Traffic Tickets-DMV Issues
- Red Light
- Stop Signs
- Improper Turns
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Administrative (on the spot) license suspension
- Reckless Driving
- Criminal Traffic Violation
- Civil Traffic Violation
- Excessive Points Suspension
- Causing an accident
- Fleeing an officer/accident scene (hit and run)
SpeedingSpeeding Ticket Law Speeding is operating a road vehicle at excessive or illegal speeds. By speeding, a person can get cited by a law enforcer and will have to pay appropriate dues. In most states, the law sets the maximum speeding limit. Almost all states have speeding limit laws that are in effect even when the limits are not posted, also known as statutory speed limits. The typical speed limits are 65 miles per hour in the west half of the country and 55 miles per hour in the east. When operating a road vehicle, drivers must adhere to posted speed limits at all times. When a person drives over the speed limit, he or she is speeding. Speeding means that the driver is driving at excessive and/or illegal speeds. The speed limit is set by law in most states. Typically, the highway speed limit is 65 miles per hour in the west half of the United States, and 55 miles per hour in the eastern half. The limit varies on non-highway roads and in residential or commercial areas. Even when the speed limit is not posted, there are statutory limits in place that drivers must still adhere to. Speeding in areas where there are no speed limit signs is still against the law. Speeding is a common traffic violation that can carry heavy consequences. If a law enforcement officer pulls you over for a speeding violation, or if you are caught via radar or a camera, you will be fined and expected to pay the appropriate dues. You may also be required to attend a court hearing, especially if you wish to challenge the citation. Depending on the speed limit, the speed you were driving, the conditions surrounding the area you were speeding in, and prior traffic convictions, you could face more than just a fine. A speeding violation ticket can increase your insurance rates, lead to points on your driving record, and may cause your license to be suspended or revoked. Active Law Group Traffic law lawyers can help you if you wish to challenge your speeding violation citation. You will have to appear before a judge in order to fight the charge, and having a lawyer on your side can help tremendously. An (A.L.G.) traffic law lawyer will look into the circumstances of your speeding violation and find any evidence that may help in your defense. Our lawyers may be able to save your license, get your fines and/or points reduced, and may even be able to get the charges dropped completely. If you have been cited with speeding, a lawyer can help save you time and money. Speeding Ticket Legal Issues: Getting a speeding ticket may cost you additional money from the fine, especially when it comes to insuring your vehicle. A speeding ticket can increase your insurance rates for multiple years. In order to challenge a speeding ticket you must appear in court before a judge. In the courtroom you must follow established procedure while defending your case. What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you? Our Lawyers can save you time. An Active Law Group traffic lawyer can represent you in court to fight a ticket. Traffic lawyers are accustomed to appearing in court and can help you present your defense. Some jobs require you to have a clean license and it may be cost effective for you to have a traffic lawyer handle it. Our Traffic lawyers can save you money, even in regards to point reduction, since points also increase insurance rates. Call an Active Law Group Attorney and get a traffic lawyer to review your case. You will significantly reduce speeding ticket costs and reduce points. +1(800)-237-3027
Red LightRed Light Violation Law A solid red light means “stop“. Right turns are allowed against red lights after proper yielding to pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles has been established. Whenever appropriate, a “no turn on red” sign is posted. A red light violation occurs when a driver enters an intersection after the traffic signal light has turned red. A red light traffic violation occurs when a driver enters an intersection after the traffic signal light has turned red, or when the driver otherwise fails to obey the proper traffic laws related to a red light. A solid red light at a traffic signal means the driver must come to a complete stop until the light turns green. A blinking red light means the driver should stop and proceed as he or she would at a stop sign. Unless otherwise posted, drivers may turn right after stopping at a red light, so long as they yield to whomever has the right of way. A driver might commit a red light traffic violation if he or she runs a red light, fails to stop completely, does not yield the right of way, or turns right on red where there are traffic signs that prevent such turns. Red light traffic violations can result in fines, points on your driving record, loss of license and problems with your insurance. With the implementation of red light cameras at many major intersections, red light traffic violations have become easier for law enforcement to catch. If you have committed a red light traffic violation, an Active Law Group traffic law lawyer may be able to assist you in fighting the charge. Our traffic law lawyer will examine the conditions of your red light traffic violation and try to find a way to challenge it. Having an attorney on your side could help you get penalties reduced, or get the charge dropped completely, saving your license and your driving record. Red Light Violations Legal Issues: A red light violation ticket can result in a fine, points on your drivers license, loss of your drivers license, an increase in insurance rate and possible insurance carrier rejection of your policy. If your job requires a clean drivers record, a red light violation can cost you your job. What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you? In the case of a red light violation, (A.L.G.) traffic lawyers will help you challenge your red light ticket. Whether it is on camera or a ticket issued by a law enforcer, a traffic tickets lawyer can represent your case. By hiring a legal service, red light tickets can be challenged. If you have questions regarding challenging a red light traffic ticket or you need a lawyer’s assistance for fighting a traffic ticket. Contact Active Law Group, will provide you with the help you need. +1(800)-237-3027
