Traffic charges range from mild to severe and may carry a range of penalties. Unfortunately, in many cases, police officers issue traffic citations unfairly. When you are facing unfair and/or serious traffic charges, it is often in your best interests to consult a Sandusky and Norwalk Traffic Defense Attorney who has experience with these cases.
About Ohio Traffic Citations
You can receive a traffic charge any time you violate an Ohio traffic law. Some of the most common traffic charges include:
- Running a red light
- Failing to stop at a stop sign
- Illegal U-turns
- Failure to signal
- Failure to control
- Driving under suspension
- Reckless operation
- Driving a vehicle without the owner’s permission
- Hit and run
Each of these charges carries different potential penalties. In most cases, you must pay a fine. You may also accumulate points on your license. If you get enough points on your license, you will face additional penalties, such as license suspension.
Options for Dealing with Traffic Citations
If you receive a traffic ticket, you have two primary options. Either you can plead guilty, pay the required fine and accept any points, or you can try to fight the charge in court. If you refuse to pay the tickets or go to court, you may lose your license altogether.
While many people decide to just pay their fines and move on, this isn’t always the smartest choice. If you have several tickets, or if you are dealing with a particularly serious charge, it may be wiser to go to court and try to avoid the associated penalties.
Hiring a Traffic Defense Attorney
If you are facing a traffic citation and you want to fight it in court, you need to hire an experienced traffic defense attorney. A traffic defense attorney in Sandusky and Norwalk will be able to help you decide the best approach to dealing with your ticket. Your attorney will also be by your side in court as you fight the charge.
Contact Law Offices of T. Douglas Clifford, LLC
If you are facing traffic citations, don’t go to court without the right representation. T. Douglas Clifford is a Sandusky and Norwalk attorney with significant experience in traffic defense. Contact Law Offices of T. Douglas Clifford, LLC today to make an appointment.