A traffic offense is often the basis for a stop which in turn becomes a critical moment in charging you with a criminal offense. Occasionally police officers make mistakes and stop individuals without reasonable suspicion. It is important to have a defense attorney who understands the offenses and has experience challenging stops and arrests through the Motion to Suppress process. The following are the most common traffic offenses in Texas. They are found in Sections 544, 545, 547, 548, and 550 of the Transportation Code.

Absence of License Plate Light Transportation Code §547.322
Compliance with Traffic Control Device Transportation Code §544.004
Defective Tail Lamp Transportation Code §547.322
Displaying Fictitious Inspection Sticker Transportation Code §548.603
Driving at an Unsafe Speed Transportation Code §545.351
Driving on Improved Shoulder Transportation Code §545.058
Driving Through Drive Way – Parking Lot Transportation Code §545.422
Driving too slow Transportation Code §545.363
Driving with operators view obstructed Transportation Code §545.417
Driving without headlights Transportation Code §547.302
Failure to display inspection sticker Transportation Code §548.602
Failure to Drive within a Single Lane Transportation Code §545.060
Failure to Drive within Single Lane/Unsafe lane change Transportation Code §545.060
Failure to signal stop/sudden stop Transportation Code §545.105
Failure to wear seat belt Transportation Code §545.413
Failure to Yield Right of Way at intersection Transportation Code §545.153
Failure to/Improper Yield to Emergency Vehicle Transportation Code §545.156
Following to Closely behind another vehicle Transportation Code §545.062
Improper backing of vehicle Transportation Code §545.415
Improper stop/Failure to stop at intersection Transportation Code §545.151
Improper stopping/parking (i.e. in an intersection) Transportation Code §545.302
Improper turn at Intersection Transportation Code §545.101
Improper use or of Failure to use turn signal Transportation Code §545.104
Leaving Vehicle Unattended Transportation Code §545.404
Operating a vehicle in dangerous mechanical condition Transportation Code §548.604
Passing a School Bus Transportation Code §545.066
Passing in a “No Passing” Zone Transportation Code §545.055
Racing on a Highway Transportation Code §545.420
Reckless Driving Transportation Code §545.401
Speed Limits when not otherwise posted Transportation Code §545.352
Striking Fixture or Highway Landscaping Transportation Code §550.025
Striking Unattended Vehicle Transportation Code §550.024
Tinted Windows Transportation Code §547.613
Transporting child in bed of pick up truck Transportation Code §545.414
Transporting Child without child safety seat Transportation Code §545.412
Unsafe Passing to the left of another vehicle: Transportation Code §545.053
Unsafe Passing to the right of another vehicle: Transportation Code §545.057