Stop SignsStop Sign Violation Law A stop sign is a traffic sign commonly seen at road junctions. It instructs drivers to make a full stop, look if the way is clear, and then proceed. Stop signs read “STOP” and are used to control conflicting traffic movements, most often at dangerous intersections which do not have traffic lights. Stop signs are red traffic signs that read “STOP,” commonly seen at crossroads and road junctions. At a stop sign, drivers must come to a full and complete stop, look carefully to ensure their way is clear, and then proceed when it is safe and when it is their turn. Drivers at stop signs are required to yield the right of way to pedestrians and any other driver that approached the intersection first. Stop Signs are used to control traffic coming from different directions, particularly at intersections without traffic signals. If a driver does not completely stop at a stop sign, they will be cited with a stop sign violation. Stop sign violations can result in fines, points on one’s driving record, loss or suspension of their driver’s license, and increased insurance rates. If the driver caused an accident due to their stop sign violation, consequences could be much more severe. If anyone was seriously injured, the driver could face criminal charges. Stop sign violations, however minor or serious, can be dealt with by professional traffic law attorneys. An Active Law Group lawyer can examine your stop sign violation and prepare the best possible defense for you. If you are faced with criminal charges due to a serious stop sign violation, it is very important to seek the counsel of a traffic law attorney. A knowledgeable attorney may be able to get your penalties reduced or your charge dropped completely. If your job requires a clean driving record, having an (A.L.G.) traffic law lawyer on your side could be your best bet at beating a stop sign violation. Stop Sign Violation Legal Issues: A stop sign violation ticket can result in a fine, points on your drivers license, loss of your drivers license, an increase in insurance rate and possible insurance carrier rejection of your policy. If your job requires a clean drivers record, a stop sign violation can cost you your job What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you? Traffic tickets can either be simple violations or have serious consequences such as criminal charges and having your license suspended. A suspension can occur when you have several traffic tickets. This is why some matters should be handled by traffic lawyers, who will treat these issues with professionalism. contact our Active Law Group team for a free Consultation. +1(800)-237-3027
Improper TurnsImproper Turns Law: An improper turn is making an illegal right of left turn at a traffic light. The driver of the vehicle should turn right or left when appropriate control signals apply or as told by a police officer, or to avoid accidents. The charge for an improper turn is usually applied when a driver fails to make an appropriate turn at a traffic signal or intersection. The charge is also valid if the driver turns from the incorrect lane, for example, turning right from the left lane of the street. Making an improper turn occurs when a driver illegally turns left or right at a traffic light, stop sign, or intersection. Traffic laws dictate when a driver is allowed to make a turn legally. For example, drivers may not turn on red at certain traffic lights, and they must turn from the appropriate lane (right lane when turning right, left lane when turning left). When a driver ignores traffic signals, turns before it is their turn, or turns from the wrong lane, they are making an improper turn. Making an improper turn can lead to accidents and thus is illegal. If you receive a citation for an improper turn, you will be fined and have a point added to your driving record. An Active Law Group traffic law attorney can help you defend yourself against an improper turn citation. Our lawyers that specialize in traffic law and traffic violations can be your best chance at fighting an improper turn citation. Since an improper turn ticket can lead to high fines and points on your record, it is important to seek the help of a lawyer who may be able to lessen your fines, save your license, and may even be able to get the charge dismissed completely. Improper Turns Legal Issues: If you receive a citation for making an improper or illegal turn, you will be fined and the infection will be added to your driving record: What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you? If you have been cited for a traffic ticket violation, you have the right to defend yourself. Hiring an Active Law Group traffic lawyer who specializes in traffic violations can help you fight the improper turn ticket and lower expenses or protect your license. Since you will be obliged to pay fines and you may have points on your drivers license, an (A.L.G.) attorney will help the odds against you.
