A traffic ticket violation is an infraction of a non-criminal nature which involves actions or other situations regarding your vehicle. Traffic violations, unlike criminal traffic offenses, typically involves moving violations which have the potential to cause harm or injury to others, violate motor vehicle safety laws, or violations of parking ordinances.
Traffic violations are called a variety of terms by the public such as a traffic ticket, speeding ticket, traffic citation, or traffic infraction. Regardless of what the traffic violation is called, even a non-criminal traffic violation may affect a person's life in various ways.
If found guilty of the traffic ticket violation may be subjected to:
Common non-criminal traffic violations include, but are not limited to:
It is important to know that during the course of a simple traffic stop, the law enforcement officer may ask for permission or impose his authority to search the vehicle under the assumption of probable cause. The officer may determine that a field sobriety test should be conducted he or she suspects a person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In some situations this may lead to criminal charges depending upon what the law enforcement officer finds, or his or her personal perception of the person's sobriety.
The fact is, during a routine traffic stop, EVERY DRIVER HAS RIGHTS. If those rights are violated by law enforcement at any point of the traffic stop, Attorney Craig Sonner will make every effort to present the evidence that supports such a claim in an effort to protect the legal rights of our client.
CRAIG A. SONNER