Not all traffic offenses are infractions, aka traffic tickets. For example, DUI is a criminal offense. There are other Vehicle Code violations as well that are criminal offenses. Reckless driving, exhibition of speed, and driving on a suspended license are a few examples. The main difference between a criminal traffic violation and a traffic ticket infraction is that you can be sentenced to jail time for a criminal offense. In addition to a criminal conviction being on your record, most criminal Vehicle Code offenses carry 2 points on your driving record. This will likely result in higher insurance premiums and could possible result in a negligent operator suspension.
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