DUITraffic Law – Driving Under the Influence law: Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is operating a road vehicle after having consumed alcohol beyond legal limits or taking other drugs to the point of being impaired. Being legally intoxicated while operating a vehicle will get you charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The threshold is typically with a breath, blood or urine test, where a blood alcohol level exceeds 0.08%. DUI is classified as a criminal charge and can be a misdemeanor or felony. Driving Under the Influence Traffic Legal Issues: Penalties for a DUI vary state to state. However, if law enforcement stops you and takes samples of your blood alcohol level and you refuse to submit to the test, your drivers license will be suspended even if you are not guilty. In California, the reporting period for all DUI offenses are now 10 years, including insurance companies. Insurance companies examine your records and determine your eligibility for a good driver’s discount. Drivers with DUI violations that occurred within 10 years are not entitled to receive discounts. Potential consequences of a DUI charge depend on the following factors:
- First offense penalties include a fine, community service, possible jail time, license restriction or mandatory attendance at an educational program
- Second offense or multiple offense penalties are jail time, a longer alcohol/drug educational program and impounding of your car
- DUI criminal penalties involving an accident where property or people are injured include jail time, fines, parole/probation, mandatory classes and/or community service.
Driving with a Suspended LicenseSuspended License Law: A state can take away a person’s driving privileges, also known as a suspended license. All drivers in all states need to keep in mind the circumstances under which a suspended license can take place.
- Driving Under the Influence of alcohol/drugs (DUI)
- Driving without insurance
- Driving recklessly
- Refusing a blood alcohol test by law enforcement
- Failure to pay a traffic fine
- Failure to appear in court
- Failing to file an accident report (hit and run)
(DMV)-HearingsDepartment of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings: DMV Hearings law: A Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing is a proceeding regarding one’s driving privileges. The circumstances surrounding one’s arrest are also examined, such as if the driver took a blood/breath/urine test or refused to take a blood/breath/urine test. DMV Hearings are commonly scheduled for Drunk Driving charges and traffic ticket points on a drivers license. When a driver is arrested or charged with a traffic offense, he or she may be subject to a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearing. A DMV hearing is an administrative hearing held before the Department of Motor Vehicles that will examine a traffic offender’s driving privileges and the circumstances surrounding the offense. A DMV hearing allows the defendant to present relevant evidence that may or may not help them avoid a traffic conviction. DMV hearings are common in DUI cases and in cases where points may be added on to an individual’s driving record. Contesting the ticket or charge in a DMV hearing may help the driver avoid license suspension, fines, traffic school, jail time, and other punishments. In a DMV hearing, a judge will assess the severity of the ticket or charge, the evidence, and the circumstances surrounding the charge, such as whether or not the driver took a breath/blood/urine test, etc. Contesting a traffic ticket in a DMV hearing may be intimidating, and challenging to win. Luckily, our Active Law Group traffic law lawyers are knowledgeable in DMV hearings and can help you. Our traffic law attorney will help defend you and fight against the arresting officer. An experienced (A.L.G.) attorney may even be able to appeal your traffic conviction all the way to the superior court, if necessary. If a traffic attorney represents you in a DMV hearing, you will have your best chance at beating the charge and keeping your drivers license. If you are convicted, our attorneys may be able to help you attain a restricted drivers license rather than having your license fully suspended. He or she may also be able to help get any other punishments inflicted upon you minimized or dropped. DMV Hearings Legal Issues: It is strongly advised for you to request an administrative hearing. Contesting the validity of the license suspension will help you fight the odds against you. The DMV hearing is similar to civil and criminal trials, except the jury and the presence of an administrative judge. What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you: Our experienced (A.L.G.) traffic lawyers can secure your driving privileges in the case of a license suspension. They can challenge the arresting officer and even find reasonable cause to appeal the license suspension all the way to superior court. Our Attorneys try their best to win all administrative license suspension hearings and even if they don’t, they can help clients attain restrictive drivers licenses, which allows them to drive to work and back home. If your in need of an experienced traffic lawyer to handle your DMV Hearing, contact Active Law Group today. Our attorneys will represent your case. +1(800)-237-3027
