When Driving Issues Can Land You in Jail

We’ve all gotten a ticket at one point or another while driving but did you know, depending on your state and the laws there that some driving infractions could come with a jail sentence? Here are some ways a driving issue could turn into jail.

Multiple infractions

If someone has had multiple tickets and offences that will eventually catch up with them. Multiply that by not paying the fines or even worse not showing up to court and it could most definitely lead to a warrant being put out.

Reckless Driving

Driving 90 plus miles an hour in a 45 zone? This would be more than just speeding but in fact would be considered reckless driving which has much more severe consequences. The higher the speed over the posted speed limit, the higher up the class ladder of misdemeanors it gets. So driving something like 30 plus miles an hour over the speed limit would be considered a class A misdemeanor which holds the possibility of up to a year in county jail.

Hit-and-Run

This is a pretty obvious one but if you hit somebody or someone and do not report it, that’s considered a hit-and-run and if anybody was injured in anyway, then that automatically becomes a felony. Felonies come with heavy fines and longer possible jail sentences so no matter how scary the situation looks, always remember to report it.

Driving on a Revoked License

Depending on why a license was revoked, this offence could be counted as a Class A misdemeanor on the more lenient side to s Class 4 Felony on the stricter side. Either way, getting caught while driving on a revoked license can absolutely come with jail time.

 Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

A DUI is typically considered a Class A misdemeanor on first offence and subsequent arrests will carry harsher charges. Even if it is a first offence, it is a serious issue and county jail is a possibility.

All-in-all, as long as you drive carefully and abide by driving laws there should be no problems, but it’s good to know what could happen. If you ever have any questions or need help, please contact us anytime!

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