In the state of California, a ticket for a traffic offense will result in points accrued against an individual as a driver. An increase in driver points will result in higher auto insurance premiums for some time to come. An excessive amount of traffic or moving violation tickets in a specific time period can result in one receiving a “negligent driver” status, possibly resulting in a temporary suspension of license.
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the following ratio of point counts to time period can result in a negligent driver status:
It should be noted that diligent and timely payment of fines affiliated with traffic offenses will not alleviate points against an individual, or lesson the penalty attached to a negligent driver status.
Examples of one point violations include traffic offenses such as failure to yield, failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, making an illegal turn and speeding. An accident where one is found to be at-fault will also result in accruing one point against his/her license. If one is convicted of reckless driving, hit and run, DUI or driving with a suspended/revoked license, two points will be accrued against that individual.
We at Luftman, Heck & Associates provide strong, experienced legal representation for clients charged with a traffic offense in California. We fully understand that every case is unique and manage all of our client cases around the circumstances and not the charges they are facing. Our attorneys are experienced and offer a proven track record in providing successful outcomes for our clients facing traffic offense charges.
If you or a loved one are in need of traffic defense representation and are interested in learning more about Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP, please contact us online. A member of our San Diego law firm will contact you directly to discuss your case in more detail and provide additional information about our traffic defense services.