Washington DC Traffic Violations FAQs

In Washington, DC, a driver can be charged with a criminal misdemeanor for reckless driving for operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner. This can include failing to yield to emergency service vehicles, aggressive driving, excessive speeding, and other potentially dangerous actions. A conviction for reckless driving could result in up to a year in jail and/or a $1000 fine.

In the District of Columbia, driving with a suspended or revoked license is a serious traffic violation. One of the major reasons is that unlicensed drivers are also generally uninsured drivers which can create a major problem for others on the road. If you have been charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, you should contact a DC traffic violations lawyer as soon as possible.

In Washington, DC, a driver can be charged with criminal speeding for going 30 miles an hour over the posted the speed limit. This is different from a standard moving violation, which is considered a civil infraction. Your DC traffic violations lawyer should explain the process to you.