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Moving Violations in Wheeling
When you’re out on the road and you get pulled over by the police for an alleged violation, it can be quite confusing. You might not have done anything wrong or perhaps you didn’t even realize what you did was an offense. So, you might feel that arguing with the officer won’t accomplish anything, leading you to just pay the fine simply to get it over with. However, what you may not realize is that by paying the fine, especially for a minor or undeserved offense, you are essentially pleading guilty.
It’s true that most moving violations are minor and won’t result in jail time. However, accumulating points on your driver’s license can have serious, far-reaching effects. And that’s not all. Some violations come with consequences that you might not even be aware of. Here are some of the repercussions you could face:
- Jail sentence and a criminal record for severe violations.
- Expensive fines.
- Points added to your driver’s license.
- Suspension of your driver’s license and CDL.
- Hefty car insurance premiums.
- Risk of losing your job and income.
- Potential civil lawsuits if you cause an accident due to rule violations.
This is why, regardless of how insignificant a traffic ticket may seem to you, it’s crucial to hire a Wheeling WV criminal lawyer who can contest the ticket and get the charges dismissed. By doing so, you can save yourself from future harassment, as well as time and money. Visit Mountaineer Criminal Law Group and let us listen to your case.
Common Types of Moving Violation and Penalties in West Virginia
To give you an idea of the types of moving violations and penalties our Wheeling WV OVI lawyer in Wheeling can help you with, here are some common examples:
- Assured Clear Distance Ahead.
- Failure to obey the traffic control device.
- Not stopping for a school bus.
- Failure to yield.
- Failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle, which can result in both points on your license and fines.
- Taking illegal U-turns, which can lead to minor misdemeanors, fourth-degree misdemeanors, or even third-degree misdemeanors depending on the severity.
- Accumulating 12 or more points on your driver’s license will result in suspension.
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