This citation; Failure to drive in single lane, can describe more than one situation. For instance, if you go off the side of the road and into a ditch, that is failure to drive in a single lane. Another instance would be if you were swerving (even slightly) over the lane line. Yet another case would be if you consistently changed lanes for no apparent reason. It is possible to beat this citation with defense since an attorney would know all of the specifics of the law in your state.
Fines for failing to drive in a single lane can range from $1 to $200. If there was a resulting accident, the fines may be more. If the driver was intoxicated, even more penalties may be added. Also, if other citations were issued at the same time, fees, fines and penalties may be increased.
There are normally about 3 points given for
failing to drive in a single lane. Obviously, that does go on your driving
record and insurance rates will go up. If someone has a poor driving record
overall, or if the person was DUI, a license can be suspended or revoked but
that usually does not happen just for one failing to drive in a single lane
This citation can be a serious offense over all but with a good lawyer, some or all of the fines and penalties can be dropped. A consultation is a good idea since then the attorney will know what the chances are of fighting the citation successfully. Any time you can save a fee or a mark on your license, it is a good idea to follow through with that. Many times all it takes is a quick phone call to an attorney and you can have your answers.