Criminal law in Columbus makes it an infraction to violate state traffic laws. If you are charged with a traffic violation, only a criminal defense attorney can help you avoid steep fines, skyrocketing insurance, and even jail time.
If you have been charged with a traffic ticket issued by a traffic camera, you may be wondering if you need to find a lawyer. Ohio criminal law now requires a police officer to be present at a camera location to properly issue a traffic violation charge. However, this area of criminal defense law is complicated. A number of cities, including Dayton, have said they cannot afford the extra police presence. That city sued to block the law, and a judge recently held that cities can continue to issue tickets until Ohio can establish the law’s constitutionality. If you are charged with any traffic offense, always contact a criminal defense attorney.