Do you have a traffic ticket in Murfreesboro?
Traffic violations can range from parking tickets to speeding and reckless driving. Failing to pay a traffic ticket can result in additional fines, potential arrest and other expenses such as bail. Those who have many violations risk increased fines and driver license suspension.
Many traffic violations may seem like minor issues which don’t require the help of an attorney. But in fact, while they do range in severity, a traffic violation conviction is a criminal charge which can lead to serious penalties. Typical penalties for traffic crimes can include any or all of the following:
- Temporary suspension or extended loss of your license
- Hefty fines
- Jail or prison sentence
- Mandatory driving school or other educational program
- Mandatory alcohol or drug treatment program (for DUI crimes)
What to do when given a traffic ticket
If you receive a traffic ticket, you may either pay it or fight it. If you decide to fight a ticket, contact a Tennessee traffic violations lawyer.
Fines and penalties
Traffic fines in Tennessee vary by court. If you do not pay on time, you will be charged additional late fees. Refer to your traffic ticket to determine your exact ticket amount, deadlines, and penalties.
Tennessee’s Department of Licensing (DOL) does not operate under a driving record point system. However, there are penalties, including driver’s license suspension and revocation, for repeat speeding tickets or other violations that exhibit a pattern of unsafe driving. Too many traffic violations on your driving record or commit a major violation, your driver’s license can be suspended.
Some major violations can include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Not carrying adequate car insurance
Hiring an Attorney
Fighting your traffic ticket can help you avoid fines, increased insurance premiums and license suspension. A traffic ticket attorney is a major asset in that fight.
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