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Traffic Violations

Pulled Over?! Now what?

Whether you are driving to the big game or rushing back to the office from lunch, the last thing you need is a ticket. You see those red and blue lights in your rearview mirror, your stomach turns, you start thinking how you are going to explain this to your spouse, your insurance rate is going to go up. The possibility that you might have committed a traffic violation and are about to face the consequences is a horrible experience. 

In Ohio, traffic violation can result in hefty fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment in certain cases. Some common traffic violations are speeding, running a red light, distracted driving, following too closely, and driving without a valid license or insurance. For example, speeding 11-15 mph over the limit will result in a fine of $165.00. In addition to these penalties, Ohio operates on a point system. Each traffic violation carries a certain number of points, and if you accumulate 12 points within two years, your license will be suspended for six months.

Traffic Table (Not a Complete List)

Traffic Violation

Offense Level

Ohio Revised Code Section

Points

Failure to control a vehicle

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.21

2

Failure to obey traffic control device

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.13

2

Speeding

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.202

2-4*

Failure to yield at an intersection

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.25

2

Following too closely

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.68

2

Running a red light

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.19

2

Driving without a license or with a suspended license

Misdemeanor

4510.11

2-6*

Reckless driving

Misdemeanor

4511.20

4

DUI (first offense)

Misdemeanor

4511.19

6

Hit and run

Misdemeanor

4549.02

6

Traffic Violation

Offense Level

Ohio Revised Code Section

Points

Failure to yield to a pedestrian

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.46

2

Improper passing or lane usage

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.31

2

Failure to maintain assured clear distance

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.21

2

Driving without headlights at night

Minor Misdemeanor

4513.03

2

Driving with only one headlight

Minor Misdemeanor

4513.03

2

Operating a vehicle with a burned-out headlight

Minor Misdemeanor

4513.03

2

Operating a vehicle with a cracked windshield

Minor Misdemeanor

4513.17

0

Failure to signal lane changes or turns

Minor Misdemeanor

4511.39

2

Driving on a suspended or revoked license

Misdemeanor

4510.14

6

Aggravated vehicular assault

Felony

2903.08

6

Leaving the scene of an accident (with injury)

Felony

4549.021

6

Vehicular homicide (with alcohol or drugs involved)

Felony

2903.06

6

Fleeing from a law enforcement officer

Felony

2921.331

6

 

Fogt Law Can Help

Attorney Christopher Fogt will guide you throughout the process. Attorney Fogt has the knowledge, experience, and skill to help obtain the best possible outcome in your traffic case. Call today!

Attorney Fogt practices in Federal Court and all over the State of Ohio including, but not limited to Montgomery County, Greene County, Miami County, Warren County, Hamilton County, Clark County, Franklin County. Attorney Fogt also practices in Kettering, Miamisburg, Dayton, Xenia, Fairborn, Springboro, Clark, and Lebanon Municipal Courts as well as others. 

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