Driving provides so many people with a sense of freedom and independence to come and go as one pleases. Driving is a skill that is learned early and practiced throughout life. The open road is filled with cars everyday and those cars are filled with different lives all going their own way, directed by drivers all with their own level of experience. But how different are their driving styles, really? Frankly, there are two types of drivers in this world. There are the people who take driver’s education and licensing so seriously that they become the skilled defensive drivers of this world that avoid accidents in a single bound (or lane). And there are the people who always seem to be in a minor or major accident or receiving a ticket here and there. Either way, some call it luck but due to the fact that the second driver impacts all drivers, these are all just cases waiting for the legal advice and expertise of a traffic lawyer.
The most common traffic violations that drivers encounter include moving violations, parking violations and other illegal vehicular activities such as driving while under the influence or other means of reckless endangerment of one’s self and other drivers or pedestrians. The types of violations and their associated penalties vary by state. This includes the absence of driver or passenger seat belt, the absence of child safety seats or the presence of hand held cellular phone conversations. But across the country there are parking and moving violations that are committed everyday but can be attested or assisted with the help of a traffic lawyer. Tickets are typically assigned for ignoring a no parking zone, improperly functioning car signals, making an improper turn, failing to stop for either a stop sign or a red light are all commonly ticketed violations. However, more serious violations include those that threaten or harm the lives of others such as failing to signal when changing lanes, driving at night without headlights or driving erratically for what every reason. It can cause one to strike another vehicle or person near the road.
There are a few circumstances that can impact your case for your traffic lawyer and therefore the court hearing your case. Your background is important to your case including whether you were driving under the influence of any substances or have a history with other charges in the past.