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Knoxville Traffic Violations Defense Lawyer

Union County Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

Attorney for Speeding and Other Traffic Tickets in Knox County, TN

Throughout the country, law enforcement officers are placing an increased emphasis on the enforcement of traffic laws. In many cities and towns, speed sensors, red light cameras, and other high-tech systems have been installed to help with enforcement efforts. It is entirely possible to get a traffic ticket for speeding or running a red light without even being stopped by the police.

At the Knox County law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we understand that for many drivers, paying a traffic ticket every now and then is just one of the costs of driving. If you get a second or third citation in a short period of time, however, things can become much more serious. The violation could even result in the suspension of your driver's license. If you have recently been issued a traffic ticket, our knowledgeable team can help you figure out how to proceed.

Union County Counsel for Moving Violations

Attorney Jeffrey Coller and his team assist clients dealing with all types of traffic offenses, including:

  • Speeding;
  • Failure to obey traffic signals (running a red light);
  • Failure to yield;
  • Lane-change violations;
  • Driving without required insurance;
  • Expired registration;
  • Missing or broken headlights or taillights; and
  • Failure to wear a seatbelt as required.

Traffic laws in the state of Tennessee can be confusing for the average driver. For example, the citation you received might indicate that you are accused of running a red light, but it may not clearly show the full consequences of pleading guilty and paying the ticket. Pleading guilty and paying the fine is effectively equivalent to a conviction, and each conviction of a moving violation accumulates points to your driving record. If you get too many points in a continuous 12-month period, you could lose your driver's license for up to one year. Factors such as your age, the types of offenses, and the total number of accumulated points can affect the length of your license suspension.

At our firm, we will work hard to keep your license in good standing, even if you have previous violations on your driving record. We will help you explore ways to avoid a suspension and to minimize the impact on your life.

HMVOs in Tennessee

Most traffic offenses lead to fines and points on your driving record, but some violations can lead to more serious criminal charges. We are equipped to offer skilled guidance and trusted counsel when you are facing charges related to:

  • Drunk driving or drugged driving;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Drag racing;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Vehicular assault or homicide; and
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license.

A conviction for offenses like these could result in increased fines, probation, or even jail time. Three convictions in five years could result in you being categorized as a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender (HMVO). If the court determines that you are an HMVO, your driver's license will be revoked for a minimum of three years, and reinstatement is not guaranteed. You will also be charged with a felony if you are caught driving while your license is revoked. If you have been found to be an HMVO, we can help get the HMVO bar lifted so that you can get back on the road again.

Commercial Driver's License Violations

Throughout Tennessee, thousands of people drive commercial vehicles for a living. If you hold a commercial driver's license (CDL), the law holds you to higher safety standards than those with non-commercial licenses. As a result, traffic violations can have serious penalties for you. Depending on the type of violation, just one conviction could lead to your CDL being suspended, even if you were not driving a commercial vehicle at the time. Violations related to your CDL, such as operating an overweight vehicle or failing to follow Department of Transportation rules, carry even more severe consequences. If traffic offenses are threatening your ability to make a living, we can help keep you behind the wheel legally.

Schedule a Free Consultation

To learn more about our firm and how we can help you handle a traffic citation, contact our office. Call 865-281-1000 for a free, confidential consultation. We serve clients in Union County, Anderson County, Campbell County, Blount County, and the surrounding areas.

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