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.
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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.
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