Whether you are a brand new or veteran driver, you will likely face a traffic violation at some point. Though they usually carry insignificant consequences, they can be huge annoyances, costing you hundreds of dollars and limiting your ability to drive. Furthermore, if you receive several violations in a short span of time, you may be susceptible to harsher consequences. Whether you’ve been issued one unfounded ticket or seven, you need to secure representation from a legal professional who know how to handle these types of cases. Turn to the Columbia traffic ticket lawyers at our firm today for counsel you can trust!
Unlike other offenses, no criminal intent is needed in order to convict an individual of a traffic violation. The authorities only need the evidence that you actually committed the violation. This is known as strict liability. If there is ample evidence that you were speeding, no further proof is needed for your intent of committing the crime, it merely needs to be proved that you did it.
However, if you injure someone or destroy property, it is likely that you will be charged with a misdemeanor of a felony. If you fail to yield and destroy another car or harm another driver, you can be charged with reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor. Likewise, some acts are defined as felonies, such as fleeing the scene of an accident or operating a vehicle with a revoked license. If you are charged with these types of allegations, it is best to get experienced counsel on your side who can guide you through every part of the process and help you get the best outcome possible.
If you have been charged with a serious traffic crime, reach out to a Columbia traffic violation attorney at Holder Susan Slusher, LLC, in Columbia. We can aggressively fight for your rights and help you build the strongest possible defense.
Not sure how to resolve your ticket? Reach out to us today for a free consultation!