Santa Monica Traffic Crime Lawyer
About Traffic Crimes
The list of traffic crimes include hit and run, driving with a suspended license, driving with a restricted license, reckless driving and DUI. Many of these can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on factors including prior record and/or the extent of damage or injuries that may have occurred. In addition to a criminal record and possible imprisonment and fines, depending on the charges, one's driving record with the DMV can definitely be negatively impacted by a traffic crime conviction. Even traffic tickets can result in points on your record, or even a complete suspension of your driver's license. For instance, you may lose your driving privileges for up to 3 years if you have accrued 4 points in the last year, 6 points in the last 2 years, or 8 points in that last 3 years.
Traffic crime charges present serious potential problems for the accused, and knowledgeable criminal defense counsel will have an excellent grasp of this area of the law, and can provide the necessary defense to mitigate these charges or even get them dropped altogether, based on thoroughness of investigation and effective legal know-how when dealing with the courts. If you or someone you love is charged with a traffic crime, it is imperative that you contact a Santa Monica criminal defense attorney at once to ensure you take the best steps towards protecting your future.