Hardworking Legal Defense for Blackfoot Residents Facing Traffic Violations and Reckless Driving Charges
A traffic violation can lead to heavy fines, a license suspension, even time in jail. If you have been charged with a serious traffic violation, we can represent you in court to either defeat the charges or attempt to minimize the penalties. Unlike traffic infractions that might carry a small fine, inattentive driving and reckless driving are charged as misdemeanors that can carry jail time.
Defending Blackfoot Residents Against Reckless and Inattentive Driving Charges
A first-time reckless driving conviction may result in punishments that can include a 30-day license suspension, up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Repeat reckless driving offenses may induce penalties that include a 90-day license suspension, a year in jail and/or $2,000 in fines.
Inattentive driving is charged when the conduct of the driver is inattentive, careless or imprudent rather than heedless or wanton, or when there’s only slight danger to people or property by driver conduct. But an inattentive driving charge can bring damaging consequences nonetheless. Punishments can range from up to 90 days in jail to a maximum of $300 in fines, along with points added to your driver’s record.
Preventing Drivers License Suspension in Blackfoot
Idaho driver’s license law is based on a points system in which each traffic violation you have adds points to your record. Drivers who accumulate 12 points in 12 months receive a 30-day license suspension. This kind of punishment isn’t just an inconvenience—it can have major consequences on your life by limiting your capability to get to work, go to the doctor and perform other daily errands. If you have a commercial drivers’ license (CDL), getting it suspended could be crippling to your livelihood. Your CDL can even be subject to penalty for traffic violations that you commit when you’re not driving for work or not driving a commercial vehicle. It’s Ron Bird, Esq.’s job to help you avoid license suspensions and to minimize penalties for all traffic violations. We help good people in bad situations.