In New York, as well as other states throughout the U.S., law enforcement officers regularly issue traffic tickets to motorists who are observed violating the traffic laws. While the consequences of these tickets can be as lenient as fines or points on a driver’s license, these summonses often require some sort of action on the part of the motorist. Not following through with resolving even the smallest New York traffic law violation can result in much more serious legal issues down the road.
According to reports, Joe McKnight, running back for the New York Jets professional football team, was recently pulled over by law enforcement because he did not signal when changing lanes. He was reportedly taken into custody when officers ran his driver’s license and found he had two prior traffic warrants. In two separate incidents, he was ticketed for not obeying a traffic signal and for not having proof of insurance for his vehicle. As bail, he was required to pay the warrants’ total, $320.
In addition to being placed under arrest, McKnight also reportedly received another ticket for not having insurance on his vehicle and one for changing lanes without signaling. No details were reported regarding the possible consequences he will face for these most recent tickets.
Multiple traffic law infractions can quickly cause problems for motorists. If you have received traffic tickets, particularly if you have been charged with a criminal traffic offense, it may be of benefit to speak with an experienced attorney. A lawyer can explain your options, as well as address any questions or concerns that may come up throughout the legal process.
Source: Huffington Post, “Joe McKnight Arrested: Jets RB Busted Last Week For Outstanding Traffic Warrants”, Dennis Waszak Jr., August 6, 2013