A traffic offense can be classified as a civil infraction or a criminal violation. Civil offenses include but are not limited to, speeding tickets, violation of traffic signals, seat belt violations and certain offenses relating to insurance and registration of motor vehicles, etc.
Civil offenses are normally resolved with fines and/or classes. Though less severe than a criminal traffic charge, a civil charge can cause points to accumulate on your driving record. Too many points can lead to a suspension of your driver’s license. Continued point suspension may result in classification as Habitual Traffic Offender and a five years driver’s license revocation. If a person is caught driving with a driver’s license which has been revoked due to designation as a habitual traffic offender, he or she will be charged with a third degree felony.
Criminal traffic violations include offenses such as Driving While License Suspended or Revoked with Knowledge, Driving with No Valid License, Reckless Driving, Racing, Fleeing or Eluding Law Enforcement, etc.
Criminal Traffic Offenses can result in Jail time, probation, fines, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license and other criminal sanctions.
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