Myrtle Beach Speeding Ticket Attorney
Fighting Your Speeding Ticket in South Carolina
Speeding is defined as driving a vehicle at a speed that is either greater than or less than the posted speed limit. Speeding is a primary traffic offense, which means that the officer can pull you over and issue you a ticket if they see that you are driving greater than or less than the posted speed limit.
Speeding is a very common traffic offense, but it is not something that you have to pay and forget about. Speeding is something that you can fight, and you can win. At Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC, our Myrtle Beach speeding ticket attorneys can help you fight your speeding ticket and help you avoid the fines and penalties associated with speeding.
Penalties for Speeding
If you receive a traffic citation in South Carolina, you may encounter the following consequences:
Fines: The amount of a traffic ticket fine varies based on the nature of the offense. For example, if you were caught speeding, the fine is calculated based on how far you violated the speed limit. The fine for violating the speed limit by 10 miles ranges from $15 to $25, while breaking the speed restriction by 25 miles can result in fines of up to $200. Reckless driving offenses can result in fines of up to $445 or a 30-day prison sentence.
Points on Your Driving Record: The accumulation of points on your driving record is contingent on the specific violation. Changing lanes without signaling can result in a two-point penalty, while dangerous driving can result in a six-point penalty.
License Suspension or Revocation: If you receive twelve points for driving infractions, your driver's license will be suspended for three months. A ban of up to six months could be imposed if you reach twenty points.
Court-Mandated Traffic School: A judge may order you to attend traffic school or a defensive driving course, depending on the nature of the offense. Fortunately, in South Carolina, online defensive driving courses are available, providing a faster and more convenient alternative to traditional in-person sessions.
Prison Sentences: In cases where reckless driving leads to a fatal accident, the penalties can be severe. Felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges can result in prison sentences of up to 25 years.
It's crucial to understand that the specific penalties and fines may vary depending on the circumstances and the severity of the violation. If you receive a traffic ticket, it's advisable to consult with a legal expert or the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) to get accurate information and guidance tailored to your situation.
Contact us online or call (843) 357-6454 for a consultation with a seasoned speeding ticket attorney in Myrtle Beach at Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC.
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