Civil Cases

Civil Traffic Ticket

Firstly, this is a ticket, awarded by an officer, that can be given to not just motorists but also pedestrians. Ultimately, it covers any civil traffic law including illegal turns, failing to stop at a red light, illegal crossing, speeding, and parking meter violations.

On the form, the officer will list the laws broken as well as the associated fines. Furthermore, it will go on to explain how you pay the fine or whether you wish to challenge it (if you feel it wasn’t deserved).

For the most part, these violations will not carry criminal penalties. This being said, points can still go onto your license which has all sorts of negative connotations including higher insurance premiums and even suspension (after a build up of points). Once your license is suspended, driving will be a criminal offense.