The charges most often brought by the prosecution authorities in connection with road traffic are
- Hit-and-run (unauthorised removal from the scene of an accident, § 142 StGB)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol (§ 316 StGB)
- Driving under the influence of drugs (§ 316 StGB)
- Coercion and insult in road traffic (§§ 240, 185 StGB)
- Negligent bodily injury in road traffic (§ 229 StGB)
- Negligent homicide in road traffic (§ 222 StGB)
- Road traffic endangerment (§ 315c StGB)
- Dangerous interference with road traffic (§ 315b StGB)
- Driving without a licence (§ 21 StVG)
- Breach of the Compulsory Insurance Act (as owner or driver, § 1, 6 Pfl)
Anyone who is confronted with an accusation under criminal traffic law should not hesitate to call in a lawyer who specialises in this area.
After all, the consequences of traffic offences can be considerable:
- Fines up to imprisonment (depending on the accusation, of course).
- Withdrawal of the driver's licence (driving licence)
- Issuance of a suspension, i.e. the time during which the driving licence authority may not issue a new driving licence. In contrast to the driving ban, the driving licence must be reissued here. Especially in the case of traffic offences, this is often associated with further orders by the driving licence authorities, such as traffic medical examinations or MPUs.
I defend defendants of road traffic law charges and also represent them before the driving licence authorities in the context of driving licence revocations.