AppealsTraffic Appeals Law: A Traffic appeal is when someone takes their case to a higher court and challenges the conviction for a higher decision. Everyone has the right to appeal a conviction in traffic court. When someone disagrees with a conviction they received in traffic court, they may be able to take the case to a higher court to appeal the decision. This is referred to as a traffic appeal. Everyone has the right to appeal the initial court’s decision or conviction, so long as there are grounds for the traffic appeal. You would have to be able to prove that the lower court who initially tried your case made a mistake in regards to the law, or that the verdict was reached due to insufficient evidence or some form of misconduct in court. It is important to be represented by a lawyer in any traffic appeal case. Bringing your traffic case to a higher court, in an attempt to appeal the initial decision, will require professional help as the stakes will be higher. If your traffic charge is considered a criminal offense, you will need help to prove your innocence and keep your drivers license, especially if you have prior offenses. It is not easy to appeal a traffic ticket conviction, but Active Law Group traffic law attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in handling these cases. Thus, it is beneficial to consult with a lawyer before making your traffic appeal. Traffic Appeals Legal Issues: You may appeal a conviction in traffic court if there are grounds for the appeal. You need to prove that the lower court made a serious mistake in regards to the law or that the verdict was made due to insufficient evidence. What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you? It is usually beneficial to consult a lawyer when planning to appeal your traffic ticket. If you are faced with a criminal offense charge such as driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, drunk driving, etc, hiring a lawyer is advantageous if you have prior driving offenses and you want to keep your drivers license. Contact Active Law Group today!!! +1(800)-237-3027
Administrative (on the spot) License SuspensionOn Spot License Suspension Law: When a driver is pulled over by law enforcement for drunk driving and refuses to take a sobriety test required by the law enforcement agency, an administrative license suspension may take place. Refusing to take the sobriety test can subject you to an on the spot license suspension. This law is in effect in 41 states. If a driver is pulled over for drunk driving and refuses to take a breathalyzer or sobriety test, the law enforcement officer can suspend the driver’s license on the spot for up to one year. Administrative or “on the spot” license suspension is legal in 41 states. The law requires that all persons pulled over for drunk driving submit to a sobriety or breathalyzer test. If they refuse, it is grounds for administrative license suspension, whether the driver was guilty or not. In addition to the administrative on the spot license suspension, the driver will also be charged with an automatic DUI, which will stay on his or her driving record for years to come. Under administrative license suspension law, however, the driver will be able to schedule a hearing with their court within 5-10 days of the arrest. Since the driver refused to take a breathalyzer test, the court will not take into account whether the driver was in fact drunk while driving. Instead, they will examine and consider circumstances such as:
- Whether or not the arresting law enforcement officer had reasonable grounds to pull the driver over
- Whether or not the driver was aware of the consequences of refusing a sobriety test or breathalyzer test
- Whether or not the drivers license should in fact be suspended
- Did your arrest have reasonable grounds?
- If the law enforcement agent requested you to take a sobriety test and you refused, were you aware of the consequences of refusing to take the test?
- Should your license be suspended?
Reckless DrivingReckless Driving Law: Most states have laws prohibiting drivers from operating a vehicle in a reckless disregard for the safety of the people around them such as drivers or pedestrians. This violation is called “reckless driving” or “careless driving” and it is punishable by fines, drivers license suspension or imprisonment. Qualifications for reckless driving are:
- Driving over the speed limit by 25 miles per hour or more Trying to escape law enforcement Racing with another vehicle
- Passing another vehicle on a 2-line highway with limited or no visibility of oncoming traffic
- Jail time for periods of up to 4 months 2 or more years of probation Fines of up to $750 License suspension If a person already has a previous reckless driving charge, the conviction would be raised to a class 1 misdemeanor and the penalties will be increased with longer jail time, higher fines, and the driver’s driving license being revoked.
