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Points begin to accumulate against your driver’s license after receiving multiple traffic violations. Those results can lead to increasingly severe penalties, which can then lead to the loss of your driving privileges and even result in jail time. Each of these traffic offenses have their own penalties attached to them:
Speeding – Speeding is one of the most common tickets that drivers receive. Many people do not consider fighting their speeding tickets in court even though Arizona has a “reasonable and prudent standard” for speeding. That means the speed limit is viewed as a baseline and has the potential to be rebutted in court.
Reckless Driving – Reckless driving is considered to be the “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property.” Penalties for reckless driving can range widely depending on property damage and a person’s injuries. Offenders can face driver’s license suspension, traffic safety school, a maximum fine of $750 plus surcharges, and four months in jail. A second conviction carries a mandatory twenty-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 six months, a maximum fine of $2,500, 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.
The focus of Coolidge Law Firm is to defend our clients exclusively against all types of criminal charges including felonies, DUI, Extreme DUI, domestic violence, traffic offenses, and more. If you need assistance with a traffic violations or an Extreme DUI, contact us today.
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