Juvenile Traffic Offenses
Most offenses involve speeding or violations attributable to not paying attention, like rolling through a stop sign or improper lane use. Most of the time the fine will be between $25.00 and $50.00, plus the payment of Court costs, but the scary part comes with finding out what kind of license suspension the Court levies against the driver.
For a First Offense, the minor should expect to pay a fine of up to $50.00 along with Court costs. The minor should also be prepared to face a license suspension of some kind, which could last as little as 30 days, or when a 16-year-old gets a ticket, could last until the driver turns 17 years of age. For a Second Offense, or for serious driving infractions, like OVI, the minor should expect fines, Court costs, a license suspension, and a period of probation (aka – community control). Naturally, nobody wants to have to face penalties like these, so a skilled attorney can help with damage control and lessen the possible penalties.
For instance, if eligible, a teen driver can take a driver improvement course to avoid a ticket. There are a few other ways to keep the penalties from being levied too harshly, but following the guidance we provide to the letter will be very important. With that said, the best thing a teen driver can do is obey the law and pay attention. That’s always a much better option than ignoring the law and paying an attorney.
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