If you have recently received a ticket for a motor vehicle violation, it is best to speak with an experienced Temecula traffic lawyer. Our skilled defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott D. Henry understand how essential your driving privileges are. We could help you reduce or avoid points on your DMV driving record, decrease your fine, reduce the ticket to a lesser violation, and dismiss the ticket entirely. A quick response from one of our skilled attorneys could be essential in fighting the ticket and obtaining a positive outcome.

What is the California Vehicle Code?

The California Vehicle Code, also referred to as the CVC, contains the statutes relating to the ownership, registration, and operation of vehicles. CVC violations can result in fines, increased auto insurance premiums, vehicle impoundment, and a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Some traffic violations include:

  • Speeding
  • Red light violations
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Carpool or HOV violations
  • Evading a police officer
  • Street racing
  • Reckless driving
  • Use of a cell phone while operating a vehicle
  • Hit and run
  • Driving under the influence

Depending on the specific traffic violation you are facing, our skilled team of attorneys in Temecula could prepare you for the legal process. 

Evading a Police Officer

Under California Vehicle Code 2800.1 VC, if you attempt to flee from law enforcement who is pursuing you, you could be charged with evading a police officer. There are five elements to this charge.

  1. You were driving a motor vehicle while a police officer pursued you.
  2. You were able to hear the police siren.
  3. You were able to see the lights on the police car.
  4. You were being followed by a marked car.
  5. You willfully attempted to flee from the police officer.

An evading a police officer conviction carries penalties of up to one year in jail, the impoundment of your vehicle for up to 30 days, the suspension of your driver’s license, and a fine of up to $1,000.

DMV Driving Record

Every licensed driver has a DMV driving record. The DMV has a point system that monitors each driver’s risky or unsafe behavior. When you receive a traffic ticket for certain infractions, either one or two points is added to your record. If you receive enough points within a certain amount of time, the DMV could suspend your driving privileges. Excessive DMV points are considered:

  • Four points in 12 months
  • Six points in 24 months
  • Eight points in 36 months

A lawyer in Temecula could help you avoid points on your DMV driving record after receiving a traffic ticket.

Speak with a Skilled Temecula Traffic Attorney

If you have received a traffic ticket, you do not have to accept the consequences. Let a skilled Temecula traffic lawyer fight to have your ticket reduced or dismissed. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of motor vehicle citations. They know precisely how to negotiate with the court effectively on your behalf, saving you time, money, and frustration.

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