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Kentucky Traffic Violations

If you reach 12 points on your driving record in Kentucky, you may have to go to traffic school. You could also lose your license. If you are charged with moving violations, you may want to seek the help of a Kentucky traffic ticket lawyer.

What Are the Penalties for Traffic Violations?

You may owe a fine up to $100 if law enforcement catches you speeding. The state bases fines on how much over the speed limit you were driving. For instance, the fine for 10 miles per hour (mph) over the limit is $20; the fine for 16 mph over the limit is $32.

Points also add up on your driving record. Driving 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit on a limited access highway yields three points. Driving 16 to 25 mph over the limit doubles it to six points. If you are caught driving more than 25 mph over the limit, your license could be suspended.

There are other moving traffic violations that result in points on your record. Some common ones are:

  • Failure to yield: three points
  • Careless driving: three points
  • Following too closely: four points
  • Failure to stop for a school or church bus: six points

You could either lose your license or be sent to traffic school if you reach 12 points—or seven points if you are under age 18—on your driving record.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

A traffic violation lawyer gathers evidence that may include the officer's copy of the ticket and training records. The attorney can try to get the prosecutor to dismiss the ticket or reduce the fine.

The lawyer may also work out a compromise to reduce or avoid points on your driving record. This helps reduce the risk of losing your license if you are charged again.

Rather than arguing with a judge, it may be best to let an attorney handle the discussions.

Locate a Local Traffic Ticket Lawyer Today

An attorney knows the laws and can defend your rights. The attorney may not be able to get the ticket dismissed, but may help reduce your fine. Call now to speak with a traffic ticket attorney in Kentucky at 877-913-7222.