Driving and Traffic Offenses

Violations Our Traffic Lawyers Can Represent You for

There are a multitude of driving and traffic offenses which are considered criminal in nature. These criminal offenses are classified as infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. Infractions are punishable by fine. Misdemeanors are punishable by fine and/or jail. Felonies may be punishable by fine, jail and/or prison sentences. Driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) is a common criminal offense, but complex enough that another section of the Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. website is specifically devoted to driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI). Please refer to the driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) section of our website for more information. A Brydon, Swearengen & England, traffic lawyer can defend you against driving and traffic offenses including, but not limited to the following:

  • Careless and imprudent driving;
  • Driving while license is suspended/revoked;
  • Failure to drive on the right half of the road;
  • Failure to stop;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle;
  • Following too close;
  • Involuntary manslaughter;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Operating a vehicle without a license;
  • Speeding;
  • Tampering; and
  • Voluntary manslaughter.

Consequences Our Attorneys Can Defend You Against

The Missouri Department of Revenue assesses points to criminal driving and traffic offenses following a guilty plea or conviction. Accumulation of points following criminal driving offenses may result in a suspension or revocation of driving privileges. A suspension of driving privileges may be as little as thirty (30) days up to a one (1) year revocation for driving privileges. From our offices in Jefferson City, our criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. have represented hundreds of clients for driving related offenses in successfully avoiding the assessment of points. An inherent danger in simply paying a ticket is that points tend to accumulate so that person may eventually face mandatory jail time for driving on suspended or revoked driver’s license.

While a person might be eligible for a limited driving privilege in certain circumstances, a person’s driver record may render the person ineligible.

Felony driving offenses are the most serious. A person charged with a felony driving offense is in jeopardy of a prison sentence, and a person who has plead guilty or been convicted a felony driving offense is not eligible for a limited driving privilege and may lose driving privileges for a number of years. Hiring an experienced criminal lawyer and criminal attorney is critical. If you have questions or need assistance with any driving offense or any other criminal law matter, contact driving and traffic lawyer Scott Hamblin at Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. in Jefferson City. Our experienced criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys will take the time to fully explain how the criminal “system” works, including criminal procedure, details of the criminal laws relevant to your case, and a realistic idea of what you should expect in your criminal or driving case. At Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. in Jefferson City, you can expect a courteous and knowledgeable staff, prompt return of calls, access to experienced criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys.

Contact Scott Hamblin for more information.