Traffic cases are a very broad category of offenses and some are more serious that others. The charges can range from speeding to improper lane change to failing to signal to Driving While Suspended or Revoked to Driving Without Insurance as well as many other types of charges.
Most Traffic Charges are considered to be just traffic infractions, but some can rise to the level of being treated as unclassified misdemeanors, Class C misdemeanors, Class B misdemeanors, and even Class A misdemeanors. If they are unclassified or class C misdemeanors, upon conviction you can be sentenced up to 30 days in jail and fined up to $500.00. Further, if it is considered a moving violation, which many are, then I as your attorney can potentially get your ticket amended down to a non-moving violation which helps you save on your insurance cost by keeping them from going on your driving record as a moving violation.
Driving While Suspended or Revoked and Driving Without Insurance are a couple of the more serious traffic offenses in the State of Kansas. Upon a first conviction of either, you can be sentenced up to 6 months in jail and fined up to $1.000.00. Upon a second conviction or subsequent conviction, you can be sentenced up to 1 year in jail with minimum mandatory jail sanctions and/or house arrest imposed and fined up to $2,500.00. Further, a conviction of either or both will cause restrictions to be imposed upon your driving privileges. However, in some case, I will be able to get your Driving While Suspended charge amended down to no driver's license in possession or your Driving Without Insurance dismissed, saving you hundreds of dollars in fines as well as getting you or keeping you properly licensed and insured as well as preventing any jail sanction and/or house arrest being imposed by the Court.
So, advising you on how to keep your license valid or helping you get your license reinstated which prevents a serious traffic conviction being placed on your driving record and potentially keeping you from going to jail or serving time on house arrest is invaluable. It, also, keeps you from being declared a Habitual Violator. A Habitual Violator is someone who has been convicted of three or more serious traffic offenses in a five year period, and upon being declared a Habitual Violator there is nothing you or anyone else can do. Your privileges to drive will be revoked for three years.
As you can see Traffic cases can have significant consequences, and are very complex. An experienced Attorney is necessary to help you navigate through the complex Court proceedings you are facing as well as advising and counseling you on how to proceed with your Traffic case. With over 18 years as an experienced Traffic Attorney, you can trust that I have the necessary legal experience, expertise and competence to effectively represent you in your Traffic case. So when you have been accused of a Traffic offense, let me solve your legal problems easily!
DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law