Florida Traffic Ticket Attorney
Do you need to fight a traffic ticket?
Nearly everyone receives a traffic ticket at some time or another, but you don't have to accept the consequences without a fight. By working with an experienced Florida traffic ticket attorney, you can challenge the ticket and attempt to have the ticket dropped. When you face penalties such as losing points on your driving record, having to pay more for insurance, being sent to driving school or losing your license, you need to move fast to take legal action.
Speeding is one of the most common traffic citations, and both local police and state troopers will not hesitate to make a stop when they catch you. The speed limits are in place to ensure safe driving conditions in any given area, but many people get caught up in the flow of traffic and are penalized with harsh tickets.
Traffic Light Violations
If you are accused of running a red light, you can be charged with a moving violation, face an expensive fine, and 3 points on your driver's license as well. This type of ticket depends on the statement of the police officer, rather than on any other type of evidence and you will have to be prepared to provide a strong argument in court.
Stop Sign Violations
Failure to come to a complete stop at an intersection with a stop sign can cost you 3 points on your driver's license, as well as fines for this moving violation. Don't pay the ticket without speaking to an attorney who may be able to help you defeat it in court.
If your driver's license has been suspended for one major traffic offense or an accumulation of several infractions, you need to act fast in order to limit the damage. It can be extraordinarily difficult to be deprived of the privilege to drive in today's society, and you can't afford to be forced to serve the term of a suspension.
Driving with Revoked License
You can be charged with a civil traffic violation or a criminal traffic violation for driving with a revoked license, depending on whether you had knowledge at the time that your license was no longer valid. It will be even more difficult to get your license back if you are convicted, in addition to being punished with fines.
Move Over Law
Under Florida state law, you are required to move over to another lane when passing an emergency or law enforcement vehicle that is stopped on the side of the road, as well as reducing your speed while passing. Failure to do so can result in a 3 point deduction from your driver's license.
Minor Driving without License
If your child has been cited for driving without a license, you need to speak with an attorney who can work to help you resolve the case swiftly and effectively. The consequences for your child can be difficult to live with, especially if the situation involves commuting to school or work.
Drinking and driving is a serious offense in Florida, and you will not only face driver's license suspension, you will also be prosecuted on criminal charges. There are many ways to fight a DUI, even if there is positive evidence of your blood alcohol content being above the legal limit.
Leaving the Scene
Drivers who are involved in a collision or other type of car accident will frequently flee the scene of the accident out of fear, while in other cases they may be unaware that they caused an accident. If you are charged with leaving the scene, you can be faced with stiff criminal penalties under law.
Under Florida state law, an open container isn't only one with no lid, it is any container of alcoholic beverages whose seal has been broken. You can be punished with a non-criminal moving violation and fines for driving with an open container, even if it is not within reach your reach while driving.
Failure to Yield Right of Way
You can be ticketed for a failure to yield the right of way at an intersection under many circumstances, but this is often used when there has been a collision while one car was making a turn. There are strict rules governing which car at an intersection has the right to move first and which car must yield, but it is often possible to defeat this type of ticket.
Expired/No Drivers License
You will face harsh criminal penalties if you are caught driving without a license, or even if your license has been expired for more than 4 months. Depending on the circumstances, you can be sent to jail, be forced to pay fines and placed on probation.
Any vehicle driving on the roads in Florida is required to have current registration, and when you are pulled over by a police officer you will routinely be asked to show your proof of registration. If your registration is expired, or if you never obtained it at all, you can be ticketed and you may also be charged with a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.
Traffic Control Devices
Traffic control devices include all types of signs and signals that are used to direct the speed and flow of traffic on the streets and highways in our state. Sometimes a police officer will write a ticket for violation of a traffic control device instead of a speeding ticket, but it is still a 3 point moving violation that will affect your driving record adversely.
Improper Lane Change
Improper lane change is one of the most frequently issued citations in Florida, and it applies to several different scenarios. It is often a factor in cases of head on or sideswipe collisions. In order to avoid losing points on your license, you will have to argue in court that your maneuver did not constitute an infraction.
Careless driving covers a broad category of driving behaviors that constitute a lack of caution to prevent an accident, and traffic cops will frequently use it to write a citation when no other specific infraction can be cited. Reckless driving is a criminal offense that will be charged if you are accused of driving in a way that shows disregard for the safety of others.
No Passing Zone
Certain sections of highway are deemed to be dangerous for passing traffic, and posted signs will warn that passing is illegal in these areas. Violating a no passing zone is a moving violation that will have a negative impact on your driver's license and which can result in insurance rate increases.
If you fail to appear in court on the date printed on a traffic citation, the judge may issue a bench warrant against you. This means that you will be subject to search by police and immediate arrest. It is vital to avoid the consequences of this violation and the effect that it can have on your future.
You only have a certain number of points on your driver's license, and each time you pay a traffic ticket you are effectively pleading guilty to the offense and allowing the state to add points to your driving record. The accumulation of points moves you closer to losing your license, as well as increasing your insurance rates.
Traffic Ticket Defense in Florida
Golden Traffic Ticket Law concentrates on representing clients who refuse to accept a traffic ticket. The firm is small enough that you will be able to speak directly with Attorney Golden, but large enough that they can help you with any type of case. They have a wealth of experience in traffic law, and will always act to serve your best interests.
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