Traffic violations are categorized into two areas which are infractions and criminal offenses.
An infraction is not considered a criminal charge and no jail time can be imposed. Infractions an be either a moving violation such as a speeding ticket, or a non-moving violation such as expired tabs. There are numerous infractions that can be issued by either city, or state officers.
A criminal traffic offense is can be either a misdemeanor punishable for up to 90 days in jail and $1000 fine, a gross misdemeanor punishable up to 365 days in jail and a $5000 fine, or a felony punishable up to many years in jail depending on the felony class. The most common criminal traffic violation is driving with license suspended 3rd degree. Examples of other criminal traffic violations would incude DUIs, reckless driving, hit and run, and negligent driving.
Any criminal charge is serious and Russell West will help you get the best possible results. Reasonable fees and payment plans are available. If you have questions regarding your infraction or arrest for criminal traffic call 509-993-0748.