Everyone needs to drive a car and have a driver’s license. Traffic offenses can sometimes result in suspension of driving privileges and in many instances points and traffic citations can substantially increase insurance premiums. Traffic tickets are a source of revenue for government entities, so some are quite aggressive in writing tickets. In many circumstances, traffic citations can be dismissed, or points reduced. Some charges do not in fact constitute violations.
There are numerous traffic laws in the State of South Carolina, but the most common moving violations that result in a citation are, speeding, distracted driving or texting while driving, failure to obey a stop sign or traffic signal, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries or property damage, failure to exchange insurance information after a traffic collision, driving on a revoked or suspended license (which you may or may not even know about).
If you have been charged with a traffic offense and are concerned about your driving privileges or the affect of the charge on your insurance premiums, contact Mason Law Firm before you pay the ticket or are found guilty to determine what could be done to improve your outcome.