Practice Areas

Driving Offenses

Overview

You open your mailbox one day to find a surprise: a ticket from a red light camera. In some cases, you remember the incident and simply pay the fine, and you think the problem is solved. But what if you feel you were ticketed unjustly and wish to fight it? In cases like that, you may want to hire an attorney to help you.

Sometimes fighting a ticket is a really important choice. Paying the fine on a ticket is an admission of guilt that in many cases simply results in points added to your record. While having more points on your record might not seem like a big deal, there are two risks: (1) too many points can add up to a suspended license, and (2) your car insurance premiums can increase.

Driving Offenses

Traffic violations that can result in a ticket include:

  • driving without a valid registration
  • speeding
  • running a red light or stop sign
  • parking illegally
  • leaving a vehicle unattended while running
  • driving without a seatbelt

But traffic laws don’t only outline the types of moving violations that start with a ticket; there are a number of other driving offenses recognized in the State of Ohio that can carry more severe penalties, including:

  • driving under suspension
  • leaving the scene of an accident
  • reckless operation
  • vehicular assault
  • texting while driving
  • DUI or OVI