Different Types of Traffic Violations
Traffic violations come in all shapes and sizes and can have a wide variety of impact on your budget and ability to drive. Most traffic violations result in points on your license. If you accumulate 12 or more points in a two-year period, your driver’s license will be suspended for six months. In addition, the number of points you have will impact your insurance rates. The more points you accumulate, the more your automobile insurance will cost.
What’s more, if you receive a traffic ticket and just pay the fine, that is your guilty plea. A guilty plea means you accept the points and the fine that comes with that plea. Though this may be the fastest way of dealing with a traffic ticket, it is not necessarily the best thing for you to do.
The following chart gives an abbreviated look at various traffic violations, from zero point violations, all the way through to the six point violations.
Driver’s License Points Penalty
Ohio Revised Code Citation
2913.02 (B) (10)
Immobilization Device Violation
Driving w/o Motorcycle License/Endorsement
Driving Under Suspended or Revoked License
Traffic Control Lights
Traffic Control Device/Signs
Violation to Avoid Light
Hit-Skip with Private Property Damage
Driving Under FRA Suspension
Following Too Close
Disregard of Safety
Willful and Wanton Disregard
DR w/o Owner Consent
MTR Vehicle Felony
Hit Skip/Leave Scene (Hit and Run)
Drag Racing on the Street
2903.08 (A) (2)
Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
Driving under OVI Suspension
4510.14, 4511.19, 4511.191
You do not have to just accept the traffic ticket and the fines and points that come with it. It is your right to contest the traffic ticket.
Do you need a traffic ticket attorney in Columbus, Ohio?
You can contest your traffic ticket. In fact, it is often to your advantage to fight the speeding ticket. If you are facing a traffic ticket or another in a series of traffic tickets in Columbus, Ohio, you need an attorney who knows the law and can help you fight these traffic offenses. Get the representation of a skilled and trusted attorney who can give you the help you need. The Maher Law Firm can make sure that your rights and driver’s license are protected. Founding attorney Colin Maher has in-depth knowledge and experience working with traffic cases and he will put his skills to work for you. Call The Maher Law Firm today for a free consultation at 614-205-2208 or contact us online.