What are traffic violations?



    Every day people get in their cars and drive off to where they need to go. Driving is something that has become a second nature to us. When it comes to driving, we sometimes do not do it in the safest way possible. Drivers can become distracted by the simplest things. One of the biggest distractions is cell phones. These devices that we use to communicate with one another cause many accidents to happen on the road. With one look at our phones, we spend that time not looking at the road. This can cause terrible consequences. Even if you are sitting at a red light, you may not think you are doing much damage. Yet, it is still considered to be a traffic violation.

    Speeding is another traffic violation that drivers can face consequences for. Whether you are late to work or just want to get home quickly, speeding is not allowed. Speed limits are posted for a reason. Yet, drivers make mistakes. If you are given a ticket for this traffic violation, it can lead to major fines. It may even elevate to a reckless driving charge. With a reckless driving charge, you are facing even more consequences.

    If individuals have proven that they are a liability on the road, they may have their license suspended. Whether they were caught driving while intoxicated or acquired too many points on their license, their license was taken away for a reason. If you are found driving with a suspended license, you are risking further suspension.

    How can these affect me?

    With traffic violations, drivers may think that it is just a ticket. However, these tickets may lead to harsher consequences depending on the case and the multitude of offenses. Drivers with traffic violations can face heavy fines. These fines can cause financial trouble if they become overwhelming. Other penalties may include points on your license or even the suspension of your license. With these charges on your driving record, your car insurance may increase.

    What should I do in this situation?

    Being faced with a traffic violation may not seem like a big deal. However, multiple offenses can cause greater consequences. You should seek the counsel of a professional attorney to consider your options and learn more about the penalties you may face.

    If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation and we would be happy to assist you.

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