Criminal Traffic Offenses

There is a big difference between receiving a simple traffic ticket and being arrested for a criminal traffic offense.  Non-criminal traffic offenses include speeding, running a red light, failure to maintain a single lane, careless driving, improper right turn, improper left turn and the like.  Penalties for non-criminal traffic offenses usually include a fine and points added to your driving record.  If one accumulates enough points, his or her driving privilege could be suspended.

Criminal traffic offenses include DUI, Reckless Driving, Fleeing to Elude and the like.  Penalties for criminal traffic offenses can include a fine, court costs and jail time.  They can also result in the suspension of one’s driving privilege.  Criminal traffic offenses require an appearance in court.