Protecting The Rights Of Clients Accused Of Moving Violations
If you are arrested or given a ticket for a traffic violation, you could receive points on your driver’s license and, in some cases, a criminal record. Depending on the facts of your case, an experienced lawyer may help you avoid or reduce these consequences.
I am Vicki M. Carriker, a Memphis DUI and traffic attorney serving clients in Shelby County and beyond. As a criminal defense lawyer, I have extensive experience representing clients who are charged a range of criminal offenses, including drunk driving, speeding and other serious traffic offenses.
Helping Clients Fight All Types Of Tennessee Traffic Charges
The Tennessee criminal and motor vehicle codes define a wide range of traffic offenses, also known as moving violations. These offenses are considered criminal. Most are misdemeanors, but some are felonies. Some of the most common and most serious traffic offenses include:
- Driving under the influence (DUI) (driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs)
- Speeding (driving at a speed above the posted speed limit or the statewide default limits)
- Reckless driving (driving with no regard for the safety of people or property)
- Driving while suspended (driving on a public road after your license has been suspended)
- Driving without insurance (driving in violation of the financial responsibility law)
A conviction for any of these offenses could have a long-term impact on your driving privileges. Certain offenses, including DUI, may also result in a jail sentence. And if you ignore a traffic ticket, your driver’s license could be suspended automatically without any notification.
Making a mistake when you are pulled over or afterward can have serious consequences. Working with an attorney can help you avoid these issues.
Working With A Skilled Attorney At The Beginning Can Help You Secure A Better End Result. Speak With Me Today.
If you are charged with a traffic violation, I can take immediate steps to protect your rights. She may be able to represent you without any need for you to go to court. To schedule a free consultation, please contact my office at 901-881-8913 or email my intake form.