Traffic Offenses

After multiple traffic violations, points begin to accumulate against your driver’s license. The results of this over time can lead to increasingly severe penalties, leading to the loss your driving privileges and can even result in jail time.

 

Speeding – Speeding is one of the most common tickets that drivers receive. Many people do not consider fighting this in court, but Arizona has a “reasonable and prudent standard” for speeding. Meaning that the speed limit is just a baseline that has the potential to be rebutted in court.

 

Reckless Driving – “Willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property” is considered reckless driving. The penalties can range widely depending on if property was damaged or if it results in someone’s injury. Offenders can face traffic safety school, driver’s license suspension, 4 months in jail, and a maximum fine of $750 plus surcharges. A second conviction carries a mandatory 20 day jail sentence and even more serious consequences.

 

Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License – This is a class 1 misdemeanor charge, which can result in jail time of up to 6 months, a maximum fine of $2,500.00, and driver’s license restrictions. Arizona police departments often have Automatic License Plate Scanning technology, which allows them to track down violators even when there are no other violations.