In addition to driving under the influence (DUI) and driving on a suspended license, there are a number of other traffic violations that are criminal offenses (as opposed to traffic tickets, which are infractions). Reckless driving and exhibition of speed are two common examples. Some suspended license violations can also be misdemeanors. 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, and showing up on a background check, 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 by the DMV.
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