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Traffic Violations in the Million Are Filed Each Year in California Courts

Traffic Violations in the Million Are Filed Each Year in California Courtsblog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Traffic violations are broken down into three categories based on the level of seriousness: the infraction level, the misdemeanor level, and the felony level. Most traffic violations are infractions, but some, like vehicular manslaughter (i.e. a pedestrian dies because you ran over them with your car), are felonies.

Infractions are not punishable by jail or prison and are not subject to trial by jury therefore the punishment is generally just a fine. Penalties for infractions can be as much as $200.00 or more for common traffic infractions including unsafe speed, failing to obey a sign, and making an unsafe lane change.

Misdemeanors, such as driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, can carry penalties of as much as $2,000 or more and/or jail time. The maximum penalty allowed in California for a misdemeanor is one year in county jail and/or a fine. Felonies are punishable by prison or probation.

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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