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Did you recently receive a ticket for following too closely behind another vehicle? This may have come as the result of an accident after you were tailgating the car in front of you. If the driver of that car suddenly slammed on their brakes and you hit them, this is reason enough for a police officer to issue a ticket for this offense.
While following too closely isn’t a felony that will send you to the big house, it can be costly. A ticket for the average minor traffic violation can quickly lead to two or three if you aren’t careful. And, from there, other problems, such as a hike in your insurance payments, can quickly follow.
It can get even worse, though. A ticket for following too closely, if it indeed does follow too closely on a series of other tickets, can net you a huge fine and the suspension or even revocation of your driver’s license. If you find yourself at risk of a costly fine or the suspension of your license, you need to see a lawyer fast.
Following too closely cannot exactly be precisely defined in legal terms. Each case will vary depending on the judgment of the police officer who chooses to issue you a ticket for this offense. Usually, you will be ticketed if the officer decides that you are following a vehicle more closely than is “reasonable and prudent.”
There may be several instances where you can argue that you had no choice but to follow another vehicle more closely than you would have normally done. For example, if an accident occurred while you were behind another vehicle in bumper to bumper traffic during the height of rush hour, “following too closely” may not apply.
If you are driving on a road where there has been an accident, you can usually avoid a ticket for following too closely. Likewise, if the road you are driving on is under intense ongoing construction, you may well be obliged to drive very closely behind the car ahead of you. This is also a case where following too closely will not apply.
The penalty for driving too closely is to have three points added to your driving record. In and of itself, this is no big deal. However, if you have had other tickets in the past, a further three points on your record could put your license in serious jeopardy.
Imagine being forced to attend traffic classes that cost big bucks. This is on top of the already hefty fine you may receive. And all of this would be in consequence of getting your license back after a suspension. When viewed in this light, a seemingly minor offense can become quite crucial.
If you receive a ticket for following too closely, you can choose to pay the fine or fight it. If you do choose to fight it, you will need to show substantial proof that the ticket was unjustified. This is the kind of situation where the help of a traffic violation attorney from our firm will be essential.
We will work with you through every step of the process from start to finish. Our goal will be to discredit every piece of evidence that isn’t in your favor. We will show all of the evidence that does seem to be in agreement with your argument that the judgment of the police officer may have been faulty.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about what we can do to get your ticket erased from your record.