Charged with a traffic violation in Indiana? Our Indianapolis traffic ticket lawyers can help.
Every day, drivers in Indiana are cited for traffic violations and must deal with the prospect of paying fines, attending traffic school and accepting higher insurance premiums. Depending on your specific traffic violation, you could have your driver's license revoked. It's not easy dealing with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) on your own.
Hocker & Associates, LLC can help. We are criminal defense attorneys and traffic violation lawyers who do not underestimate the seriousness of speeding tickets, equipment violations, commercial driver's license violations and more. Our clients come to us because we have built a reputation for getting results. Our attorneys, including defense attorneys Brett E. Osborne and Matthew C. Maples, thoroughly understand Indiana's traffic laws and know the courtroom rules.
What are common traffic violations in Indiana?
Criminal traffic violations in Indiana cover a wide range in Indiana. Some of the most common traffic violation cases we handle include:
- OWI charge
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a license
- Driving with a suspended driver's license
- Habitual traffic violator offender
- Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident
You may be cited by a police officer and think you have no choice but to pay a fine and face other consequences. But you can take a different path with our help. We can fight on your behalf and strive to get the ticket or charge dismissed. In many cases, we help clients minimize the impact of the traffic violation.
What are the penalties for traffic violations in Indiana?
Many serious traffic violations in Indiana often result in significant fines and points on your driver's license, which can result in your driver's license being suspended or revoked. In certain extreme cases, you could even be incarcerated for several weeks, months or even years.
Penalties for some of the most common traffic violations include:
- Reckless driving - A Class B misdemeanor. No more than 180 days in jail. No more than $1,000 fine.
- Driving without a license - If you are found guilty of this charge, which Indiana classifies as a Class C Misdemeanor, you could be jailed for up to 60 days, fined up to $500 or both.
- Driving with a suspended driver's license - Driving with a suspended license can result in a driver's license suspension for a minimum of 90 days and maximum of 2 years.
The penalties can be equally severe for an OVWI conviction in Indiana. To learn more about the penalties for drunk driving cases in Indiana, visit our "OVWI Charges" page.
How can Hocker & Associates help me with my traffic violation?
When you have an experienced traffic violation attorney on your side, you can make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. That's why people charged with excessive speeding, driving without a license and other serious infractions in Indiana routinely rely on us.