If you are a licensed driver in South Carolina, understanding the rules of the road is important for you. This involves having a good grasp on the types of citations that may be issued and what may lead to those. As explained by the South Carolina Legislature, a uniform traffic ticket may be issued for a myriad of reasons far beyond exceeding the speed limit or failing to make a complete stop at a stop sign.
What is referred to as the uniform traffic ticket may be given to people accused of littering, possessing or attempting to purchase wine or beer when only 20 years of age or younger, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and even damaging a public highway. These are just some of the many offenses that may result in you being ticketed with this type of citation.
If you receive a uniform traffic ticket, the officer must provide you with a physical copy of the citation. In addition, copies must also be provided to the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the trial officer for the case and the law enforcement agency that issued the citation. These copies might be hardopy or electronic depending upon how the original ticket was issued. Each ticket must have its own unique identifying number.
If you would like to learn more about the issuance of a uniform traffic ticket and the process involved for drivers after receiving such a ticket, please feel free to visit the misdemeanor and vehicular offense page of our South Carolina traffic ticket defense website.