Our legal counsel has successfully represented many individuals charged with a variety of traffic violations including equipment violations, reckless driving charges, speeding charges, suspended license violations, and traffic signal violations. Because these cases are frequently complicated, and weathering the numerous obstacles that arise in the court system can be challenging, it is often critical to obtain the assistance of a seasoned traffic ticket attorney.
Common Ohio Traffic Violations
Being charged with a traffic violation in Ohio can result in points being placed on your license as well as fines. For some people who drive for a living, these charges can result in significant career obstacles. Some of the traffic violations that our legal counsel most often handles include the following:
- Driving within lanes of traffic: A motor vehicle operator is required to drive a vehicle as much as is safely possible within one lane of traffic. Failure to follow these laws can result in a person facing a fine.
- Failure to control a vehicle: Drivers are prohibited from not being in reasonable control of a vehicle and face fines as well points on their driver’s license if a violation occurs.
- Failure to obey a law enforcement officer: Whenever a law enforcement gives a signal, drivers are expected to follow. Drivers are also prohibited from fleeing the scene after a law enforcement officer turns on a vehicle’s lights or sirens. These offenses are classified as first degree misdemeanors and can result in six months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, and a driver’s license suspension of up to two years.
- Failure to obey a school crossing guards: Much like law enforcement officers, motor vehicle drivers are expected to follow directions provided by crossing guards. Failure to obey these directions can result in a fine.
- Following too closely: Motor vehicle drivers in Ohio are prohibited from following more closely than is reasonable to other vehicles on the road. Most often, these violations are classified as minor misdemeanors that carry a fine.
- Illegal U-Turns: Drivers are prohibited from making u-turns in numerous locations throughout Ohio. Failure to follow these laws can result in fines for a first time violation.
- Reckless operation of a vehicle: A motor vehicle operator is prohibited from driving a vehicle without considering the safety of other people and property. These offenses can result in a person facing a several hundred dollar fine and time in jail.
- Resisting a law enforcement officer: A person is prohibited from abusing, hindering, obstructing, or restricting any law enforcement officer who is trying to arrest an individual under Ohio’s traffic code. These violations result in fines.
- Running a red light: Motor vehicle operators are always expected to follow traffic signals, including red lights. Running a red light can result in a person being charged with a minor misdemeanor that carries a fine.
Speak with a Seasoned Attorney
Our legal counsel has significant experience representing drivers in Ohio who are charged with a variety of traffic offenses. Contact Kruger & Hodges today to schedule an initial free consultation during which time our lawyers can outline your various available options for obtaining the best possible results in your case.