Moving Violations in Youngstown
Most of the time, when you are on the road and the police stop you for an alleged violation, you are probably confused. It is because you probably didn’t do it or didn’t realize that it was an offense. And that is why you feel that arguing with the officer will be futile and you pay the fine to get it over with. What you don’t realize is that when you are paying the ticket for something minor or something you have not done, you are pleading guilty.
Most of the moving violations are minor and don’t end in a jail sentence. But when you start accumulating points in your license, the effect can be farfetched. Not only that. Some of the violations can have serious consequences which you might not realize. The following consequences you will have to face:
- Sentence of jail and a criminal record in the case of serious violation
- Expensive fines
- Points in the driver’s license
- Suspension of your driver’s license and CDL
- Hefty car insurance premiums
- Losing job and income capacity
- Civil lawsuit if you caused an accident while violating the rules
That is why no matter how negligible a traffic ticket might seem to you, you need to hire a Youngstown traffic lawyer who can contest your traffic ticket and get the charges dismissed so that you can save your time and money from future harassment. Come to Youngstown Criminal Law Group and let us hear about your case.Common Types of Moving violation and penalties in Ohio
The following are some of the most common moving violations and penalties from which our Ohio traffic lawyer Youngstown traffic lawyer can save you.
- Assured Clear Distance Ahead
- Not Obeying the Traffic Control Device
- Not Stopping for a School Bus
- Failure to Yield
- Failure to physically control the vehicle on the road will also get you point on the license along with fine.
- Taking illegal U turns can also result in minor misdemeanor, a fourth and a third degree misdemeanor, depending on the seriousness.
- Getting 12 or more points on the driver’s license will cause suspension.
When you are driving on the roads of Ohio, you need to keep a safe distance from the rear of the car that is ahead of you. Failure to do so will be a minor misdemeanor with a fine of $150 and 2 points on your license. If you have the same violation twice, then it will be a fourth degree misdemeanor with 30 days jail and a fine of up to $250. For three or more previous violations, you will get a third degree misdemeanor with 60 days jail and a fine of $500.
When driving, you are agreeing to obey all kinds of traffic control devices. Failure to do so will bring you charges and points on the license. Running a stop sign or red light, not obeying the flagger, no-turns sign or driving in the zone of construction can get you charges. You can get the minor misdemeanor for the first time. For two violations, you will get a fourth degree misdemeanor, and for three or more, you will get a third degree misdemeanor.
School buses are supposed to protect children. When you see a school bus with kids getting in or out, you need to stop so that children’s lives are not endangered. Failure to do so will get you ticket. You will get 2 points and will have to pay a fine of $500.
Failing to yield will be under several violations. You are supposed to yield at an intersection, while turning left, at signs, to pedestrians on the sidewalk or crosswalk, to funeral procession, and to a blind person. Not doing so will get you a minor misdemeanor, fourth or third degree misdemeanor depending on the seriousness.
Come to Youngstown Criminal Law Group when you get a ticket. Instead of pleading guilty and ignoring the long term consequences, you can contest and fight the case with our Ohio traffic lawyer. Give us a call today for a free consultation.