Utah Traffic Crimes Lawyer
Traffic Code Violations
The moment you get behind the wheel of a car on a Utah road you are automatically at the mercy of every law enforcement agency who patrols the streets. The possible traffic offenses a Utah driver can commit seem endless. Some of the “crimes” you can commit while driving a motor vehicle can include:
- Not obeying traffic signals and police officer’s instructions;
- Reckless driving;
- Passing on the right;
- Failure to operate within one lane;
- Having a light out such as a tail light, brake light, headlight, license plate light;
- Stopping in a crosswalk;
- Failure to repair a damaged airbag;
- Expired registration;
- Driving without a license;
- Driving without insurance
There are a myriad of other laws that you can break while driving your car and highway patrol trooper, police officers, and deputy sheriffs patrolling city streets, highways, and freeways are pretty clever and crafty in figuring out ways to pull you over. Most of the time they use a traffic offense as an excuse to try to find out if you have something else going on like using alcohol or drugs.
Some Traffic Offenses Are Very Serious
Traffic offenses like speeding 9 mph over the speed limit are not terribly serious and don’t require an attorney’s representation. Other offenses including anything that is not an infraction can carry with them very serious consequences such as jail time. We have seen many people who were not represented by an attorney go to jail for offenses like driving without insurance. It is important to protect yourself if you are facing charges for a traffic crime.
Traffic Crimes Are Real Crimes
Don’t be fooled. If you are facing misdemeanor charges for a traffic offense call us at 801.413.1753 and Get Protected! Our Utah criminal attorneys can help. You don’t want to go to court alone.