Phoenix Attorney Nick Alcock: Don’t Let a Simple Traffic Violation Result in a Criminal Offense
There are numerous types of traffic violations that occur out there on our roads on a daily basis. For civil penalties, points may be added to your driver’s license for each occurrence. Keep in mind, Arizona has some of the strictest traffic laws in the country and the consequences can be severe. The penalties for which can often be a staggering amount. Arizona divides its own laws into civil and criminal in nature. Running a red light or speeding is considered to be in civil violation of the law, whereas reckless driving or driving under the influence is considered criminal.
Even if you felt you were wrongly stopped for a traffic violation, it is essential that you always be polite to the officer upon being pulled over. Any kind of confrontation with the officer will definitely not help your case. Calmly ask the officer for the specifics of why you were stopped then wait patiently for the officer to run any necessary paperwork.
If you plan to fight your ticket, it is always a good idea to ask for the number of points to be reduced. However, if you are in violation of a criminal statute for the traffic violation laws, it is important that you retain counsel immediately so that you can best learn how to defend your rights.
If you have been charged with any type of civil or criminal traffic offense in Arizona, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Alcock and Associates are here to help. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight against a traffic allegation and will explain your rights to help you avoid the penalties associated with the various convictions. Your best chance at avoiding jail, expensive fines, lengthy license suspension/revocation or the possible forfeiture of your vehicle is to hire an aggressive traffic defense lawyer who knows the system. Please give Alcock and Associates a call today at 602-989-5000 to set up a free consultation.