Traffic laws are in place in the State of Indiana to regulate how people operate their motor vehicles while they are driving on the road. Some traffic violations result in the offending driver receiving a ticket which the driver then pays. However, in some cases, the traffic violation is more serious, resulting in consequences like a high fine or driver’s license suspension. Criminal violations, like DUIs, can result in fines and jail time.
If you or someone you love has been issued a traffic citation or incurred a traffic violation, the experienced traffic violation attorneys near you at Arshad, Pangere & Warring are ready to help. Our legal team can assist you with safeguarding your legal rights and helping you pursue the best possible outcome in your case. We can also review all of your legal options with you and help you select the best one for your case and circumstances.
There are several different types of traffic offenses that a driver may incur in the State of Indiana. For starters, the majority of traffic infractions and violations do not stem from criminal laws. Instead, traffic violations usually stem from civil laws for which you may incur an administrative penalty. However, if a police officer is pulling you over, you are not allowed to drive away. During a traffic stop, the officer will usually explain the reason why he or she pulled you over (such as for speeding), and the officer will ask to see your driver’s license, insurance paperwork, and motor vehicle registration.
If the officer gives you a ticket, the ticket will typically include some details about the incident, including the specific traffic offense which you allegedly committed, the police officer’s name and badge number, the amount of the fine (and the instructions for paying it), and a court date, in the event you decide to contest the ticket and the fine. If you decide to go to court, it is very important that you have an experienced traffic violation attorney at Arshad, Pangere & Warring representing you. This is because even though the majority of traffic violations are administrative in nature, others are criminal, such as with a DUI offense. If you are ultimately convicted, you can be assessed monetary fines and even jail time.
The potential penalties for Indiana traffic violations can vary. If the traffic violation is administrative in nature, it will appear on your driving record, as opposed to your criminal record. Traffic violations can also result in points being assessed against your license. If you incur a certain number of points, your license may be suspended for a period of time. For example, habitual traffic offenders can receive a license suspension for ten years.
Reckless driving, another serious offense, is a Class B misdemeanor, which can lead to Class A misdemeanor charges if a person is injured. Similarly, leaving the scene of an accident can result in a traffic citation – and even criminal charges, if there is an injury or death.
The legal team at Arshad, Pangere & Warring can help you decide on the best course of action for dealing with your traffic violation. For a legal consultation or case evaluation with an experienced traffic violation attorney near you, please contact us online today for more information.
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