Traffic Ticket Defenses Must Be Taken Seriously, Driving Privileges are at Stake
Investing in the defense of your traffic ticket can save you time and money in the long run. Often, we can eliminate the need for you to attend court by waiving your appearance. Our traffic tickets attorneys will review your driving record to determine whether you should hire an attorney. Additionally, you will receive a free consultation so that you can obtain invaluable information that will assist in protecting your driving record should you receive a traffic ticket in the future.
Contact our office for a free case evaluation to determine what your options are.
Unfortunately, some juvenile charges may be filed in adult criminal court.
Some traffic offenses are criminal violations. Criminal traffic violations usually carry higher fines, probation or even a jail sentence. Additionally, criminal traffic violations can result in a criminal record. Unlike civil traffic violations, these types of violation usually require one or more court appearances.
Some criminal traffic violations:
- Reckless driving
- Hit and run
- Driving under the influence
- Fleeing and eluding
- Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR)
Do not try to resolve these types of criminal charges without the assistance of an experienced criminal traffic defense attorney. Let one of our highly trained and experienced traffic defense attorneys fight for your rights.
We can even defend a red light traffic ticket.
Civil traffic infractions or tickets will not expose you to jail time; they are punishable by fines and points on your license. If you receive too many points within a specific period, your license may be suspended or revoked. Additionally, civil traffic infractions can result in an increase in your insurance premiums. Before you pay your ticket and/or attend driving school, contact our office to find out if you have any other options. You may have an argument in support of dismissal or you may have defenses that can be asserted in a formal hearing.
There are several types of civil traffic infractions:
- Moving violations such as speeding and running a red light
- Accident violations such as failure to yield or careless driving
- Non-moving violations such as driver’s license or registration issues
- Red light camera violations
- Toll violations
In the state of Florida, you may lose your license if you acquire too many points within a specific period. The following will result in a license suspension:
- 12 points within a 12-month period – 30-day suspension
- 18 points within an 18-month period – 90-day suspension
- 24 points within a 36-month period – 365-day suspension
The law is tougher on minors. Contact our traffic ticket attorneys for details on driving points as they relate to minors.