At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our Columbus traffic offenses lawyers and former prosecutors understand how a traffic ticket can impact you. Depending on the type of ticket, you could be facing two, four, or six points on your driving record. If you accumulate 12 points within two years, your license could be suspended, which could put your job and freedom in jeopardy. But you don’t have to deal with the situation alone. Our team can help you fight the ticket to avoid these consequences. If you’ve received a traffic ticket, don’t hesitate to contact our Columbus traffic offense attorney today.
How Our Columbus Traffic Offenses Lawyers Can Help
Our Columbus traffic offenses lawyers can work to protect your rights and driving privileges by:
- Explaining the charges against you so that you can explain defenses that might apply to your case
- Gathering evidence to support your version of events
- Negotiating for a dismissal or reduction of your ticket
- Exploring other options that will not have an adverse effect on your driving privileges
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary
We can also help you apply for an occupational license on your behalf if your driving privileges have been suspended so you can drive for essential purposes
If you have received a ticket citation, do not delay. You only have a limited time to act. Contact our Columbus traffic offense lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Traffic Offense Cases Our Lawyers Handle
Our Columbus traffic offense lawyers are equipped to handle the most serious of traffic violation cases. We can help with cases including:
- Speeding – O.R.C. 4511.21 makes it unlawful for a driver to operate a vehicle above the posted speed limit or above a reasonable speed, based on current road conditions.
- Running a red light or stop sign – O.R.C. 4511.12 mandates that drivers obey all traffic control devices. If they run a red light or stop sign, they can face serious consequences.
- Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – Under O.R.C. 4511.19, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater, a certain concentration of specified controlled substances, or alcohol, a controlled substance, or combination of them that adversely affects one’s driving ability.
- Texting while driving – Under O.R.C. 4511.204, texting while driving is considered a primary offense, so a law enforcement officer can stop and ticket a driver they see violating this law.
- Driving with no insurance – Under O.R.C. 4509.01, drivers must maintain a minimum of $25,000 for bodily injury or death to one person, $50,000 for bodily injury or death of more than one person in a single accident, and $25,000 for property damage they cause because of their negligence. If they do not maintain state-mandated insurance, they can face costly tickets and other consequences.
Potential Penalties for Columbus Traffic Offenses
The goal of our Columbus traffic offenses lawyers is to help you avoid the potential consequences of receiving a citation for the offense, which might include:
- Criminal charges, with many traffic offenses rising to the level of a misdemeanor or other criminal charge
- Costly fines
- Loss of driving privileges
- The requirement to turn in their license plates
- Loss of a commercial driver’s license
Contact Our Columbus Traffic Offenses Lawyers for Help
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we want to help you fight that ticket and prevent it from derailing your life. Contact us today for your free consultation.