At the Law Office of Scott D. Henry, we understand how important it is to have a clean driving record. If you received a traffic ticket, you should contact one of our Westminster traffic lawyers today. Our criminal defense attorneys are committed to fighting zealously to have your ticket dismissed or negotiated to a lesser offense.

Types of Traffic Violations

The County of Orange Traffic Division handles all traffic citations that are issued in the county. Common violations include speeding, driving without a license, driving without insurance, red light violations, evading a police officer, carpool lane violations, cell phone usage while driving, DUI, and street racing. The penalties for these violations vary greatly and depend on the seriousness of the infraction. Penalties for these offenses include hefty fines, increased insurance premiums, license suspension, license revocation, and potentially jail time.

Speeding Violations

If you drive above the posted speed limit, you could be charged with speeding. A speeding ticket can stay on your DMV driving record from anywhere between three to ten years. In addition, if you receive four points in 12 months, six points in 24 months, or eight points in 36 months, the DMV could suspend your driving privileges. Fines for speeding are extremely high in California, so it is best to speak with a Westminster attorney who could fight a traffic citation, help you save money, and stay behind the wheel.

Hit and Run Violations

If you flee the scene of an accident, you could be charged with hit and run. It does not matter who caused the incident. In California, you have a duty to stop your vehicle and exchange personal information. Failure to do so is considered a “hit and run.” These cases are taken seriously by law enforcement, and courts punish them severely. To be convicted of a hit and run, the following elements must be proven:

  • You were involved in an accident while driving.
  • The accident resulted in damage or injury to another individual.
  • You were aware of the damage or injury.
  • You willingly did not follow your basic duties of stopping and exchanging information with the other party.

Penalties for a hit and run conviction include a maximum of six months in jail, up to $1,000 fine, up to three years of probation, restitution to the victim, and points added to your DMV driving record.

How Our Experienced Traffic Attorneys Can Help

Hiring a lawyer in Westminster could help you avoid the harsh penalties of a traffic ticket. Our attorneys could:

  • Review the citation’s specifics to develop an effective defense strategy.
  • Advise you of your rights and legal options.
  • Represent you in traffic court, saving you time and money.
  • Negotiate to have your ticket dismissed or reduced.

We understand the long-term consequences of a traffic ticket. Our legal team is here to zealously represent you and advocate on your behalf to get you the result you need.

Speak with a Westminster Traffic Attorney Today

Receiving a traffic ticket can be both embarrassing and frustrating. Fortunately, with the experience of a Westminster traffic lawyer on your side, you could avoid or minimize the long-lasting consequences of a ticket. We have over four decades of experience defending those cited for a traffic violation and could use this knowledge to negotiate skillfully on your behalf. Contact our office today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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