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What Are Some of the Most Common Traffic Violations in California?

As you can imagine, there are a wide array of traffic violations that drivers can commit. Unfortunately, the penalties for these violations are often far more than a simple “slap on the wrist.” Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Tehama County traffic violation lawyer to learn more about some of the most common traffic violations in California and how our legal team can help if you’ve been accused of committing one.

Common Traffic Violations in California

Some of the most common traffic violations that our legal team sees are as follows:

  • Speeding Tickets: At times, a speeding ticket can warrant the suspension of your license. If nothing else, you can expect points on your license, which can drastically affect your insurance premiums, causing you to essentially pay for your ticket months, or even years down the road. This is why you need an experienced Tehama County traffic violation lawyer on your side.
  • Reckless Driving: Reckless driving charges are often considered misdemeanors, and in some cases, felonies, especially if the reckless driving resulted in the death of another person. For a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in California, you can expect to face up to 90 days of jail time and a potential $1,000 fine. If your reckless driving resulted in the injury of another person, you will most likely face a misdemeanor that entails up to six months in jail and a potential $1,000 fine.
  • Cell Phone Violations: Cell phone laws are very strict here in California, and a cell phone violation can impact you for years to come. In the state of California, those convicted of cell phone violations will receive one negligent operator point against their license if they were previously convicted of a cell phone violation within the prior 36 months.
  • Driving Without a License: Driving with a suspended license is considered a serious crime in California, and if you’ve been caught driving with a suspended license, you need skilled legal representation on your side. You will most likely face up to six months in jail and a potential $1,000 fine.

Cohen Criminal Law is on your side. If you are currently facing a traffic violation, you can depend on our firm to fight for you.


Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes and traffic violations for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.