As you catch the blue lights in your rearview mirror, the realization that they are for you causes most people’s heart to start racing. As the officer hands you a ticket and you drive away, you may be unaware of your options. Receiving a traffic ticket can be a big hassle and an expensive ordeal. At the Pisarik Law Firm, we understand the importance of your need to drive. Whether it is an officer’s dashboard camera or faulty radar detection equipment, evidence may exist that can be used in your defense.
Traffic Ticket Defense
Contact a traffic lawyer at Pisarik Law Firm today to discuss your traffic violation options. We can represent you for a traffic violation even if you don’t reside in South Carolina. Just because you have been charged with a traffic violation doesn’t mean you are guilty.
Consequences of traffic violation conviction
A person convicted of a traffic violation can face many unwanted consequences. Traffic violations may lead to expensive fines, time consuming court appearances, increased insurance costs, and visits to the DMV. Additionally, a person charged with certain traffic offenses may receive points against their license. An accumulation of twelve points can lead to a driver’s license suspension.
A list of the common traffic tickets and their associated points are:
|Hit and Run, property damage only||6|
|Passing stopped school bus||6|
|Speeding 25 mph or more above posted limit||6|
|Disobedience of any official traffic device||4|
|Disobedience to official directing traffic||4|
|Disregard railroad sign or signal||4|
|Disobedience to signal of approaching train||4|
|Driving on the wrong side of the road||4|
|Driving through or within safety zone||4|
|Failure to give or giving improper signal||4|
|Failure to yield right of way||4|
|Following too closely||4|
|Operating with improper brakes||4|
|Speeding more than 10mph but less than 25||4|
|Driving too fast for conditions, over 10mph||4|
|Defective tail light||2|
|Driving a vehicle in an unsafe condition||2|
|Driving in improper lane||2|
|Failure to dim lights||2|
|Improper dangerous parking||2|
|Operating with improper lights||2|
|Shifting lanes improperly||2|
|Speeding 10mph or less||2|
|Driving too fast for conditions, 10mph or less||2|
Traffic offense with a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
Traffic offenses can be especially penalizing for a person who has a CDL. If you have a CDL, your ability to earn a living may be detrimentally affected by a conviction for a traffic violation. With so much on the line, don’t go into Court before learning about your options.
Contact a traffic lawyer at Pisarik Law Firm, LLC in Rock Hill, South Carolina today for a free consultation before you try to handle a traffic ticket on your own or rely on information given to you by the officer, family, or friends. 803-415-2733.