Dealing with traffic tickets often comes with a great deal of legal and financial headache. A traffic violation leads to negative consequences such as heavy fines, points against your driver’s license, higher insurance payments, traffic school, and loss of driving privileges. In the worst case scenario, a traffic violation can even lead to jail time.
In Florida, when you receive a traffic ticket, you must do one of the following within 30 days: pay the fine (admitting guilt and adding points to your driving record), take traffic school, or go to court to fight the ticket. If you receive 12 points within 12 months, your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days. Receiving18 points in 18 months results in a 3-month suspension.
We can help you fight your traffic ticket and save you the time and hassle of going to court yourself. An experienced Florida traffic ticket lawyer can help you take care of speeding tickets and other moving violations, DUIs and more. Our dedicated attorneys at Anidjar & Levine will work with you to help clear your record, reduce your fine, keep your driver’s license, and avoid points from going on your record. We can give you sound legal advice for your particular case and help you obtain the best outcome possible.
If you are given a traffic citation:
- Do NOT pay the fine on your traffic violation before consulting with a lawyer! Paying the fine is an automatic admission of guilt. This means that points will be added to your driving record, which often means higher insurance premiums or even suspension of your license.
- Be polite and cooperative with the officer issuing the traffic ticket.
- Do not make any statements admitting guilt, because what you say can be used against you in court.
- Record any relevant details about the time, place and other circumstances. Take pictures of the scene if you have a camera or phone with you.