In the State of Florida alone, there are over 14 million registered drivers that can potentially occupy the roads; that’s not counting the vast amount of tourists who are also driving. With this exceptionally large number, the instance of traffic tickets is astronomically high. You or a loved one may be going through the traffic court process right now, or have done so in your past. Regardless of your history or how long you’ve been driving, it’s important to know the various types of traffic tickets that you may get as you drive.
Far and away the most common of all is the act of driving over the posted speed limits. In spite of their commonality, they do carry a potentially hefty burden and can cause you to have a revoked license. Simply driving fifteen miles over automatically puts three points on your license, and to have them removed isn’t always easy. Believe it or not, this is perhaps the easiest ticket to defend, and it’s very common that you can have it removed from your record should you decide to pursue legal action. The officer who issued the ticket could have used faulty equipment, or may not even show in court to argue the ticket. In either of these cases, your chances of avoiding the punishments are very high.
Driving with Suspended License
While not every state has the same views to this offense, in the State of Florida it is regarded as a criminal offense (misdemeanor or felony), and as such it should be regarded with the utmost seriousness. You do not want your permanent record to be stained by this crime, so seek the best defense possible for your case. Your alternative is spending considerable amounts of time behind bars.
Violations of Traffic Control Devices
Stop signs, stop lights, and U-turns are posted to be obeyed; should you be found going against this instruction, you could be facing a serious fine and potentially higher penalties. Law enforcement may regard this as less stringent than speeding, but it still applies points to your license. Keeping points off is integral to keeping your livelihood on the road. Don’t just let your ticket stand if you believe you can fight the offense.
Reckless Driving and Accidents
When you are found having operated a vehicle in an unsafe manner, you are considered to be driving recklessly and erratically. This can sometimes lead to accidents, which can present you with another ticket if you’re found at fault. It’s therefore possible that you can see up to eight points on your license for one incident. These can have a high rate of dismissal simply because witnesses are typically needed in order to prove the case. If you’re suffering from either of these charges, contact our offices today to find out how we can help.
These are typically regarded as more lenient punishments because they do not carry points with them. However, you will face fines depending on the severity of your offense.
Such offenses include:
- Illegal Tinting
- No Proof of Insurance
- Expired Driver’s License or Vehicle Registration
Most of these can be fought by presenting necessary information upon request. Tinting typically must be removed within a certain time frame, and providing proof of this can wash away the punishments. Similarly, bringing proof of insurance or reinstating either your license or vehicle registration within a restricted timeframe can also wipe away the charges.
If you or a loved one are seeing any of the above, or any other potential traffic ticket violations, you don’t have to accept the charges. We may be able to help you fight them and prevent you from getting points on your license, or stop you from having to pay a hefty fine. Call us today to find out how we can help!