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Mishawaka Lawyers Defend Traffic Violation Charges

Don’t let speeding or other moving violations in Indiana cost you your license or job

Many people regard traffic tickets as a hassle and not much more. However, even minor violations can add points to your license and come with significant increases to your insurance. Unfortunately, most people don’t appreciate the long-term consequences of traffic tickets until it’s too late.

At Griner & Company, Attorneys at Law, we advocate strongly for clients who want to contest their traffic tickets. If you want to know more about your options, speak to one of our attorneys today.

What are the penalties for traffic violations in Indiana?

According to Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), the following traffic violations can result in points being added to your driving record:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to use headlights
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
  • Tailgating
  • Racing
  • Driving while suspended
  • No break lights or tail-lights
  • Running a stop sign
  • Improper U-turn
  • Changing lanes in an unsafe manner or failure to maintain lanes
  • Lack of approved headgear for a motorcyclist or motorcycle passenger

If you accumulate 18 total points in a two-year period, your license may be suspended for anywhere from 30 days to one year. There are three violations that automatically result in a license suspension: Failure to respond to a traffic citation, failure to pay for outstanding tickets, and failure to meet insurance requirements.

What is a habitual traffic violator?

Indiana law can deem someone a habitual traffic violator (HTV) if that person has numerous traffic offenses within a 10-year period. To be deemed an HTV, you must have been convicted two or more times of:

  • Reckless homicide involving a car or other vehicle
  • Manslaughter involving a car or other vehicle
  • An OWI accident that results in someone’s death
  • Failure to provide assistance after a fatal accident

You also can be deemed an HTV if you’ve been convicted three times of offenses including:

  • OWI
  • Driving without a license
  • Illegal racing
  • Any Indiana felony involving a car
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

If you are found to be an HTV, your license can be suspended for five years, 10 years or even for the rest of your life. However, an experienced traffic ticket attorney may help you. Speak to us about your charges.

Contact us for a free initial consultation on how to fight your traffic charge

Griner & Company, Attorneys at Law can represent individuals who want to challenge their traffic ticket or assist them in getting their license back. We know the harsh fines, high insurance costs and other serious consequences of repeated citations. Contact us today at 574.213.5300 or online for a free initial consultation regarding your traffic violation in Indiana.