While the simplest response to receiving a traffic ticket is to pay it, this can result in serious consequences that can jeopardize your driving privileges. The Akron traffic offenses lawyers at Patituce & Associates, LLC are skilled criminal defense lawyers who have successfully tried over 200 cases. We know what it takes to win and will work diligently to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we provide a no-cost phone consultation to discuss your case. Contact us today to get started.
How Our Akron Traffic Offenses Lawyers Help with Traffic Offense Cases
Our Akron traffic offenses lawyers can help you with your traffic ticket case by:
- Explaining the citation against you and what the law enforcement officer is alleging
- Determining the defenses that we may be able to raise on your behalf
- Negotiating with the prosecutor to minimize the impact of a ticket
- Assisting you with securing a hardship exemption or reinstating your driving privileges
- Representing you at trial, if necessary
- Appealing your conviction, in appropriate cases
If you have received a ticket citation, contact our Akron criminal defense lawyer today. We are available 24/7.
Types of Traffic Offenses Our Lawyers Handle
Our experienced traffic offense lawyers can defend individuals charged with various traffic citations, including:
- Speeding (O.R.C. 4511.21) – It is unlawful to operate a vehicle at a speed above the posted speed limit or in excess of a reasonable speed, given the current road conditions.
- Running a red light or stop sign (O.R.C. 4511.12 ) – All drivers must obey traffic control devices and traffic signs.
- Texting while driving (O.R.C. 4511.204) – Using a handheld electronic device to send, read, or write a text message while driving is illegal and can result in a misdemeanor charge.
- Driving with no insurance (O.R.C. 4509.01) – All drivers must maintain minimum levels of liability insurance to avoid charges for driving with no insurance. These limits include:
- $25,000 for bodily injury or death to one person
- $50,000 for bodily injury or death of more than one person
- $25,000 for property damage
- CDL holders citations – CDL holders who are found guilty of violating a traffic law while operating their commercial or private vehicle can have their CDL disqualified for anywhere from 60 days to life.
Potential Penalties for Akron Traffic Offenses
Depending on the traffic ticket, a conviction can result in:
- 2 points being added to your driver’s license
- 4 points being added to your driver’s license
- 6 points being added to your driver’s license
If you accumulate 12 or more points within two years, your driver’s license can be suspended for 12 months. This can make it difficult for you to get to work and take care of everyday responsibilities.
Other potential consequences include the potential loss of your CDL, fines, and higher insurance premiums.
- Criminal charges, with many traffic offenses rising to the level of a misdemeanor or other criminal charge
Contact Our Akron Traffic Offenses Lawyers for Help
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we can help fight to keep your driving privileges. We offer a free case review, so you can learn about the alternatives to paying the fine with no risk to you. Contact us today to get started.