Criminal Speeding vs. Civil Speeding Explained by Arizona Traffic Lawyers

Arizona civil speeding tickets and criminal traffic tickets can create numerous problems for Arizona residents, according to the Arizona traffic lawyers at Corso Law Group.

An Arizona speeding ticket can affect driving privileges and lead to the inclusion of points on an Arizona Department of Transportation motor vehicle record (MVR), which can affect a person’s ability to provide for their family.

“And being found guilty of an Arizona traffic offense can increase your auto insurance costs,” said John M. Rhude, Esq., Corso Law Group founding partner. “Which is why it’s so important to hire experienced Arizona traffic lawyers to represent you.”

According to Rhude, Arizona speeding tickets can lead to expensive surcharges that can last for up to seven years on a driving record.

“A traffic ticket can seem harmless but the ramifications of being found guilty can have long lasting effects,” Rhude said.

Should a Person Defend Themselves?

Any legal matter, no matter how small, means facing an experienced prosecutor, Rhude said. It’s the prosecutor’s job to prosecute offenders and given the number of cases they handle, they become very good at successfully prosecuting defendants.

“The prosecutor is going to do everything in their power to beat you,” said Rhude’s partner, Christopher P. Corso, Esq. “That’s their job. If they didn’t try hard to win, they could lose their job. And no prosecutor is going to lose their job over you.”

When a person hires Corso Law Group, the law firm’s attorneys move quickly to defend their clients, fighting hard for their defendant. They immediately:

– Build a client file with all pertinent information.

– Have their legal team call the client to personally introduce themselves.

– Draft several motions that need to be filed promptly including a notice of appearance, notice of defense and a motion of discovery.

– Reach out to the prosecutor’s office, attempting to start the negotiation process.

Arizona Criminal Speeding Tickets

When it comes to Arizona criminal speeding tickets, the penalties are even more severe. A criminal speeding ticket is a class 3 misdemeanor in the state of Arizona.

“That means, for the rest of your life, if you’re found guilty, you’ll have to answer “Yes” when you’re asked if you have a criminal record,” Rhude said. “On a job application, that makes you different from everyone else. And if you possess an Arizona CDL, you could lose your license – proof that you need an experienced traffic lawyer defending you.”

Experience Counts in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

In addition to civil speeding and criminal speeding issues, Corso Law Group handles a myriad of criminal cases, including Arizona DUIs (the firm has handled more than 14,000 DUI cases), domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

The Arizona traffic lawyers at Corso Law Group do everything in their power to protect their defendant’s families and advocate for their rights. They have the experience and expertise to deal with traffic charges in Arizona and will fight to get the charges dismissed and preserve their family.

Corso Law Group has quickly built a reputation for its vigorous defense of clients, using its lawyers’ previous experience with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and other prosecutorial agencies to assist its clients with their criminal defense cases.

The experienced Arizona traffic lawyers at Corso Law Group serve clients throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.

To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsolawgroup.com or call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.