Nothing ruins a mood like a traffic ticket. Today, more than ever, committing a traffic offence can lead to severe consequences. Traffic tickets can mean substantial fines, penalties, having your licence suspended or revoked, or even more serious results. Stephen G. Price is your Langley defence lawyer with decades of experience with traffic offences. Stephen G. Price is able to help defend your rights as a driver while protecting your licence and your driving record.
As a previous police officer, Stephen G. Price knows the ins and outs of traffic law. We have successfully defended drivers just like you by using strategic techniques and understanding the law on a deep level. Stephen G. Price, Surrey’s top criminal lawyer, understands how important it is for you to protect your driving record and your licence, which is why he does whatever it takes to get favorable results in your traffic case.
We can provide legal representation regarding these offences:
- Traffic tickets disputes
- Motor Vehicle Act offences
- Driving suspensions and prohibitions
- Licence prohibitions
Consequences of a traffic ticket:
- In some cases, one traffic ticket can cost you your driving licence
- A traffic conviction can cause your insurance to increase significantly
- Substantial fines
- ICBC can enforce a driver point premium for demerit points
- A single conviction can cause a lengthy driving prohibition
Types of Traffic TIckets
Speeding – One of the most reasons for a traffic ticket. There are different speeding laws and penalties. Highways, residential streets, and school zones all have different maximum speed limits. Hazardous weather conditions can cause speeding limits to change for safety reasons.
Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is a large category that includes several different types of offences. The most popular distracted driving offence is driving while using a handheld cell phone and texting. These types of tickets are at an all time high.
Driving Without A Valid Licence – It is illegal to drive without a valid driver’s licence, or to drive with a licence that has been legally suspended. Depending on the situation, the driver may receive a warning or a ticket. Even without a valid licence present, you may be able to prove that you have a licence in other ways. We can explain the penalties that come with driving without proof of licence.
Reckless Driving – This is driving without regard for the safety of others, for example, racing. A driver faced with reckless driving shows a willful disregard for the safety of other people. This can also be described as careless driving or dangerous driving. Eluding a police officer, driving over 25 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, and passing another vehicle when visibility of oncoming traffic is limited, all qualify as reckless driving.
Running A Red Light Or Stop Sign – This is a dangerous offence that can incur different penalties. If you do not stop long enough at a stop sign, or come to a complete stop, it is considered as a violation of traffic law.
Looking for a criminal defence lawyer in Surrey or Langley? Stephen G. Price is the attorney you want for legal support regarding traffic offences. Contact us online or call today at (604) 530-2191 for a free consultation.