Noble County Traffic Violations Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Traffic Violations in Southwest & East Central Ohio
Driving mistakes happen. Whether you have been stopped for speeding or disobeying a traffic rule, you may face a traffic ticket that could spiral into longer-term consequences, such as a license suspension. Our attorneys at Cross Law Office, LLC are familiar with the local traffic laws and how to fight for your interests in court.
Drivers commonly believe paying a traffic ticket is the most efficient way to resolve the violation. However, paying a ticket in some cases means admitting fault; fighting a ticket in court with an experienced traffic lawyer is your best option for getting rid of the ticket while protecting your driving record.
Facing a traffic violation in Ohio? Call Cross Law Office, LLC today at (740) 997-2004 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our traffic violations attorney in Noble County!
What are Common Traffic Offenses in Ohio?
Traffic violations include a range of driving-related offenses, such as:
- Reckless driving
- Failing to stop at a stop sign
- Operating while intoxicated
- Driving on a suspended license
- Following too closely
- Doing a prohibited U-turn
- Failing to stop for a school bus
Each offense is penalized differently, with citations calling for fines, possible jail time, license suspension, and points on your driver’s license.
What are the Penalties for Speeding in Ohio?
For instance, speeding, which can occur by driving at an unreasonable and unsafe speed or by violating a posted speed limit, is punishable by the following based on the driver’s previous convictions:
- First and second offenses – a minor misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $150
- Third offense (within 1 year) – a fourth-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $250
- Fourth or subsequent offense (within 1 year) – a third-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $500
Speeding offenses also all incur a certain number of points on your driver’s license (more about this below). Driving 30 mph or more over the speed limit will result in 4 points; going more than 10 mph over the speed limit in a 55 mph or higher zone or more than 5 mph in any other speed zone will result in 2 points.
Ohio’s Points System for Traffic Violations
Ohio implements a point system for traffic violations. Points are assessed to a driver’s driving record for certain traffic violations; accumulating 12 points in a 2-year period could result in a license suspension period. Some examples of point values assigned to traffic offenses are:
- Speeding – 2-4 points
- Failing to stop at a stop sign – 2 points
- Making an illegal turn – 2 points
- Fleeing or eluding law enforcement – 6 points
- Reckless driving – 4 points
- Driving on a suspended license – 2-6 points
- Driving under the influence – 6 points
Points stay on your driving record permanently, but only points accumulated within the same 2-year period will be counted towards accumulated points for license suspension. Having 12 points in 2 years will result in 6 months of license suspension (though you can appeal this suspension).
Contact Our Noble County Traffic Violations Attorney Today
If you have been stopped for a traffic violation in Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Guernsey, Jefferson, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, or Washington Counties, do not hesitate to contact an experienced traffic lawyer about your legal options. Our criminal defense attorneys at Cross Law Office can take a detailed look at your situation to help you better understand the potential penalties you are facing and how to combat the impact on your driving record.
Contact Cross Law Office today to schedule a consultation with our traffic violations lawyer in Noble County!
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