If you fail to dim lights meeting an oncoming car it can affect the vision of the driver of the oncoming car. However, many states are now debating the legality of this law since many people need their bright lights in order to see. As a result, this is a citation that can be argued and defended. In fact, there is a good chance of defense for this particular citation. Other states still see it as a chargeable offence.
Most states have lowered the fine penalties for failure to dim lights while meeting oncoming traffic. In some states, the fine is as low as $10, although there are still the court costs to consider. As with other circumstances, this can vary depending on if there were other citations given, whether alcohol was involved and whether an accident resulted. Previous driving offences may also be taken into consideration.
It is uncommon for points to be given for this offence, however, again, it depends on the exact circumstances of the incident. A simple failure to dim lights ticket does not impact your driving record at all. It does, however, stay on your court records. Every time you are brought to a courtroom, it remains on record. Your license, however, remains clear. Fail to dim lights meeting traffic carries no point penalties.
Since there is such controversy over this violation, hiring a lawyer could give you a definite advantage and you may be able to escape any penalties at all. A lawyer will have all of the particulars for the state in which you live and will best know how to argue the case. While the citation may be considered a minor offence, it is still on your court records unless you can have the charges dismissed. If it remains on the court records, any future violations of any kind could have higher fees involved.