Criminal and Traffic Law
What is Criminal Law?
Criminal Law is the area of law related to conduct that is prohibited in society. More specifically, Criminal Law refers to the system of laws that pertain to the punishment of individuals who commit crimes. Unlike civil cases, in which two individuals dispute their rights, criminal prosecution involves the government deciding whether or not to charge and punish an individual for their acts.
The purpose of governments prosecuting and punishing criminal offenders include: deterrence of undesired behaviors, rehabilitation of the offending party, retribution, and preventing further offenses.
What is Traffic Law?
Traffic Law refers to the body of rules and regulations concerning the operation of an automobile, truck, or other form of transportation on public roads. Traffic violations fall into two distinct categories: moving violations (includes speeding, reckless or careless driving etc.), and non-moving violations (includes driving without insurance, parking illegally etc.)
Many minor traffic tickets can be handled without legal assistance. However, if you have more serious misdemeanor or felony charges, or have had multiple traffic tickets and are facing loss of driving privileges, then an experienced attorney can help you negotiate for a less serious charge or lowered fine.
Criminal and Traffic Law in Durham, NC
When being faced with a criminal charge you need the most skilled and experienced lawyers on your side. The attorneys at Roberti Wicker Lauffer & Cinski PA have been helping people accused of felony or misdemeanor Criminal, DUI, and traffic offenses for many years.
Our dedicated team is committed to helping you mitigate the possibility of life changing penalties that come with such proceedings.
Not sure if you really need an attorney? Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Even if law enforcement simply wants an “interview” or to ask a few questions, it is important to recognize that you are most likely already a suspect.
Never hesitate to exercise your right to remain silent and contact an attorney as early in the process as possible.