What’s considered to be a traffic violation?

Traffic violations can include a range of unsafe practices that drivers commit, which can lead to penalties. These violations can include speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, vehicular manslaughter, negligent driving, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and fraudulent use of a license. Another traffic violation can be using a cell phone while driving, which can have terrible effects. These charges can lead to a variety of consequences based on the situation and the amount of charges that the individual has previously been charged with. By cutting down on these traffic violations, it can create safer conditions on the road for all drivers.

Although these offenses are not crimes, they can have serious consequences. When fines continue to add up, they can cause financial difficulty. This can put individuals in a bad situation where they are unable to stay afloat. Traffic violations may also cause accidents to occur. This can have even worse effects since someone may become injured in an accident.

What penalties can be a result of this?

With a traffic violation, individuals may face various fines depending on the severity of the offense. There may be possible jail time and points on your license as well. If you have been found to commit many traffic offenses, you may face the possibility of increased fines and face even harsher consequences to show your repeated tendency to violate the laws of the road. When individuals are charged with driving with a suspended license, they may face harsher penalties since they are not legally allowed to drive during that period of time. If your license was suspended due to a driving while intoxicated charge and you were charged with driving with a suspended license, your consequences may increase due to the seriousness of a charge. Your license suspension may even be extended. By gaining more points on your license, they could add up to cause you to have your license suspended. Your car insurance may also increase if you are found violating the traffic laws consistently. Penalties can be a major inconvenience to someone’s life and prove to cause them trouble.

If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Office of Michael A. Policastro today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your situation.