Student Legal Services can provide answers to questions on traffic cases ranging from minor traffic infractions to reckless driving to DUI.

For minor infractions, we often advise that students do not need to hire a lawyer to handle their case. We will walk a student through what traffic court looks like and give advice on how to best navigate the system.

Students with more serious traffic matters may be able to hire a Student Legal Services attorney to represent them.

DMV consequences

If a student pays a ticket or is otherwise convicted on a traffic matter, there are usually DMV consequences that result from the conviction, like driver's license points. Too many driver's license points will cause a license suspension.

A person's license can also be taken away for other reasons, like driving with a high blood alcohol content, missing a court date, getting more than one Minor in Possession (MIP) conviction or getting a DUI conviction.

Students who think they might be in danger of losing their licenses should contact Student Legal Services about their situations. We can help prepare students for their driver's license hearings. Students may also be able to hire us to represent them at their hearings.