Criminal Traffic Offenses relate to the actions of an individual while operating a motor vehicle that put others safety in great danger or while in the commission of certain crimes uses a motor vehicle.

Examples of criminal traffic offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol;
  • Driving with suspended or revoked license;
  • Violating court approved hardship driving privileges;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Driving with an open container;
  • Having illegal drugs in the vehicle (drug possession, drug trafficking);
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Illegal street racing;
  • Eluding law enforcement.

Depending on the circumstance and evidence collected against you, Criminal Traffic Offenses may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony crime. The actions of the Criminal Traffic Offense may be it's own crime, or the contributing factor of another crime.

Often aggressively prosecuted, when a person is charged with a criminal traffic offense it is important to be made fully aware of your legal rights, defense strategies, and to have aggressive, detailed, and dedicated criminal defense legal representation in your corner. Hiring an experienced criminal traffic defense attorney may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.

It is important to note that any criminal charge conviction has the potential for fines, jail or prison time, or other penalties. A conviction will give you a permanent criminal history that may affect many of your life goals and aspirations you have for your future. If the conviction is for a felony criminal traffic offense, you will loose some of your basic civil rights such as your right to vote, hold public office, work in certain employment professions, sit on a jury, own a passport, or own or possess a firearm.