Motor Vehicle Offenses

Most people think that they have no legal options when they are issued a traffic citation. You might think that if the police pull you over, that's it. You're guilty, and you better pay up. Some consequences are more severe. All traffic violations are technically criminal offenses - even minor offenses such as speeding just a few miles per hour over the speed limit or parking illegally.

Is It Cheaper If I Just Pay The Ticket?

If you pay the ticket, you are admitting guilt. Points will be added to your driver's license, and your license could be suspended if you accumulate enough points - the threshold for driver's license suspension in Tennessee is 12 points. You will get three points for speeding just six miles per hour over the speed limit.

Additionally, the more points that you have on your driver's license, the greater your insurance premiums will become.

Other penalties that you might face include:

  • Heavy fines and court costs
  • Mandatory driver's school attendance, which you pay for
  • Mandatory drug or alcohol treatment, which you pay for
  • Probation

If you are convicted of a traffic violation, and you are a commercial driver, your commercial driver's license (CDL) might be suspended immediately, which may result in job loss.

Get A Lawyer Who Can Protect Your Driving Privileges And Freedom

At The Gold Law Firm in Memphis, our lawyers are committed advocates of our clients. If you have been cited for or charged with a motor vehicle offense in Tennessee or northern Mississippi, we can help you minimize the penalties you face and potentially get the charges dismissed through cost-effective representation.

Call us today for a free initial consultation if you have been charged with any of the following violations:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light or traffic signal
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop
  • Improper lane change
  • Reckless driving and reckless endangerment
  • Drag racing
  • Driving on a suspended driver's license
  • Evading arrest
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Following too closely
  • Illegal parking
  • Faulty vehicle equipment
  • Illegal vehicle modifications
  • And many others

We can even help you get your driver's license reinstated, so you can put an end to paying fines and spending time in jail for driving without a license.

Speak With An Experienced And Understanding Attorney Today

Please email or call The Gold Law Firm at 901-303-8619 or 800-610-9622 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are your advocates throughout the legal process, and we keep you informed while aggressively protecting your rights.