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What types of traffic violations can result in a misdemeanor?

When people think about driving a car, they may not immediately think about criminal charges. However, people should know that a variety of criminal charges can accompany certain driving behavior. If individuals are not careful, they can face both felony charges and misdemeanors for traffic violations.

There are a number of criminal charges that can result in misdemeanors while driving a car. These can include driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In many cases, a DUI is only considered a misdemeanor. Additionally, failing to stop at the scene of an accident can also result in misdemeanor charges.

Drivers can also face misdemeanor charges for driving without proper insurance or without a valid driver's license. If drivers drive without the proper credentials, it can lead to a variety of criminal charges. Finally, reckless driving can also result in misdemeanor charges for Oregon residents.

Like other non-traffic related misdemeanors, individuals can be arrested and taken to jail for these types of behavior. Also, like other misdemeanors, people can be required to post a bail bond in order to be released from police custody. People facing traffic related misdemeanors also face similar penalties when charged with traffic offenses. These penalties can include jail time, fines, community service and more.

It is important for individuals in Oregon to understand how to respond to criminal charges. Even if the charges are misdemeanors, like those associated with traffic citations, aggressive action should be taken to combat the charges. With specific legal advice from an attorney, individuals can craft a defense strategy.

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