Traffic Violations

Portland Traffic Crimes Attorney | Maine Traffic Offense Lawyer

Whether you receive a speeding ticket or you are involved in something as serious as criminal vehicular homicide, you should consult a Portland traffic crimes attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and future.

It can be easy to accept the consequences of something as small as a speeding ticket in hopes the problem will go away. However, you may have a job that depends on a clean driving record or a mark on your record could cause you to not be hired for a specific job. Richard Berne is well-versed in Maine traffic laws and can use that knowledge and his skill to assist you in your case.

Traffic Crimes In Maine

Sometimes, speeding is more than just a few miles over the speed limit. Criminal speeding can lead to major fines and even jail time, especially if going at speeds of 100 mph. In addition to the court’s penalty, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will institute a 30-day license suspension at the time of conviction.

For you to be charged with a traffic crime, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the offense. If there is any doubt, you can’t be convicted.

If you were speeding by 29 mph or less, you face a civil violation and not a criminal one. There’s no risk of jail, but that doesn’t mean that the offense isn’t serious. The common penalty is a fine. However, your insurance company could raise your rates and, if you’ve had multiple offenses in the past, you could lose your license. License suspension can lead to difficulty getting to and from work, running errands, taking your kids where they need to go, and simply having your freedom.

Other types of moving violations include:

  • Reckless driving
  • OUI
  • Failure to stop
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Hit and run
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Assault with a motor vehicle

Fighting For Your Future

Whether you’ve been charged with a traffic crime or a simple moving violation, it’s important to make sure your rights aren’t violated and that you effectively fight for your future. Without the proper representation by your side, you run the risk of paying penalties that you may not have to pay.

Contact A Portland Traffic Crimes Attorney

A traffic offense may not seem like a serious one, but it can have its consequences such as the absence of a clean driving record affecting your job. If you have been accused of a traffic-related crime, it is important to seek the help of a defense attorney as soon as possible. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Richard Berne at 207-871-7770 to request a free consultation.