(Includes speeding, fleeing a police officer, careless and reckless driving, road rage, hit and run.)

Traffic crimes are specifically addressed in state statutes. The complex body of law that regulates the operation of motor vehicles on the streets and highways can be difficult to interpret and apply. Examples of traffic crimes include reckless driving, aggressive driving, drag racing, and driving with a suspended license.

Driving with a suspended or revoked license is considered a crime, and can result in heavy fines and possible jail time. An offender could end up in county jail or with an obligation to perform many hours of community service. The penalties are typically heaviest if the license suspension or revocation was the result of a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DWI).

Typically, a driver’s license will not be revoked for one or even two traffic tickets resulting from a moving violation such as speeding, running a stoplight or stop sign. However, if the offense is extremely reckless and/or if the driver has numerous convictions for moving violations in the past, his or her license may be revoked or suspended.

If you or someone you know in Minnesota or Wisconsin needs the assistance of an experienced Minneapolis Criminal Attorney, call Robert J. Shane any time, day or night, at (866) 715-6640, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.