Street Law: Traffic Infractions. by Ryan Yoke. What are Traffic Infractions?. An “efficient” method of traffic enforcement Civil NOT criminal Fines, not jail Can affect insurance. Notice of Infraction. Notice of Infraction. A determination that an infraction has been committed
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by Ryan Yoke
What are Traffic Infractions?
An “efficient” method of traffic enforcement
Civil NOT criminal
Fines, not jail
Can affect insurance
You admit to committing the offense
The judge may decrease your fine (judicial discretion; mandatory minimum)
Violation goes on your record
Often the best choice with non-moving violations
You did not commit the offense
State has the burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence
If you win, the infraction does not go on your record
If you lose, it goes on your record, you pay the fine, and your insurance goes up
Hire a lawyer?
Read the IRLJ
Read the statute your charged with
Analyze the NOI/Affidavit
Subpoena the officer?
Check the SMD/speedometer certificates
Make a plea bargain with the State?
Break into groups of 3-4
Discuss these three problems
What kind of hearing should the defendant request?
What other things should the defendant do?