Criminal Traffic ViolationCalifornia Criminal Ticket Violation Law: California criminal ticket violations are traffic law offenses that can come with serious penalties. A California criminal ticket violation may mean a loss of driving privileges and can result in imprisonment. Serious traffic offenses that happen in the state of California fall under the category of California criminal traffic violations. California criminal traffic violations can include misdemeanors or felonies, and may vary in severity. Drunk driving, operating a vehicle without a license, or causing property damage, personal injury or death all fall within this category of traffic violation. California criminal traffic violations can carry harsh penalties and serious consequences. The offender may lose their license, face high fines, and may even be imprisoned. There are also many hidden costs associated with criminal traffic violations. Traffic law lawyers can help you with your California criminal traffic violation. If you are charged with such a violation, a traffic law attorney will work hard in your defense to help get your charges reduced or dropped. A California criminal traffic violation lawyer may be able to prevent your insurance rates from going up, reduce your fines, keep you out of jail, and help stop a possible drivers license suspension. Criminal Ticket Violation Legal Issues: Some California criminal ticket violations are more serious than others. An incident can be a misdemeanor or felony if someone is seriously injured or killed, taking into account possible property damage as well. California criminal ticket violations such as drunk driving or operating a vehicle without a license can put a person in prison and have them pay heavy fines. What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you: An Active Law Group traffic violation lawyer can work hard for your California criminal ticket violation case. Our traffic violation lawyers can lower the insurance premium rise, can help stop a possible suspension of your drivers license and can reduce high fines. If you have a California criminal ticket violation and need a traffic violation lawyer to help you, contact an Active Law Group attorney today. +1(800)-237-3027
Civil Traffic ViolationCivil Traffic Violation Law: Civil traffic violations are minor traffic offenses, which include speeding, driving without proof of registration or insurance, an invalid drivers license, and failure to obey raffic lights/signals. Compared to criminal traffic violations, civil traffic violations are far less severe in nature and are usually taken care of with a simple fine. There are two main types of traffic violations: civil and criminal. Civil traffic violations are minor traffic offenses, compared to criminal traffic violations which are much more severe. Civil traffic violations include offenses such as speeding, driving without proof of insurance or vehicle registration, driving with an invalid or expired drivers license, failure to obey traffic rules or signals/signs, etc. The penalties for civil traffic violations are typically less severe than those that accompany criminal violations. If charged with a civil traffic violation, the driver may choose to admit fault and either attend driving school or pay a penalty, or the driver may deny fault and attend a hearing to fight the charge. In either case, the charge will not show up on the driver’s criminal record. However, the driver may have points added to his or driving record, which could in turn lead to higher insurance rates and the eventual suspension of his or her license. Although civil traffic violations are not as extreme as criminal traffic violations, they still carry inconvenient consequences and can add up to a loss of driving privileges. Consulting a traffic violation lawyer can help you navigate state statutes and understand the nature of your violation. A lawyer can help you fight the charge, reduce the penalties, and ultimately save your license. Civil Traffic Violation legal Issues: If you are given a civil traffic violation, you can attend driving school, deny fault and attend a hearing, or admit fault and pay a penalty. Unlike criminal traffic violations, civil traffic violations do not show up on your criminal record. The consequence of this type of violation is points added to your license. Over-accumulation of points on your license can cause your license to be suspended. Civil traffic violations can increase you insurance rates significantly. Civil traffic violations can also limit your employment opportunities. What an Active Law Group Traffic Lawyer can do for you: Coming close to losing your license due to a civil traffic violation can be difficult to handle. Consulting an Active Law Group traffic violation attorney can help you fight the ticket. Our traffic violation lawyers know the state statutes and know how the nature of the violations. They can assist you in preventing the suspension of your license and even lower fines.
