are caught driving without a license, you will get a ticket for an infraction or be charged with a misdemeanor. The misdemeanor may carry with it fines, jail-time, car impoundment and probation.
Reckless Driving – Driving with disregard for the safety of property and other people. This is a misdemeanor which is punishable by 90 days in jail, but if you caused harm to anyone, you could be sentenced to up to six months in jail.
Hit and Run – If you are in an accident that resulted in property damage, injury or death, you are required to stop and remain at the scene. If you fail to stop or drive away without exchanging information, you can be charged with misdemeanor or felony hit and run. You will face a felony if the accident caused someone else injury or death.
Evading the Police – If you fail to stop when the police signal for you to pull over, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. If you hurt someone while evading the police, you will be charged with a felony. Punishment can range from community service to years in prison.
Street Racing – Racing another vehicle on a public road. If you are caught, you will be charged with a misdemeanor and will lose your license for at least six months.
At the Oriole Law Group, we are experts in defending these types of cases. Contact Oriole Law Group today for a consultation and let us help you get your life back.