Berkeley County Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Berkeley County Is A Hot Spot For Traffic Tickets
South Carolina is an “absolute speed” state. If you are driving even one mile an hour over the posted speed limit, it can be hard to battle a traffic ticket. That has created problems for drivers in Berkeley County.
We have some of the busiest roads in our state, and a lot of commercial trucks travel through the county. If you got a traffic ticket in Berkeley County, call Drennan Law Firm to help protect your rights.
One section of road travels by Jamestown, one of the state’s smallest cities. South Carolina highways 45 and 41 intersect in the area. The speed limit drops by 20 mph there and that has led to many tickets.
The town with just over 80 residents has become a traffic ticket hot spot. A recent media study reported that about 25 percent of all tickets issued in our state were in our county.
The Point System And Your Driving Rights
Most traffic violations are misdemeanors. Because of that, you might think it is not worth fighting. However, this is a point system state. If you are issued a traffic ticket, there will be points added to your driver’s license.
If you accumulate too many points, you could lose your driver’s license. If you are convicted of a traffic violation here or in another state or if you are court-martialed for a traffic violation in the military, you will be assigned points.
The points carry their full value for one year from the date of the offense. After 12 months, they are reduced to half value. They are removed from your record after 24 months.
How the points affect your driver’s license:
- 12 to 15 points – driving rights suspended for three months
- 16 to 17 – four-month suspension
- 18 to 19 – five-month suspension
- 20-plus – six-month suspension
Reduce The Consequences
Our experienced lawyers at Drennan Law Firm can help if the points on your driver’s license mean you could lose your driving rights. We can work with you to challenge the point system (you have 10 days to request a hearing) or get a route-restricted license that allows you to drive to work and school.