No matter the charge, traffic tickets are expensive. They come with court fines, higher insurance rates, suspension of driving privileges, and potential jail time. South Carolina breaks tickets down into 0, 2, 4, and 6 point violations. Also, many insurance companies have their own "point system". If one amasses 12 "points" on their South Carolina driving record, they suffer a license suspension in this State. We also have "serious" violations in this State which, if you are convicted of enough in a certain period of time, you can be deemed a "habitual traffic offender" and suffer a five year license suspension. If you are caught driving during that period, you can face a felony charge and up to five years in prison.
If you have questions about a traffic ticket you received in Bonneau, South Carolina or anywhere else in the Low Country, please call me today for a consultation (843) 761-0610.