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Traffic Ticket Defense
Traffic violation laws have been introduced as a preventive measure, to keep the roads safe for the general public, while keeping dangerous driving under control and reforming bad drivers. Traffic violations can turn into serious charges if they result in harm to any property or persons. If injuries are sustained from any traffic violations, charges result in misdemeanors or felonies. Traffic misdemeanors are violations of a less serious nature, where as traffic felonies often involve endangerment of life and property. Examples of traffic violations are:
- Driving with an expired license
- Not stopping at an accident
- Driving without insurance
- Vehicular homicide
- Fleeing an officer
Traffic violations that occur without accident or injury are referred to as ‘infractions.’ Infractions can be in the form of a summons to court or else an alternative such as traffic school, along with a fine. If asked to appear in court, a driver must appear at the appointed date or else a warrant may be issued for their arrest.
Most states in the U.S. have a point system for traffic violations and convictions. Depending on whether the violation is an infraction, misdemeanor or felony, points are given and stay on the driver’s record for a few years. In addition to the point system, the state of Texas has a system called ‘The Driver Responsibility Program,’ in which a surcharge is assessed on certain traffic violations.
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