Excessive Points SuspensionExcessive Points Suspension Law: When a driver is convicted of a traffic offense, he or she will likely have points added to his or her driving record. Accumulating too many points can lead to an excessive points suspension. This means that the Department of Motor Vehicles sees that the driver has an excessive amount of points on his or her record, or has accumulated too many points too quickly, and thus determines that his or her license should be suspended. In California, “excessive points” is determined by age and period of time in which the points were accumulated. When the Department of Motor Vehicles states that a driver has exceeded the number of points on their driving record, an excessive points suspension is likely to take place. Before the license suspension is official, a hearing will be granted. In California excessive points vary by a drivers age:
- Drivers over age 21: 12 points in 12 months / 18 points in 24 months
- Drivers ages 18-20: 9 points in 12 months / 12 points in 24 months
- Drivers under age 18: 6 points in 12 months / 7 points before age 18
Causing an AccidentCausing a Traffic Accident: A car accident is an occurrence in which an automobile collides with something else on the road, such as another vehicle, a stationary object or a person. Causing an accident means being responsible for crashing into one of these objects or sometimes striking a human or animal. Car accidents cause thousands of deaths and injuries every year. There are a number of reasons how a driver could cause an accident:
- Errors on the road, such as failing to yield and giving the right of way, following another vehicle too closely, speeding, etc
- Distractions such as reading, talking on the cell phone, inserting CDs, or attempting to quiet an upset child
- Being impaired by alcohol consumption or drug use
- Bad weather conditions such as slippery roads or flash flooding
- Road debris or poor road maintenance
- Tire damage or mechanical failure
- Vehicle mechanical failures
- Drug or alcohol impairment
- Driving while distracted
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Road debris, construction or poor road conditions
- Poor weather conditions and/or visibility
- Traffic errors or offenses such as speeding, ignoring traffic signs, running red lights or stop signs, not yielding the right of way, etc.
Fleeing an Officer / Accident Scene (Hit and Run)Hit and Run Law: The crime of colliding with another driver or their personal property and failing to stop and identify oneself is called fleeing an officer or accident scene, commonly known as a hit and run incident. It is the responsibility of the driver who causes the collision to show proof of insurance and exchange identification information. The criminal act of hit and run occurs when a driver flees the scene of the accident. The most common form of a hit and run accident is a parking lot collision, where a driver hits a parked car. When a driver collides with or crashes into another vehicle, person or property and fails to stop, he or she is committing the crime of fleeing an officer or accident scene, also known as a hit and run. Any driver in an accident or collision has a legal responsibility to stop, identify oneself and exchange information with the other party involved. This would include showing proof of insurance and driver’s license information so the other party may file a claim if necessary. In some accidents, it may also be necessary to notify the police. If the driver flees the scene, however, he or she is committing the criminal act of a hit and run. Hit and run incidents commonly occur in parking lots or on streets where cars are parked along the side of the road, or in areas of high pedestrian traffic. Hit and run incidents are serious crimes that carry extensive penalties and consequences. If convicted of a hit and run, the driver may face high fines, suspension of his or her license, and imprisonment. Hit and run drivers are commonly caught when a witness sees the accident and records the license plate of the driver, or if the driver suffers damage to his or her vehicle and takes it into a repair shop where it may then be identified and matched to the accident. Active Law Group traffic law lawyers can help if you have been involved in a hit and run accident. Fleeing an officer or the scene of an accident can lead to damaging consequences. Our lawyers can help you avoid these consequences by representing you in or before court and with your insurance company. An (A.L.G.) traffic law attorney may be able to help you avoid arrest, avoid losing your license, avoid unnecessary expenses, and avoid a criminal record for a hit and run accident. Hit and Run Accident Legal Issues: Hit and runs have severe consequences such as suspension of drivers license as well as imprisonment. Sometimes a witness will see and record the license plate number of the driver fleeing the scene. Sometimes the damage on the vehicle of the person who fled the scene is so extensive; it is identified while getting repaired. What an Active Law Group Lawyer can do for you? Contact an Active Law Group lawyer to help you with a hit and run charge and assist you with accomplishing these goals:
- Avoiding arrest
- Avoiding a bad record
- Avoiding going to court
- Avoiding the expense of posting bail