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Traffic Violation vs Traffic Crime

Traffic Violation vs. Traffic Crime

Traffic Citations

Directly under the title OREGON UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION AND COMPLAINT is a series of boxes. The officer will have marked either Criminal or Infraction.

Traffic Crime

A traffic crime is a misdemeanor offense where you could serve jail time.
Examples of those offenses include:
• Hit and Run
• Driving Under the Influence
• Reckless Driving

The arraignment date written on the bottom of the citation is a mandatory appearance.

Traffic Violation

A traffic violation is an offense where the penalty is a fine.
Examples of those offenses include:
• Speeding
• Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device
• Driving Uninsured

The information under the title Traffic Violations refers to this type of ticket.