Being pulled over by the authorities while driving and minding one’s own business can be a very scary thing. Even more scary than being pulled over is being asked to exit the vehicle—and then being unexpectedly cuffed and set in the back of a police vehicle.
Those who are arrested or cited are often surprised to learn that there are traffic violations that are actual criminal offenses. These offenses can be very serious and even cause the accused person to face jail time. To be accused of a traffic offense is very serious and should be taken very serious.
While some traffic offenses are minor and can be taken care of with little action others are more serious. Some of the more serious criminal traffic offenses that a driver may be accused of are:
- Driving under the influence. Police officers often accuse drivers of driving under the influence even if it is not true. There may be a number of factors that play into a certain behavior or action taken by the driver that is causing the accusation. It is important that you know your rights when being pulled over.
- Suspended license. Many people think of a suspended license violation nothing more than a minor ticket. It is, however, much more than that and should be taken very seriously.
- Reckless driving. Reckless driving can be brought on due to many actions of a driver. Reckless driving carries with it a mandatory court appearance. Fighting the reckless driving offense can often have beneficial results when using an experienced attorney.
- Leaving the scene of an accident. No one knows the full extent of an individual’s situation and why a certain action took place. There may be many reasons for a driver to leave the scene.
If you have been accused of a criminal traffic offense it is important to fight back. Learn more about your legal options by contacting us today. Simply fill out the contact form found on this page to begin the process.