What is Infraction?

An infraction is a minor offense that doesn't usually result in imprisonment but can lead to a fine or penalty. Examples of infractions include littering, minor drug offenses, and traffic violations.

In most cases, individuals accused of committing an infraction may opt to pay a fine instead of appearing in court to contest the charge. However, if an individual wants to fight the infraction, they can go to court and present their case to a judge.

Although infractions are considered less serious than misdemeanors or felonies, they can still have consequences for the offender. For instance, traffic infractions can lead to a driver's license suspension or an increase in insurance rates.

Additionally, repeated infractions may result in steeper penalties, such as higher fines or even incarceration.