Traffic Violations

Fighting to Keep Your Driving Record Clean

Even seemingly minor traffic violations can cause you to accumulate enough points on your driver's license to eventually lose your driving privileges, not to mention the potential increase to your insurance premiums.

It is worth contacting attorney Ed DeWerf f, the founder of the Clarksville Law Office of Edward E. DeWerff, to get these charges dismissed or reduced to non-moving violations that will not affect your insurance rates or add points to your driving record.

When you have been cited for a traffic offense, contact our Montgomery County traffic violation lawyer at 931-216-8616 (cell phone 24/7) or 931-444-6038 (office) to schedule a free initial consultation.

A Clarksville Driver's License Suspension Lawyer, Experienced Advocacy on Your Side

Tennessee operates on a traffic offenses point system. You will accumulate points to your driving record for most traffic violations, including:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding tickets
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Other moving violations

The number of points assigned to each moving violation depends on its severity. The points on your record continuously accumulate and drop off over the course of three years. If at any point you accumulate 12 points within a three-year timeframe, your license will be revoked - for this reason alone, it is important to fight citations for traffic violations. Non-moving violations do not incur points, and do not increase your insurance rates.

Unfortunately, many clients run into additional problems during routine vehicle stops, in which you get pulled over for something minor but then other infractions are discovered that lead to being charged with a more serious offense. Be smart, don't give them a reason to stop you:

  • Wear your seat belt
  • Use your turning signal every time you turn
  • Do not litter
  • Make sure your brake lights and headlights are working properly

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights to Privacy

With all of that being said, the police do not have an automatic right to stop you and search your car. Under the Tennessee and federal constitutions, you have the right to privacy unless the police have probable cause to arrest or search you. That means that in most situations you have the right to say no to a search of your car and person.

If the police search you or your car without probable cause and without your permission, nothing they find can be used against you.

Contact Our Tennessee Criminal Defense Law Firm

For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Clarksville driver's license suspension attorney, please contact us.