Traffic Crimes

There are a number of reasons to maintain a good driving record. Doing so can help you keep your insurance rates low. A clean record also is important to keeping your license, and for those whose job requirements include driving, it can mean the difference between keeping or losing your job.

That is why all traffic offenses should be treated seriously.

Traffic Violations vs. Traffic Crimes

Although both can be serious, there are clear differences between traffic violations and traffic crimes.

A traffic violation is an offense where the violator is required to pay a fine. Examples of traffic violations include driving without auto insurance, failure to obey a traffic control device and speeding.

A traffic crime is usually misdemeanor or sometimes a felony offense and it can result in being sentenced to jail time, depending on whether someone is hurt, killed or serious property damage is incurred as a result of the traffic crime.

Examples of traffic crimes include reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, hit and run and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you have been charged with a traffic crime, you will either be arrested on the scene or be issued a notice to appear in court. Involving an attorney in your case can help make sure your legal rights are adequately protected. Traffic crime convictions can result in higher insurance rates, hefty fines, missed work, loss of driving privileges and even time in prison, especially for repeat offenders.

Tampa traffic Attorney Jeffrey Reisman will defend you against charges that could jeopardize your license. He will explain the potential consequences of any violations you have been charged with and represent you until the matter is resolved. Hiring an attorney to represent you in your traffic crime case can make the process less confusing to you and ensure your greatest possibility of minimizing your damages. Call today to speak directly with Jeffrey Reisman at (813) 258-5333.

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