1. Infraction Traffic Citations
An infraction is a minor offense that is usually punished with a fine, traffic school, or community service. It is not punishable by jail time.
Examples of traffic infractions:
- Moving violations – driving too fast or running a red light.
- Driving without proof of insurance for your vehicle.
- Car registration or driver’s license violations.
- Having broken equipment that you need to fix.
2. Criminal Traffic Citations
A Criminal traffic offense is a more serious offense, like Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), or Driving on a Suspended License. These offenses may be punished with jail time. These cases are heard in the Criminal Division of the Court. In any criminal case where you may face jail time you have a right to an attorney, even if you can't afford one. If you can't afford one, the Court will appoint you one.
Those who have outstanding or unresolved Infraction and Criminal Traffic Citations may qualify to enroll in a program, called the Drive Legal Program, which assists in resolving citations so that individuals are in a position to reinstate their license.