What qualifies as a traffic violation?



    When driving on the road each day, people have to remember they are operating a dangerous vehicle. That is, if they do not operate their cars properly and safely, it can become dangerous and have terrible effects. People can get seriously injured if they are involved in a car accident.  It is important to remain aware of your surroundings and be free from any distractions while operating a motor vehicle on the road. Safe driving is important for everyone on the road since one person’s driving can impact any other vehicle on the road at that time. Police officers are in charge of monitoring the roads for safety. They have the responsibility of maintaining a safe environment by holding people accountable for traffic violations. A traffic violation is an offense that should be taken seriously. People can harm another individual if they violate a traffic law. Some traffic violations may not seem serious, some of them can have a big impact on your life. Traffic violations include speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, vehicular manslaughter, negligent driving, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and fraudulent use of a license. Using a cell phone while driving can also be considered a traffic violation. With these charges comes a variety of consequences offenders may face.

    What penalties can I face?

    These charges can result in fines of varying amounts, possible jail time and points on your license. If you consistently receive charges for traffic violations, your consequences may become even harsher. It is important to seek legal help or your car insurance may increase. Also, you may be able to elevate the situation to include a consideration of a suspension on your license.

    When individuals are charged with driving with a suspended license, they may face harsh penalties. If your license was suspended due to driving while intoxicated charge and you were charged with driving with a suspended license, your consequences may increase in magnitude. You may even have the suspension of your license be extended. In these cases, it is especially important to acquire the help of a professional attorney to best fight for your case.

    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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