Queen Creek Traffic Violation Attorney

Many people believe that traffic violations are minor offenses. That may be true for some low-level violations, however, a traffic stop can quickly lead to criminal charges. Even seemingly “minor” traffic violations can lead to points on your license, license suspension, and increased insurance rates. The most common traffic violation offenses our Queen Creek traffic attorneys defend are:

  • Criminal speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving on a suspended license

If you are cited in Queen Creek with a misdemeanor traffic violation, before you plead guilty and pay the fine, contact a traffic violation lawyer at the Rosenstein Law Group at (480) 248-7666 or online for a free consultation. We can explain the potential ramifications of pleading guilty and help you navigate the court system to obtain the best possible result.

Criminal Speeding Violations

A criminal or an excessive speeding violation in Queen Creek can be charged in three different circumstances:

  1. Exceeding 35 miles per hour approaching a school crossing
  2. Exceeding the posted speed limit in a business or residential district by more than 20 miles per hour, or if no speed limit is posted, exceeding 45 mile per hour
  3. Exceeding 85 miles per hour in other locations not listed above

If you receive a criminal speed violation in Queen Creek, also called excessive speed, you will be facing a misdemeanor offense. If convicted, this can lead to jail, probation, fines, points on your license, and increased insurance rates. Additionally, this violation can create issues if you are seeking employment that will require you to drive as a part of your work duties. Criminal speed is a class 3 misdemeanor, which carries a potential sentence of up to 30 days jail, 1 year of probation, and up to a $500 fine. Criminal speed is a 3-point moving violation. Call (480) 248-7666 to speak with a Queen Creek traffic lawyer today. The attorneys at Rosenstein Law Group can assist you in reducing the potential impacts of criminal speed violation on your driver’s license.

Reckless Driving

Any person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property may be charged with reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor charge in Arizona. It is typically a class 2 misdemeanor, which could be punished by up to 4 months in jail, 2 years of probation, and a fine of $750 plus surcharges. Reckless driving can also be charged as a class 1 misdemeanor in certain circumstances where a person has a prior conviction in the previous 24 months for reckless driving, DUI, racing, negligent homicide, or manslaughter involving a vehicle. If charged as a class 1 misdemeanor, a person may face a minimum of 20 days in jail (180 days maximum), up to 3 years of probation, $2,500 fine plus surcharges. They will also face a revocation of their driver’s license. A reckless driving conviction will also add 8 points to your license, which will require you to attend traffic survival school.

With serious potential consequences for reckless driving, it is important to have the assistance of a traffic attorney in Queen Creek that will fight for the best possible outcome, including having charges reduced or dismissed.

Aggressive Driving in Queen Creek, AZ

Aggressive driving is a serious charge in Queen Creek, AZ. Aggressive driving can be charged if during a single, continuous period of driving, a person’s driving is an immediate hazard to another person or vehicle, the person is speeding, and the person commits at least two of the following violations:

  • Failure to obey a traffic control device
  • Overtaking and passing another vehicle on the right by driving off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Following a vehicle too closely
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way

Aggressive driving charges are classified as a class 1 misdemeanor, which can carry a penalty of up to 180 days in jail, 3 years of probation, and a $2,500 fine. It will also add 8 points to your driving record, you will have to attend traffic survival school, and it may trigger a license suspension. To avoid these harsh penalties for aggressive driving, you should contact Rosenstein Law Group today. Our Queen Creek traffic attorneys are experienced in defending aggressive driving charges locally and can minimize the potential penalties from an aggressive driving conviction out of Queen Creek. Call today at (480) 248-7666.

Driving on a Suspended License

A person cannot operate a vehicle on any roadway in Queen Creek if their privilege to drive a vehicle is suspended, revoked, canceled, refuse, or if they are disqualified from driving. Driving on a suspended license is a class 1 misdemeanor, which can lead to up to 180 days in jail, 3 years of probation, and a $2,500 fine.

Contact a Queen Creek Traffic Lawyer Today

It is recommended that you speak with an experienced traffic defense attorney before trying to handle a traffic violation on your own. What may seem like a relatively minor infraction can actually be a misdemeanor with serious, lasting consequences, including a permanent criminal conviction on your record. Contact the Rosenstein Law Group at (480) 248-7666 or online for a free consultation.

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