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Civil Traffic Lawyer in Arizona

While a ticket for a civil traffic violation like speeding or running a red light may not seem like a big deal, it could carry more penalties than you realize. For example, pleading guilty to a civil traffic violation can result in added fines and penalties, such as points on your driver’s license, higher insurance payments, or mandatory Defensive Driving School. And, if you rack up too many civil traffic violations, you could even find yourself with a suspended license.


Van Norman Law accepts civil traffic violation cases throughout the entire state of Arizona.


What Are Civil Traffic Violations in Arizona?

Examples of civil traffic violations in Arizona include:


  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Photo radar tickets for speeding or red light infraction
  • Unsafely changing lanes
  • Failure to follow signs, such as stop signs and yield signs
  • Parking violations
  • Illegal use of a HOV lane
  • Tailgating
  • No proof of insurance or registration
  • Driving with a revoked or expired driver’s license
  • Using a cell phone while driving


If this is your first speeding or red light violation ticket, it may seem easier and cheaper to simply plead guilty, pay the fine, and move on. However, by pleading guilty you will get permanent points on your driver’s license. Every time you receive a ticket for a civil traffic infraction, you will accumulate more points.


In fact, Arizona law states that if you collect eight or more points during a 12-month period, you must attend in-person Traffic Survival School (TTS) and your driver’s license could be suspended for up to 12 months. Unless you’re careful, it could be easier than you think to rack up 8 points in one year.


Point values for civil traffic violations include:


  • 8 points for reckless or aggressive driving
  • 6 points for not stopping at a traffic signal, stop sign, or yield, causing a death
  • 4 points for not stopping at a traffic signal, stop sign, or yield, causing serious injury
  • 3 points for driving over or parking in a gore area (the white-lined space between a highway and entrance or exit ramps)
  • 3 points for speeding
  • 2 points for all other moving violations


Get a Free Consultation with a Civil Traffic Attorney in Scottsdale

If you feel you were wrongly cited for a civil traffic violation, Van Norman Law can help. Our experienced civil defense attorneys will thoroughly examine your case, provide their expert opinion on your best chances for reversing the charges, and work on your behalf to reduce those charges or get them removed from your record. Call Van Norman Law today to discuss your civil traffic violations and learn how we can assist you.

Being involved in a civil matter or having a criminal charge brought against you can be scary. At Van Norman Law, we understand that your future may depend on the outcome of your case. Trust our legal team to help defend your rights. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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