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Summary of District of Columbia Laws

Traffic Offenses, Criminal Law, and Misdemeanors

Traffic Adjudication

D.C. Code Ann. § 50-2301 et seq.

The Law: The purpose of this chapter is to decriminalize certain violations, provide administrative adjudication, provide for civilian enforcement of parking violations, and establish a more expeditious and equitable system for resolving traffic offenses. It establishes a limit for monetary sanctions under D.C. Code Ann. § 40-605 and exceptions for serious offenders.

See also the regulation of parking (D.C. Code Ann. § 50-2601 et seq.) and the regulation of bicycles (D.C. Code Ann. § 50-1601).

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