DC Traffic Lawyer

While many traffic violations in DC result in citations that are merely an inconvenience for the ticketed party, there are other DC traffic offenses that can result in criminal misdemeanor charges.

Whether you need to fight a ticket to keep too many points from accumulating on your license, or whether you are facing criminal charges as a result of a serious traffic offense, consult an experienced DC traffic lawyer to understand your options for defense. A skilled defense attorney will be essential in protecting your rights. En Español.

Traffic Violations

dc traffic lawyer david benowitz attorney at lawTraffic attorneys help their clients fight minor traffic tickets as well as criminal traffic violations, including:

If someone has been charged with these or any other traffic offenses, they should contact a DC traffic attorney as soon as possible to begin protecting their rights and to discuss whether they may be eligible for a restricted license. Someone’s attorney will evaluate their case from the initial traffic stop throughout the entire judicial process to ensure that their rights are upheld and that they do not face any excessive consequences as a result of their charge. With careful analysis of police procedures and evidence in their client’s case, a skilled DC traffic lawyer may be able to have the charges against them reduced or dismissed completely.

Suspended License

Charges for driving under a suspended license can be an unpleasant surprise for a DC motorist. Some DC drivers do not know their licenses have been suspended until they are stopped by law enforcement, and this turns what they’d believed was a routine traffic stop into a handcuffed trip to a police station. Other DC motorists who make the voluntary decision to drive under a suspended or revoked license are unaware of the severity of the potential consequences; specifically, that being stopped for this offense will bring legal action not just from the DMV, but criminal charges as well. If someone has concerns driving under a suspended license in DC, read for more information on these charges.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving in DC is a criminal misdemeanor, as codified under Section 50-2201.04 of the DC Code. If you are convicted of reckless driving you could face fines of up to $1,000 (for a subsequent conviction within two years), suspension or revocation of your license, skyrocketing insurance premiums, and even up to a year in jail (for a subsequent conviction within two years). Some common traffic offenses that can result in DC reckless driving charges include:

  • Speeding in excess of 20 mph over posted limit
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
  • Eluding Police
  • Causing a motor vehicle accident
  • Tailgating or following too closely behind a vehicle

A DC reckless driving conviction can impact your personal life as it results in a criminal record. To help prevent personal and legal consequences of reckless driving, discuss your options for defense with a traffic attorney as soon as possible.

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