Traffic Offenses

Experienced Traffic Ticket Attorney Columbus, Ohio

When a driver receives a traffic ticket, it is often mistakenly overlooked as insignificant and may not seem like a situation that requires a Columbus traffic attorney. Too many people feel as if there is nothing they can do after receiving a ticket. As a result, they often plead guilty or simply pay the ticket, both of which are complete admissions of guilt and will result in points on your license and higher insurance premiums. However, many driving-related offenses are inherently more serious, and can lead to severe repercussions including prison time, license suspension and vehicle forfeiture.

Not handling a traffic ticket properly or not fully understanding the collateral consequences of the citation can have serious negative ramifications. The only way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced Columbus traffic ticket attorney that can assist you in taking the best course of action. The Columbus traffic attorneys at Tyack Law have extensive experience and knowledge defending all types of traffic violations throughout Ohio to guide you through the process and to improve your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome for your traffic offense to have the ticket dismissed, reduced to a non-moving violation, or reduced to a no-point violation. While the traffic attorneys at Tyack Law represent clients in all types of traffic cases, the most common traffic offenses we handle throughout Ohio include:

  • Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI)
  • Reckless Operation
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Hit-Skip
  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Fleeing & Eluding/Failure to Comply with Police Order
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Driving without a Valid License
  • Street Racing
  • Right of Way
  • Assured Clear Distance Ahead
  • Traffic Control Devices & Signs (running a red light)
  • Texting While Driving
  • Speeding Tickets

Commercial Driver’s License

If you are a professional driver then your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is essential for your profession and livelihood. As a holder of a CDL you are held to higher standard and face more severe penalties than typical motorists would face. While any traffic offense can have an impact on your insurance, employability and license, under Ohio law, certain traffic offenses committed by commercial drivers are classified as serious traffic violations. If a CDL driver is convicted of two (2) or more serious traffic violations in a 3-year period it will result in a 60-day license suspension, and if the CDL driver is convicted of three (3) or more serious traffic violations in a 3-year period their license will be suspended for 120 days. Ohio law defines the following as serious traffic violations:

  • In a commercial motor vehicle:
  • Driving without a valid CDL
  • Driving without your CDL on your person
  • Residing in Ohio for longer than 30 days and driving with an out-of-state CDL
  • Obtaining a CDL without surrending all previous licenses.

In any motor vehicle:

  • Speeding in excess of the speed limit by 15 or more miles per hour
  • Reckless Operation
  • Traffic violation involving a fatal accident
  • Failing to drive without marked lanes
  • Failing to maintain a safe distance behind another vehicle (following too closely)
  • Any other violation designated by the United State Secretary of Transportation

The most common traffic offenses we handle throughout Ohio for CDL drivers include:

  • Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI)
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials (Hazmat Violations)
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Overweight Fines
  • Equipment Violations
  • Unsecured Load
  • Failure to Control
  • Assured Clear Distance Ahead
  • Reckless Operation
  • Traffic Control Devices & Signs
  • Using a Cell Phone while Driving
  • Vehicle Homicide
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

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