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2990 Inland Empire Blvd.
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 476-
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Stephan J. Johnson
I firmly believe that every individual I represent deserves to have a voice in the criminal justice system.
After you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, you face a battle on two fronts: one in criminal court and one against the DMV.
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Traffic Violations can have major implications on your finances and capability to sustain employment and income.
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If you have been ticketed for a traffic violation in California, you may have questions about how this will affect you and your family. Traffic violations carry different fines and penalties depending on the type of infraction and where the violation happened. In addition to financial consequences, a traffic ticket may also impact your license when points are added. Serious traffic violations carry harsh penalties, including jail time. An experienced traffic ticket attorney can help you navigate the situation to minimize the consequences of the traffic violation.
Police officers can give traffic citations for a wide range of reasons. Whether you were allegedly speeding due to being unsure of the posted speed limit or you were allegedly making an illegal turn, it can still be a shock to receive a traffic ticket. The officer has discretion on which offenses get cited. For example, they may choose to overlook minor offenses and cite you only for the highest one, or they may choose to cite you for every traffic violation. The charges will be listed on the citation. The officer will ask you to sign the ticket. Signing this ticket does not mean you are admitting guilt. It signifies that you understand the charges and that you are expected to appear in court at the date and time listed on the ticket. The next steps for handling your ticket will depend on which offenses you were cited for. Most traffic violations are considered infractions. However, traffic tickets are also given for more serious crimes, such as driving without a license and DUI (driving under the influence). A DUI may be charged as a misdemeanor, or in some cases it may be charged as a felony. It is critical to resolve all issues with your citation to avoid incurring additional consequences and penalties.
Speeding is a very common traffic charge. If you are ticketed for driving over the posted speed limit, the court will most likely have one point added to your license. If your speed exceeded 100 mph, and this is your first speeding ticket, you will most likely have two points added. It is important that you know if you have points assessed on your driving record. Additional points may mean an increased severity of consequences for the ticket, up to a license suspension or revocation. The financial impact of a speeding ticket includes fees and fines. The higher the speed, the higher the fine. Fines are also increased when the citation is given under certain circumstances, including for speeding in a construction zone.
There are many ways an attorney can help you fight your traffic violation. The state needs to prove that you committed the actions listed on the ticket. Your attorney will gather evidence and aggressively advocate for your side. There may be grounds to prove your innocence, reduce the charges, or have the matter dismissed entirely. Your attorney may move for a dismissal if the state does not have sufficient evidence. They may also have evidence that the officer was using faulty equipment or using the equipment incorrectly. The attorney may be able to secure lesser charges for you which could lessen the impact of a traffic infraction. If the violation didn’t involve driver impairment and was not charged as a misdemeanor, you may be able to attend traffic school instead of incurring points on your driving record. A skilled attorney can protect your rights and develop a strategic course of action to fight your traffic violation.
A skilled attorney can help you understand the ramifications of getting a traffic violation. To find out how Attorney Stephan J. Johnson can effectively represent your legal needs regarding traffic citations, contact our office at (909) 476-
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