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What is a driver civil penalty for traffic violations?


New York State takes its driving regulations seriously. This is a matter of safety as it seeks to ensure that drivers operate their vehicles based on the law and are made to face penalties if they fail to do so. In some cases, drivers will be required to pay a civil penalty for certain offenses. Understanding who must pay and when it must be paid is important to have the driver's license reinstated after it has been suspended or revoked.

Man faces drug and assault allegations after fight with officer

With a traffic stop in Upstate New York, those who are in the vehicle must be aware that they can face multiple charges if they refuse to cooperate with the officer. If they decide not to cooperate, the situation can quickly escalate and go beyond what the original charges might have been. Resisting arrest, assault, fleeing the scene and more can pile on top of what the initial issue was. Perhaps it was driving under the influence or being in possession of drugs. Those who find themselves confronted with a multitude of criminal accusations after a traffic stop must be cognizant of the long-term consequences if there is a criminal conviction and plan a strong defense.

Man faces multiple offenses for DWI including Leandra's Law


New York State law enforcement is vigilant about trying to stop drivers from operating their vehicles under the influence. These charges carry with them significant penalties including fines and possible jail time. Other problems can come about when a person is convicted of DWI including the loss of driving privileges and problems at work. This can often hinge on the circumstances of the incident, if there was an accident, how high the blood alcohol content level is and more. When a person is arrested on drunk driving charges, having legal assistance is essential.

A texting and driving traffic violation requires legal help


Since distracted driving has become so prevalent a safety issue in New York and across the nation, law enforcement has stepped up its attempts to tamp down on the activity. For people who are accused of texting and driving or taking part in other behaviors with a device behind the wheel, being cited for a traffic violation in this category can be problematic. There can be a fine and other penalties if the driver is found to have been committing this type of traffic violation. It is critical for a driver to understand the importance of a strong defense against these charges.

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