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Traffic Charges

Traffic Citations or Traffic Tickets

If you or someone you care about is facing a traffic citation or traffic ticket, contact the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr immediately 480-775-4800.  At Shell & Nermyr you will be represented by a firm partner, either Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr, with their 20+ years of experience each. Chad and Mark have obtained hundreds of Traffic Ticket dismissals and acquittals over the past 20 years. When facing a Traffic Ticket, a person needs an experienced aggressive attorney that the courts and prosecutors respect.  When you hire one of the partners at Shell & Nermyr your attorney will give you their personal cell phone number so that you can contact them at any time with any question.  Try texting Shell & Nermyr at 602-284-0247.

Evening and weekend appointments area available and Shell & Nermyr offers payment plans in most cases.

Personal Injury Cases

For the past 10 years Chad Shell and Mark Nermyr have also been representing people that have been injured by others.  Most commonly, personal injury cases arise out of car accidents.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or other accident, please call the attorney at Shell & Nermyr 480-775-4800 to schedule an appointment. In personal injury cases we will come to you.

Criminal and Civil Traffic Tickets

In Arizona a person can be cited with either a criminal traffic, a civil traffic ticket or a ticket that has both criminal charged and civil charges.  Resolving traffic tickets is a complicated area of law that requires years of experience to truly understand and defend. Chad Shell and Mark Nermyr have both been defending people charged with traffic offenses for over 20 years.  You can have the experience of Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr represent you by calling 480-775-4800 or texting 602-284-0247.

Types of Criminal Traffic Ticket

A criminal traffic ticket in Arizona is just that, a criminal charge.  If a person is convicted of a criminal traffic ticket, they will have a criminal record.  A criminal record can adversely affect a person’s ability to find employment, get promotions, obtain fingerprint clearance cards, and it can cause car insurance rates to skyrocket.  Common criminal traffic violations are:

  • Criminal Speeding – In Arizona a police officer can charge a person with Criminal Speeding in two instances: 1) if a person is exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph. 2) if a person is driving in excess of 85 mph.  If a person is driving on a freeway with a speed limit of 75 mph and they are traveling at 87 mph the officer can give them a criminal speeding ticket even though they are not exceeding the limit by more than 20 mph.  Criminal Speeding is a Class 3 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 30 days in jail.
  • DUI – Check out of page on DUI.  There are several different levels of DUI in Arizona:
    • DUI – Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days in jail.
    • DUI .08 – Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days in jail.
    • 15 DUI or Extreme DUI- is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, up to 180 days in jail.
    • .20 DUI or Super Extreme DUI – is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, up to 180 days in jail.
    • DUI Drugs [illegal drugs or even prescription drugs] – is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days in jail.
    • Aggravated DUI – Aggravated DUI is a Class 4 Felony, punishable up to 3.75 years in prison.
  • Reckless Driving – Reckless Driving is a very broad charge.  In order to be convicted of Reckless Driving a police officer must prove that the driver drove a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.   Reckless Driving is a Class 2 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 120 days in jail
  • Aggressive Driving – To many inexperienced lawyers they do not understand the difference between aggressive driving and reckless driving.  Aggressive driving requires the police officer to prove that a person was speeding AND committed two other civil traffic infractions.  Aggressive Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days in jail
  • Racing – Racing is just what it sounds like; a driver can be arrested for Racing if the police can prove that a person was participating in a race, a speed competition or acceleration contest. Racing is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days in jail.
  • Driving on a Suspended license – In Arizona a person can be convicted of driving on a suspended license if the police can prove that a person was driving, their driver’s license was suspended, and they knew or should have know the license was suspended.  Driving on a Suspended license is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 180 days in jail
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit and Run) – In Arizona a person is required to stop and exchange insurance and contact information if they are involved in an accident.  Even if a person hit an unattended vehicle the driver is required to stop and leave a note to indicate that they were involved in the collision.  Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a Class 2 Misdemeanor, punishable up to 120 days in jail 

Types of Civil Traffic Ticket

Civil violations can be anything from speeding, to stop sign or red-light violations.  Civil tickets do not involve jail time or a criminal record.  However, most civil traffic tickets will involve points on a driving record.  In Arizona a person starts with 0 (zero) points.  Each traffic infraction a person is convicted for adds points to a driving records or Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).  Most infractions assess 3 points to the MVR.  Once a person reaches 8 points the Motor Vehicle Department will require the driver to attend Traffic Survival School.  Traffic Survivor School is different that Defensive Driving School.  The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr can explain the difference.   The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have connections at MVD that we can contact in order to obtain current and immediate information about a client’s driving record.

Call the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr 480-775-4800 or text them at 602-284-0247 and let them fight your Traffic case for you.

Do not hire an inexperienced attorney or a firm that will simply hand your file over to a paralegal.  Chad Shell and Mark Nermyr can help you beat criminal and civil traffic cases.

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