Many people receive traffic citations, pay the fine, and move on. However, certain traffic violations can come with more serious and lasting consequences than you might expect. Counties can set out their own specific fines and other penalties for Indiana traffic offenses, and the potential consequences in your situation will depend on your location, the nature of the violation, and other factors. It is essential to fully understand the implications of paying a fine and pleading guilty to a traffic offense.
Even though many traffic violations are civil infractions and not criminal offenses, you should still consult with an experienced Merrillville criminal defense lawyer about your options. Contact Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP to learn how we might help in your traffic case.
You always have the option to resolve your case by paying a traffic ticket by the deadline. However, you should always realize that this constitutes a guilty plea to the violation, which can result in the following:
You can often avoid the long-term consequences of a traffic violation by having an experienced traffic defense lawyer handle the matter for you.
Some traffic violations are significantly more serious, and they are considered to be criminal offenses. This means they come with the possibility of costly fines, probation, and even jail time. These offenses include:
While most traffic convictions will go on your driving record, convictions for the above offenses will be recorded on your permanent criminal record. This can lead to many consequences in the future. It is absolutely critical to call an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you are accused of a criminal traffic violation.
You always have the opportunity to fight against allegations, including traffic violations. If you do not pay the ticket right away, you will need to appear at a court date, and more serious violations will likely require you to go to court regardless. You want qualified defense representation throughout this process. The right lawyer can help with the following and more:
The Law Offices of Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP, handles a wide range of traffic-related cases, from a standard speeding ticket to criminal charges of DUI or driving while suspended. No matter what type of violation you face, you should consult with our traffic violation lawyers in Merrillville as soon as possible. Contact us online to discuss your options today.
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