Traffic – Minnesota Statutes
These seemingly minor Minnesota traffic offenses often lead to major problems for drivers caught unaware of the ramifications of a conviction. Some of these offenses, like basic speeding or driving after suspension, can be simply paid online and one never need make a court appearance. However, “paying” for a ticket online or at the courthouse also leads to a conviction and a growing bad driving record. These offenses “add up” and can cause your license to be suspended or revoked, and you will not be able to drive. Many people, unaware that their license is revoked continue to drive until stopped by the police and are given yet another ticket that causes further Minnesota license revocations – and problems.
The Zero Tolerance law acts nearly like a DWI on a young person’s driving record, complete with a driver’s license revocation and enhancement penalties for future DWI offenses that transform them into gross misdemeanors, complete with mandatory jail time.
Driving after cancellation “Inimical to Public Safety” is not merely a traffic violation. It is a gross misdemeanor, and many prosecutors treat people charged with DACIPS just as if they got a DWI. This often leads to jail sentences, large fines, and even repeat alcohol treatment programming.
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