There are different levels of traffic crimes. They can be as small as a traffic ticket or they can be as significant as felony death by vehicle. Even if the offense is not a serious one, it is the number of offenses that can carry the serious penalties that can go beyond a fine. For example, a person can have their license revoked and then be charged with Driving After Revocation or Driving After Suspension. It is also a crime to drive without insurance.
If you have been charged with a traffic crime, it doesn’t matter how big or how small it is; you need an experienced St. Paul traffic crimes attorney to help you fight the charges so you can receive the best outcome possible.
Driving After Revocation
Driving After Revocation is a very common offense, as is Driving After Suspension and driving without insurance. As for why a license may be revoked, it can be revoked for a DWI conviction, criminal vehicular operation, driving over 100 mph, or hit and run when there is an injury.
Driver’s license suspension can happen when a person hasn’t paid child support, hasn’t paid for traffic tickets, or is being convicted of another traffic or criminal offense.
If you drive your vehicle after revocation, then you are subject to additional criminal charges and this can result in fines, jail time, and other penalties, depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime.
Common Traffic Violations in Minnesota
Many traffic violations are considered a petty misdemeanor, such as a traffic ticket. These crimes can have fines up to $300. There are some offenses, however, that are charged as misdemeanors and a conviction will result in fines up to $1,000 and a max of 90 days in jail. Subsequent convictions can be charged as gross misdemeanors, which can result in a fine of $3,000, jail time, or both. Tickets are also issued for the following:
- Reckless driving
- Felony death by vehicle
- Hit and run
- Negligent homicide with a motor vehicle
If you have been charged with any of these crimes, you deserve a skillful and dedicated defense. At the Law Office of Mark Herman, you will work with a Minneapolis traffic crimes attorney who will work toward achieving the best possible outcome in your case. The outcome could be avoiding jail time or making sure you can maintain your driving privileges.
Contact Mark Herman When You Are in Need of an Experienced Traffic Crimes Lawyer
While traffic crimes may seem rather minor, that traffic ticket can do more damage than you think. It can keep you from keeping or getting a job that requires a clean driving record and it can raise your insurance rates. It also puts you closer to license revocation if you have subsequent convictions. It is important to fight even the slightest traffic offense. To find out how the Law Office of Mark Herman can help you, call 24/7 at 612-382-4545 for a free consultation.