Traffic Offenses in Hawaii
Dedicated Traffic Violation Defense from a Honolulu Criminal Advocate
Is a Traffic Violation Considered a Crime in Honolulu?
Traffic offenses are not something that should be taken lightly in the State of Hawaii. If a person receives a traffic offense, it is considered to be either a civil infraction or a crime. Traffic crimes may be criminal violations, petty misdemeanors, misdemeanors, or felonies. When one receives a traffic ticket, their driving record can be affected and they may have to pay significant fines. If a person is given an excessive speeding ticket, they may face jail time and a permanent criminal record.
Driving on a suspended license also carries heavy fines and potential jail for repeat offenders. If you have been given a traffic offense, a Honolulu criminal defense advocate from my firm can be by your side to help you fight these charges and help you pursue every avenue to get them dismissed. At the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos, I have more than two decades of experience helping clients resolve their traffic citations. I can also help with other traffic-related offenses, such as:
- Inattentive Driving
- Racing on Highways
- Reckless Driving
- Fleeing the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without a License
Traffic Tickets: A Bigger Issue than You Might Think
According to statistics, 112,000 people per day receive a speeding ticket, which means 41,000,000 people receive speeding tickets every year. The total paid in speeding tickets per year is $6,232,000,000, and the average cost of a speeding ticket is $152.
Like criminal charges, traffic violations can have far-reaching repercussions that are not always initially perceived. A traffic crime is a violation of a statute, ordinance, or rule relating to traffic movement and control, and depending on the severity of the traffic crime, a driver may face jail time. A driver who is charged with a traffic crime must appear in court on the day the law enforcement officer indicated on their citation. Those who fail to appear to their court date may have a bench warrant issued for their arrest.
Can You Fight a Speeding Ticket in Hawaii?
After an individual receives a traffic ticket, they can pay the fine and have the violations appear on their traffic abstract and face potentially higher insurance rates, or they can contest the ticket. According to statistics, only 5% of speeding tickets get contested in traffic court. This means that a majority of the people who receive traffic tickets have violations on their traffic abstract that could have been eliminated.
How Does a Traffic Ticket Get Dismissed?
If you are dealing with a traffic offense, it is important to speak with my firm to discuss your situation right away. During a free case evaluation, I can help you understand the options for your defense and offer advice as to what your best course of action may be. The first step in dealing with your traffic offense is taking action.
My experience as a Honolulu traffic offense lawyer can be used to help you properly resolve your traffic violation. The Law Office of Steve Cedillos can help you avoid the devastating consequences of traffic offenses, such as job losses and increased insurance rates.
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