Felonies are the most serious violations of road traffic laws. This results in criminal proceedings and fines and imprisonment. In addition an entry follows in the Federal Central Register, with which one is considered as previously convicted. Which offences count exactly as criminal offences is regulated in §315c Gefährdung des Straßenverkehrs.
"Anyone who in road traffic [...] endangers the life or limb of another person or property of significant value shall be punished by imprisonment for up to five years or by a fine." (cf. §315c StGB)
Examples of criminal offences and their consequences:
- Driving under the influence of drugs with driving conspicuities (e.g. not flashing, driving along serpentines, etc.). As long as no one is harmed, a prison sentence is usually waived. As a rule, there is "only" a fine. However, the driving licence will be revoked in any case. In addition, a blocking period is pronounced.
- Self-inflicted accident in which the other party was injured (= bodily injury) - in addition to the fine, this also gives points in the driving aptitude register.
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