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Phoenix Habitual Traffic Offender Attorney

For most people, receiving a traffic ticket is a nuisance, but will not generally result in long term consequences. However, if a person has been deemed to be a habitual traffic offender, they could face serious consequences, including a revocation of their driver’s license. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Phoenix habitual traffic offender attorney. We will conduct a full investigation into the incident and work to ensure that you remain legal on the roadway.

Why Choose Nunez Law Firm, PLLC For This Case?

If you are in danger of being labeled as a habitual traffic offender, let an attorney at the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC help you through this today.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience to bring it to your side when it comes to helping alleged Phoenix habitual traffic offenders.
  • We are devoted to ensuring open and honest communication with our clients throughout their case, and we provide regular communication and status updates to each client we take.
  • We take the time to explain the laws and legal rights to every client and counsel them on the likely outcomes and possible consequences there facing.

What Does It Mean To Be A “Habitual” Traffic Offender?

A habitual traffic offender is one who regularly commits traffic offenses. Many states across the country have actual habitual traffic offender laws on the books. However, there is no such statute in Arizona. Nonetheless, those who regularly receive serious traffic offense convictions can face significant consequences in Arizona.

Arizona operates under a point system, which means that every traffic violation a person gets is awarded a certain number of points. If a person accumulates eight or more points on their record in a 12 month period, their license will be suspended for one year, or the offender will be required to attend Traffic Survival School.

Each moving violation is assigned a point value – typically, more serious offenses are given higher numbers of points. The following list includes common offenses and their associated points:

  • Driving Under the Influence – 8 points
  • Extreme Driving Under the Influence – 8 points
  • Reckless Driving – 8 points
  • Aggressive Driving – 8 points
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit-and-Run) – 6 points
  • Failure to Stop or Yield, Resulting in a Fatality – 6 points
  • Failure to Stop or Yield, Resulting in an Injury – 4 points
  • Speeding – 3 points
  • Driving or Parking in the Gore Area – 3 points
  • All Other Moving Violations – 2 points

In order to avoid a one-year license suspension after accumulating eight or more points, a person will need to attend Traffic Survival School (TSS). This TSS requirement is also in place if a person has been convicted of:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Running a red light
  • Any moving violation that involves serious injury or death
  • Any moving violation committed while the person was 18 years of age or younger

How Will an Attorney Help With a Habitual Traffic Offender Case?

A Phoenix habitual traffic offender defense lawyer will have a thorough understanding of the procedures and processes in place for these cases. They have resources that you likely do not have, and can:

  • Gather all of the evidence being used against you and work to show that you should not be facing accusations of being a habitual traffic offender.
  • Work to get the current charges reduced to avoid being labeled as a habitual offender.
  • Help you keep your license so you can continue to work and support yourself and your family.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

A habitual traffic offender can face significant consequences, including a suspended license as well as potential criminal charges. If you or somebody you care about has been designated as a habitual traffic offender, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we want to work with you to ensure you remain legal on the roadway. Let our Phoenix habitual traffic offender attorney get to work on your case as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free case review.