Las Vegas Traffic Attorney
Most people spend a lot of time behind the wheel, especially in Las Vegas, where other transportation options are limited and the places we need to go are not within walking distance. Even the most careful drivers make mistakes that can result in a ticket for violating Nevada traffic laws. Sometimes the violations are more serious.
Whether you have simply received a routine traffic ticket or are accused of vehicular manslaughter or another serious traffic violation such as DUI, LV Criminal Defense can help you. Contact the office today to begin your defense so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.
Nevada traffic crimes
There are many potential charges that involve violations of Nevada traffic laws, such as:
- Traffic tickets
- Driving with an Administrative License Suspension
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
- Vehicular manslaughter or
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Nevada’s point system for traffic violations
Like many other states, Las Vegas uses a point system to determine whether a driver’s license will be suspended. If you have 12 or more points during a six month period, the Nevada DMV may suspend your license.
Some examples of traffic violations and their points are:
- Reckless driving, which carries 8 points
- Failing to yield or tail-gating can result in 4 points
- Speeding ranges from 1 to 6 points, depending on the amount over the speed limit and whether you were in a school zone.
The point system is more complicated than it seems based on timing and prior convictions. If you have a traffic ticket- even if it seems minor- contact us to determine your best option for resolving it. The outcome can impact your ability to carry required vehicle insurance at all, or at least at an affordable cost.
What happens if I missed by court date[link to Nevada criminal process page] on a Las Vegas traffic citation?
Las Vegas traffic tickets specify an arraignment date that can be a month or more away from the date you were pulled over. It is easy to forget the date and miss your court appearance. If this happens, the judge may issue a bench warrant, which means that if you are pulled over again (or the police run your plates for some reason), you can be arrested.
An experienced Las Vegas traffic violation attorney such as Nick Wooldridge can take care of this problem for you to avoid having the court find you in contempt. Contempt can carry its own penalties in addition to whatever fine results from the traffic ticket. The sooner you act, the better.
Contact if you were pulled over by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer or a Nevada Highway Patrol officer and given a traffic ticket, or for any more serious crime involving a vehicle. Your rights are at stake and you deserve the best defense possible, even if it seems like a routine traffic case.