Category Archives: Criminal traffic violation

Street racing can lead to far more than a speeding ticket

Street racing is quite popular across Arizona and in Phoenix specifically. Races disrupt the flow of traffic by blocking off roads from normal traffic. Since the drivers engage in dangerous behaviors while racing and exceed the posted speed limits, there is also substantial risk of injury to the participant and other people nearby, as well as the risk of significant property damage, especially if someoneContinue reading

What if a police officer is wrong about a traffic ticket?

A police officer pulls you over and gives you a traffic ticket, but they’re simply wrong about what they think happened. You try to explain it to them, doing your best to keep your cool, but they don’t believe you. They give you the ticket anyway. For instance, maybe they claim that you were not wearing your seat belt. You point out that you haveContinue reading

What constitutes criminal or excessive speeding in Arizona?

Speeding is arguably the most common criminal offense in Arizona. It is one of the only crimes that most people will readily admit to engaging in not just occasionally but habitually. After all, in most cases, speeding is a civil infraction, rather than a real crime, and despite its correlation with deadly crashes, people view it as a victimless personal decision. However, criminal charges canContinue reading

What is the ‘Move Over’ law?

Do you know that Arizona has a “Move Over” law that requires you to change lanes or slow down when passing an emergency vehicle, such as a police car, that’s stopped at the side of the road? If you didn’t, you’re far from alone. Arizona Revised Statute 28-775 put the “Move Over” law in to place in response to increased awareness about the dangers posed to bothContinue reading

The benefits of enrolling in traffic school

You thought the speed limit was 45, but as it turns out, that was two streets back. Now you’re staring at the yellow page of a traffic ticket. While in court, you hear the judge mention traffic school being a possibility. Here are a few reasons you might want to consider this an option: It could help with your overall driving knowledge Taking a trafficContinue reading

There are many types of aggressive driving

It doesn’t matter if you call it reckless driving or aggressive driving, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s dangerous and can result in serious trouble with the law. For example, in the state of Arizona, aggressive driving is a criminal charge. This is much more serious than a civil traffic violation, with serious consequences, such as license suspension and a hefty fine, in theContinue reading

Should you speed up or slow down at a yellow light?

We’ve all been there before. You’re coming up to a stoplight, and it’s green. Right at the crucial moment, it turns yellow. You’re stuck in this awkward zone where you’re too far away to make it through before the light turns red at your current speed, but you’re also going so fast that you’d essentially have to recklessly stomp on your brakes to stop inContinue reading