Tennessee Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Tennessee Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Tennessee Traffic Ticket Attorneys

If you have been cited for a traffic violation in Tennessee, our experienced Nashville traffic ticket lawyers may be able to help you avoid or minimize fines and penalties.  If you possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), it is even more important to speak with one of our experienced Tennessee Traffic Ticket Attorneys to make sure that your rights are protected. 

Our attorneys are former prosecutors with the experience you need to fight your traffic ticket.  In their previous work as statewide special prosecutors, our attorneys handled cases all over the state of Tennessee.  Stephens Law, PLC is here to fight for you.  To learn more about our attorneys, click https://stephenslawnashville.com/law-firm-nashville/.

Contact us for help with any traffic violation! 

Unfortunately, the traffic code is extensive and there is a seemingly limitless number of infractions for which Tennessee drivers can be ticketed.  Below is a list of just a few of the moving and non-moving violations for which you could be ticketed.


Improper Lane Change

Following Too Closely

Failure to Yield the Right of Way

Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles

Making Improper Turn

Seatbelt Violation

Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance

Expired Tags

Some other traffic-related matters may result in you receiving a state citation which requires you to go through the booking process.  In limited circumstances, you may even be arrested.  For example, driving under the Influence (DUI) typically results in an arrest rather than one being issued a citation and released.  Also, something as minor as driving on a revoked license can result in an arrest in certain circumstances.

In Tennessee, traffic violations can result in points being placed on your driving record.  Accumulating too many points within a short time period can result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Below is a list of the point values for various violations.  Point values are different for commercial vehicles. For more information on cases involving a commercial driver’s license, click Tennessee CDL Attorneys.

Tickets and Court Abstractions where speed not indicated on source documents 3
Speeding 1 through 5 mph in excess of speed zone 1
Speeding 6 through 15 mph in excess of speed zone 3
Speeding 16 through 25 mph in excess of speed zone 4
Speeding 26 through 35 mph in excess of speed zone 5
Speeding 36 through 45 mph in excess of speed zone 6
Speeding 46 mph and above in excess of speed zone 8
Speed is less than posted minimum 3
Driving too fast for conditions, failure to reduce speed to avoid an
Operating at erratic or sudden changing speed 3
Reckless Driving 6
Careless or negligent driving 4
Failing to obey traffic instructions 4
Improper passing 4
Wrong way, side or direction 4
Following improperly 3
Following emergency vehicle unlawfully 3
Failing to yield the right-of-way 4
Making improper turn 3
Failure to signal direction or to reduce speed suddenly 3
Stopping, standing, obstructing, or blocking traffic 3
Coasting; operating gears disengaged 3
Improper backing 3
Improper starting, burning rubber, spinning tires, peeling out 3
Driver view or mechanism obstructed 3
Driving mountain highway-controlled/audible warning 3
Inability to maintain control 3
Improper operation of or riding on a motorcycle 3
Improper lane or location, driving on roadways laned for traffic 3
Use of controlled access roadway 4
Inattentive driving, due care, failure to drive in careful manner, unsafe lookout, improper driving 3
Cross private property to avoid stop sign or signal 4
Operating a vehicle while using cell phone (under 18) 6
Passing a stopped school bus, church or youth bus taking on or discharging passengers 8
Violation of driver license or certificate restrictions 6
Reckless endangerment by vehicle (misdemeanor) 8
Miscellaneous traffic violations; any offense involving the unsafe
operation of a non- commercial motor vehicle not herein specified
Leaving the scene of a crash (no revocation action only) 5
Failure to report a crash 4
Failure to yield to emergency vehicles; Failure to change lanes/slow down for authorized vehicles on roadside 6
Failure to stop at railroad crossing 8
Tickets and court abstracts where speed not indicated 4
Speeding 1 through 5 mph in excess of posted speed 2
Speeding 6 through 15 mph in excess of posted speed 4
Speeding 16 through 25 mph in excess of posted speed 5
Speeding 26 through 35 mph in excess of posted speed 6
Speeding 36 mph and above in excess of posted speed 8
Contributing to an accident involving property damage 3
Contributing to an accident resulting in bodily injury 4
Contributing to an accident resulting in another’s death 8
Operating without driver license in possession 2
Operating without being licensed or without license required for
that type of vehicle operated
Operating while driver license required for type of vehicle operated is under suspension, revocation or cancellation 8
Fleeing Law Enforcement Officer (misdemeanor) 8
Child Endangerment (misdemeanor) 8

Often the website for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will provide answers to your questions. Be aware that in order to protect your rights, some questions may not be appropriate to discuss with the Department without first speaking with an attorney. The Department’s website is located at https://www.tn.gov/safety.html.

Call today to speak with one of our Tennessee Traffic Ticket Attorneys!