The Crime

Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, also commonly referred to as a Stop Light Violation or a Stop Sign Violation, is a traffic offense that can damage your record and driving history.  A person is required to obey any official traffic control device, and the failure to do so is a punishable offense.  If you have been charged with a Stop Sign Violation or a Stop Light Violation, you should seek help from the Knoxville traffic attorneys at the Oberman & Rice Law Firm.

[Source: Tennessee Code Annotated § 55-8-109]

The Penalties

Under Tennessee law, the Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device is a Class C Misdemeanor and may result in some or all of the following consequences:

  1. A sentence of up to 30 days in prison;
  2. A probationary period;
  3. A fine of up to $50;
  4. Court costs.

In addition, if you have a Tennessee Driver’s License, the Tennessee Department of Safety will assess 4 points on your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record).

[Source: Tennessee Code Annotated § 55-8-109]

Why Hire An Attorney Immediately?

It is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve favorable evidence if necessary. Key evidence (faces, dates, events, and conversations) fades from memory over time. Also, video evidence may be destroyed. Therefore, it is critical to begin an investigation as soon as possible to ensure valuable evidence is not lost. Success or failure in any Tennessee traffic case may be determined in the decisions of the defendant and his or her Tennessee Traffic Attorney in the days after a citation is written.

Contact Us Today

If you or someone you know has recently been charged, contact the Oberman & Rice Law Firm today so that we can begin preparing a defense for your case. Submit your information for a free case evaluation from our Knoxville traffic attorneys or call our office at 865-249-7200.