Riverside Traffic Attorney
Do I Normally Need a Riverside Traffic Attorney?
A regular traffic ticket can normally just be paid and resolved fairly inexpensively, without the need to hire an attorney. However, if you fail to appear in traffic court on your traffic ticket, you will be charged with VC 40508 and/or VC 40509.5 (failure to appear charges) which can result in a warrant being issued or a hold being placed on your driver’s license.
Further, if you continue to drive once your driver’s license has a hold on it due to a failure to appear in traffic court, and if you are pulled over by a police officer who then runs your license, you can additionally be charged with a VC 14601.1 charge, which can be charged as a misdemeanor as well as result in two points on your DMV record.
So a basic traffic ticket that initially started out as an infraction could eventually end up suspending your license (in the case where you have failed to appear in court) and could result in you being charged with a misdemeanor (such as VC 14601.1 or VC 12500).
Since commercial drivers are only traffic school eligible in limited circumstances, if you are charged with a traffic ticket that is a moving violation, you could be subject to losing your job or having prohibitively expensive insurance premiums. In this case, it also makes sense to hire a Riverside traffic attorney to fight the charges for you.
Traffic Tickets With Excessive Consequences
There are several types of traffic tickets that have more excessive consequences than the average ticket. For example, a conviction under VC 23111 (cigarette ash ticket) results in 8 hours of mandatory community service. A VC 23109 (exhibition of speed) charge can be charged as a misdemeanor and results in two points on your DMV record. Another excessive traffic ticket is VC 22348(b) (speeding over 100 miles per hour) which can result in the suspension of your driver’s license for up to 30 days.
Get Help From a Riverside Traffic Attorney
Attorney Paul Denni is a Riverside traffic attorney and can help you with your Riverside County traffic ticket or other ticket in southern California. Mr. Denni can be reached by phone at 888-250-8450, by email at TrafficDefenseHelp@gmail.com, or in Contact Form to the right.