Traffic violations include everything from a speeding ticket for driving 60 mph in a 55 mph area to misdemeanor exhibition of speed. Even red light tickets are infractions that can be defended.
A conviction for a traffic infraction will often raise your insurance rates and add points to your license. This can have serious repercussions to your driving record or your employment.
Other common traffic related crimes in California include:
- Driving without a license. Vehicle Code section 12500.
- Driving on a suspended license. Vehicle Code section 14601.
- Exhibition of Speed. Vehicle Code section 23109(c).
- Reckless Driving. Vehicle Code section 23103.
For some of these violations the DMV will add two “points” to the person’s driving record. A person can lose his or her license with four points during a one year period; six points within a two year period; or eight points within a three year period. There are many important considerations when defending a case involving traffic violations including the defendant keeping his or her driving license and possibility of completing traffic school.
The attorneys at the Virga Law Firm are experienced in defending clients in all traffic related infractions and criminal charges. Please contact us today for a free consultation.