With more than 90% of Americans licensed to drive with one or more vehicles, traffic violations will occur as they violate the laws of the roads.
Violations include speeding, running traffic lights, DUI, and more. These violations usually are processed in local state court offices.
Traffic Tickets and Strict Liability
Most traffic tickets are issued for “strict Liability “offenses. In other words no particular criminal intent is needed to convict a person of the offense. The only proof needed is that the person committed the offense.
. Strict-liability traffic offenses typically include such offenses as:
· Failure to yield
· Turning into the wrong lane
· Driving a car with burned-out headlights
· Parking in a handicap spot without the required sticker, and
· Overdue parking meters.
Moving Violations vs. Non-Moving Violations
These are the key violations. Moving is easy to understand , but non-moving includes usually faulty equipment such as burned out signal or brake light, or parking in front of fire hydrant, or in no parking zone,etc.
There are two types of speeding laws :
· Laws that set specific maximum speed limits in certain settings. For example, a state may declare different maximum speeds at which a vehicle may be operated on a state highway (65 mph), on a residential street (35 mph), and in a school zone (25 mph).
· Laws that require drivers to operate their vehicles at a speed that is reasonable under the circumstances. For example, even if the posted maximum speed limit on a rural highway is 65 mph, driving on that highway at 65 mph in a torrential rainstorm at night could result in a speeding ticket, because driving at such a speed could be deemed unsafe based on the hazardous road and weather conditions.
The Radmore Firm wants to hear your case and provide the best solutions to resolve your traffic violations. Contact us today.