Arizona Traffic Violations Attorneys
Traffic offenses in Arizona encompass a wide range of violations, including speeding tickets and various other infractions. The Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) outline the laws and penalties associated with these offenses. Common traffic violations include speeding, running red lights, stop sign violations, failure to yield, reckless driving, driving without insurance, and using a mobile device while driving.
Consequences of Getting Traffic Tickets
When a driver receives a traffic ticket in Arizona, they typically face fines and may have points added to their driving record. Accumulating too many points can lead to the suspension of their driver’s license. Additionally, traffic violations can result in increased insurance premiums, and some offenses, such as reckless driving, may lead to criminal charges. It’s essential to address traffic tickets promptly by paying fines, attending defensive driving school (if eligible), or contesting the citation in court if there are grounds to do so.
Criminal Speeding (ARS 28-701.02)
In Arizona, criminal speeding is a specific traffic offense defined in ARS 28-701.02. It occurs when a driver exceeds the speed limit by 20 miles per hour or more in a residential or business district, or by 35 miles per hour or more in other locations. Conviction for criminal speeding can result in substantial fines, mandatory defensive driving school, and possible driver’s license suspension. Moreover, a criminal speeding conviction may have more severe consequences than a standard speeding ticket, including a criminal record. Legal representation is advisable when facing criminal speeding charges to explore potential defenses and minimize the penalties associated with this offense.
Commercial Drivers License Arizona
Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) in Arizona are subject to stringent regulations, and traffic violations can have severe consequences for CDL holders. Beyond the typical fines and points that accompany traffic tickets, CDL drivers face additional penalties, such as potential disqualification of their CDL. Even minor infractions can result in temporary or permanent suspension, impacting their ability to make a living as professional drivers. Moreover, certain offenses, including driving under the influence (DUI) or leaving the scene of an accident, can lead to immediate disqualification. Consequently, CDL holders who have been charged with a traffic violation should hire an Arizona lawyer as soon as possible to negotiate a resolution that limits the damage to their ability to make a living.