SPEEDing & MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
At some point, every person has been guilty of speeding. Police officers, deputy sheriffs, and troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol enforce traffic laws. These law enforcement officers are actively looking for drivers who, for example, drive faster than the speed limit, run a stop sign or red light, make a lane change without signaling, among hundreds of other offenses. When an officer sees one of these minor traffic offenses, they have the authority to order you to pull over and issue you a ticket.
Along with a ticket comes points issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The BMV is a large state agency that handles the licensing of drivers and registration of vehicles. When a driver is issued a ticket, the driver must usually appear in court. If the driver is found guilty of the traffic offense, the court will report the offense to the BMV. In turn, the BMV assesses points on the driver’s record. A driver who accumulates 12 points will be deemed a repeat offender and lose their privilege to drive. Although points will only stay on a driver’s license for two years, it's important to not let BMV points add up.
Nobody wants a traffic ticket. That's why it's necessary to contact a traffic defense lawyer who will evaluate your case and provide the best defense for you. Just “paying the ticket” is an admission of your guilt. Some minor traffic offenses include:
- Following too closely
- Marked lanes
- Failing to signal
- Left of center
- Traffic control device
- Failure to assure a clear distance ahead
- Failure to yield
- Failure to control
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