Serious Traffic Offenses

Most traffic offenses are infractions and aren’t considered very serious. A traffic infraction usually just results in a fine and traffic violation points. However, certain traffic-related offenses are misdemeanor criminal offenses that carry more serious penalties, including possible jail time. 

Some of the most common serious traffic offenses include reckless driving, vehicular homicide, and driving under the influence. Unlike traffic infractions, which are handled in traffic court, these more serious offenses are dealt with in criminal court.