Traffic crimes are not a federal concern. As result they are treated separately by different states. The punishments may vary slightly from state to state for each offense. There are several types of traffic crimes and not all are serious. Punishment of course depends on the type of crime and the number of time the crime has been repeated by the offender.
Driving Under Influence also known as Driving While Intoxicated in some states is one of the most common traffic crimes.
Reckless driving also accounts for a considerable portion of overall traffic crimes committed. There is overlap between driving under influence and reckless driving. Reckless driving has the potential to cause grievous injury to life and property. This is because the driver in such case disregards threat to life and property while driving.
Reckless driving can cause suspension of driver license, jail term, etc. Getting caught in this type crime can impact your insurance rates related to automobiles negatively. There is another serious charge- Manslaughter using while driving a vehicle.
Some states label this offense as a direct manslaughter under their statutes. Some other states have specific provisions while dealing with manslaughter. It should be pointed out in this regard that nature of crimes depend on place, time and season.
Traffic in big metropolitan areas is quite heavy during office hours. The highways where cars speed may result in braking of speed limits. During vacation time there is great traffic towards beaches (like- Key West) and other places of tourist attraction. The volume, speed of moving traffic and the way traffic is managed by the local authorities will determine traffic crimes. Local Key West Traffic Attorneys have become habituated in fighting this type of cases.
There are parking related rules which call of fines if broken. These fines have to pay within 10 days from the day of violation. Additional late fee of $5 will have to be paid in case of non payment within stipulated time. 20 days later another $5 will be charged from the day of violation.
After 30 days of non-recovery of parking fine, the responsibility will be transferred to a collection agency. In case of residential permits, they are of two types:
• Residents of business district. These residents don’t have access to off street parking.
• For Monroe County residents living in old town. Cars with tag of Monroe County can park in any residential parking place.
Specialized tags like- Firefighters, Miami Dolphins, etc can’t park in residential spaces. It should also be kept in mind that one permit is allowed per vehicle. In case of any criminal charges related to driving and parking, contact a Key West Traffic Lawyer.