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Criminal Defense

Traffic Violations

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

The criminal defense attorneys at Rice Law Firm defend clients against all traffic infractions and criminal traffic offenses, including minor traffic tickets and misdemeanor and felony criminal traffic charges.  Although speeding tickets and other traffic infractions do not result in criminal penalties, each traffic ticket that is considered a moving violation attaches points to your driving record which can cause insurance rates to escalate.  Accumulating too many points in a set period of time can result in a suspension of your driving privileges and can cause you to be designated as a Habitual Traffic Offender. 

At Rice Law Firm, we handle all types of civil traffic offenses, including, but not limited to:

  • speeding tickets,
  • moving violations
  • non-moving violations
  • running a red light

Our attorneys attorney can examine your citation to make sure that it is legally sufficient.  We can explain your legal options and potential defenses and then help you contest your traffic offenses in court.  We will always attempt to keep points off your driving record and will work diligently to ensure that you are not declared a Habitual Traffic Offender. 

Unlike a speeding ticket, criminal traffic charges carry criminal penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license, fines and potential jail time, and can appear on your criminal record.  Many of these criminal traffic offenses require a court appearance. 

Our attorneys represent clients in all criminal traffic cases, including:

  • Driving while license suspended, canceled, or revoked
  • Driving with expired licensed
  • No Valid Driver’s License
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Reckless Driving
  • DUI  

These charges are criminal offenses, which can have serious consequences.  Several of these charges, including reckless driving, DUI, and driving while license suspended, can be enhanced if you are charged with the offense more than once, resulting in greater penalties for each subsequent offense.  In addition, any combination of three convictions for either Driving While License Suspended and/or DUI will result in your designation as a Habitual Traffic Offender, thereby causing you to lose your driver’s license for five years.     

It is important to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney that can protect your rights.  If you have been charged with either a criminal traffic offense or a non-criminal traffic violation, the criminal defense attorneys at Rice Law Firm will defend your rights and work to minimize the damage to both your criminal and traffic records. 

Please contact us through our web mail contact form, or through our main office number, 386.257.1222. We understand that you may need our assistance after-hours or on the weekends, and in such situations, we can be reached at our after-hours number of 386.255.2464.


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