Disregarded Lane Control Signal: Fines, Traffic Points And Defense

The charge of disregarding a lane control signal often refers to signals directing you to turn or to maintain a lane while driving. For example, a very common occurrence is turning on a red light, which may have just been a yellow arrow directing you to turn. This type of error is similar to failing to stop at a stop sign or not following right-of-way rules. It is often charged to individuals who have disobeyed clear signage but it can also be issued because of a traffic accident in which the failure to obey the lane control signal lead to an accident. It may also be considered reckless driving and hence a reckless driving ticket is issued.

Fines And Penalties

The fines and penalties for this type of moving violation may differ from state to state as this is a state law. Nevertheless, you can expect to pay a moving violation citation for $50 or more, sometimes much more. In cases where this is a multiple offense or a habitual situation, fines may be doubled or more.

Points And Impact On Driving Record/License

Since this charge is a moving violation, the Department of Motor Vehicles is likely to issue points to those who are guilty of this crime. In most states, the addition of two points occurs. If you exceed the state's maximum number of points, you may lose your driver's privileges for a period of two years or more, sometimes less. Work privileges may or may not be available.

Hiring A Lawyer

Keep in mind that this type of charge may cause you to pay hefty fines and to lose your license. In addition, it may lead to the increase in your insurance premiums. The best route to avoiding these charges is to use the services of a skilled attorney. They may be able to get the charges dropped, or reduced, and help save your license from points. In many instances, lawyers are able to prove your innocence in these situations, even when you are going up against a police officer's opinion of the events.

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