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Traffic Violations

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Traffic violations are very common offenses in California, particularly due to the vast number of motorists driving on congested streets and freeways. Traffic violations exist and are enforced to discourage unsafe driving and to educate and reform bad drivers. Most traffic violation tickets are issued for traffic offenses called infractions, which are typically minor and may only involve the payment of a ticket. However, a traffic violation may be classified as a misdemeanor or even a felony, particularly when the offense involves injury to a person or destruction of property and the driver leaves the scene of the accident (often referred to as a "hit and run").

Some examples of traffic violations are:

  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving (DUI)
  • Traffic tickets
  • Speeding
  • Drag racing
  • Road racing
  • Moving violations
  • Hit and run
  • Failure to stop for a police officer
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle)

Defending Against Traffic Violations

If you have been charged with a traffic violation it is important that you speak with an experienced lawyer right away to learn more about your rights and what penalties you may face. At the Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller, we have almost 40 years of experience defending traffic violation cases. Our attorneys and staff will work hard to clean up your driving record, get you your license back, avoid points on your driving record and lower or drop any charges that you may be facing.

A traffic violation can result in the loss of your license, points on your driving record, traffic warrants, probation, fines and even jail time. Traffic violations can severely damage and destroy your driving record. They can even make it so you lose your driver's license for life. Only an experienced attorney who will fight to defend your rights and protect your future can help you avoid harsh penalties.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller - San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Phone: (408) 673-9140