A criminal traffic violation is issued in a case where a person is suspected of committing a traffic violation, which is punishable as a misdemeanor offense. A driver can be arrested when charged with a criminal traffic violation.
Examples of the most common criminal traffic violations are:
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended driver license (knowingly)
- Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage
If you receive a citation for a criminal traffic violation, you must appear in court. You will be notified by mail of your court date. Failure to appear in court could result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest. Search your traffic citation to find your court hearing date.