Columbus Traffic Offenses Lawyer Protects Your Rights
Experienced representation for fighting tickets and saving your license
Every traffic ticket you get costs you money through fines and the potential increase in your insurance premiums. Additionally, under Ohio law, a driver who accumulates 12 penalty points within two years faces an automatic six-month license suspension. If your last ticket is going to push you over the 12-point limit, or if you just want to avoid a fine and maintain the status quo of your driving record, Luckett Law Office can help. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to challenge the case against you. In many cases, we are able to raise sufficient doubt to beat the ticket or negotiate a lesser penalty. Your hard-earned money and your driver license are important to you. Defend both with a reputable and accomplished attorney at your side.
Traffic offenses that earn penalty points in Ohio
Common moving violations that we challenge in court include:
- Driving in violation of a restriction — Two points
- Speeding in a below 55 mph zone at six to 29 mph over the limit — Two points
- Speeding in a zone at or above 55 mph at 11 to 29 mph over the limit — Two points
- Speeding in a below 55 mph zone at 30 mph or more over the limit — Four points
- Speeding in any zone at 30 mph or more over the limit — Four points
- Reckless driving (reckless operation) — Four points
- DWI under the age of 21 — Four points
- Drag racing — Six points
- Driving with a suspended or invalid license — Six points
- DWI — Six points
- Failure to stop at the scene of an accident (hit and skip) — Six points
- Fleeing a law enforcement officer — Six points
- Operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent — Six points
- Using a motor vehicle in the commission of any felony — Six points
- Vehicular homicide, manslaughter or assault — Six points
Some of the more serious six-point violations also involve criminal charges. We can assist with those as well.
Capable defense to misdemeanor and felony traffic violations in Ohio
Ohio has a category of offenses called minor misdemeanors, which include some traffic violations, such as speeding, turn signal violations, failure to yield the right of way, and some equipment violations. There is no potential jail time for these charges, and the maximum fine is about $150. However, many traffic violations cross the line into the regular classes of misdemeanors and even felonies. When you are charged with these offenses, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to assist you.
Traffic misdemeanors include driving under a suspension, DWI, hit and skip, street racing, and reckless operation. Depending on the class of misdemeanor, the penalties range from 30 days in jail and a $250 fine to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Under certain circumstances, some traffic violations can be felonies. If speeding or reckless driving causes an injury or death to a person, the at-fault driver can be charged with a felony. This can mean many years in prison.
When the authorities press serious felony or misdemeanor charges, it’s vitally important to have a seasoned criminal defense attorney represent you.
Contact a dedicated Columbus attorney focused on positive results for traffic offenses
Luckett Law Office defends motorists from traffic violation charges throughout Central Ohio, working tirelessly to produce the best possible results. Our office is conveniently located at 24 North High Street, just one block away from the Ohio Statehouse in the heart of downtown Columbus. To schedule a free consultation, call 614-721-2949 or contact our office online.