Running a Red Light
Las Vegas Traffic Ticket Attorney
Almost every driver will run a red light at least once. Most of the time
this is unintentional. Maybe a driver could not stop fast enough, so he
decided to run the red light to avoid slamming on his brakes. Perhaps
a driver thought she could make it through the yellow light, only to miss
it by a few seconds. Or maybe the driver was just simply not paying attention.
Because running a red light is traffic infraction, the penalties for a
red light ticket are usually nothing more than 4 points assessed to the
driver's driving record. However, if the driver caused a serious accident
that resulted in extensive property damage, serious injury, or death,
the penalties will be much more severe. In these types of situations a
driver may face charges for
reckless driving, reckless endangerment, destruction of property, and vehicular manslaughter.
All of these offenses are punishable by steep fines, incarceration, restitution,
probation, community service, license suspension, and more.
Why Should I Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer?
While it makes sense to hire an attorney for more serious traffic offenses,
many people are unconvinced they need to hire an attorney for a basic
traffic infraction like running a red light. While it may seem cheaper
to simply pay the fine and attend traffic school, it actually serves your
interests better to fight your ticket. If you pay your ticket it will
be as if you are admitting guilt. This can lead to an increase in your
insurance costs, and your license may be suspended. Once your license
is suspended, you will eventually have to go through the trouble of getting
it reinstated, which takes both time and money.
If you are still unconvinced about working with an attorney to fight your
ticket, please contact me,
Las Vegas traffic ticket attorney Chip Siegel. I can meet with you to discuss how your ticket might affect
your driving record and your future, and what I can do to help. I can
also address any questions or concerns you may have and provide you with
the information you need to make the best decision for your case.