Most people think traffic tickets should just be paid and then forgotten. Maybe this is because most people who are ticketed for driving over the speed limit actually were driving over the speed limit. It might seem pointless to fight a ticket for a minor charge, especially when you know you were driving a few miles over the legal limit. This is really not the best approach though, and every ticket should be aggressively defended.
The penalties for traffic tickets in Florida can have a huge impact on your ability to drive, and can also affect your insurance rates. The following is just a sampling of the possible outcomes when you make the decision not to fight a traffic ticket:
- Entering a guilty plea will result in three points on your record. If you accumulate more than twelve points in a twelve month period, you will lose the right to drive for 30 days.
- For cases where the speed is considered reckless, a reckless driving conviction may land you in jail.
Other types of traffic tickets include driving on a suspended or revoked license. In these circumstances the punishment can be severe. The fines, possible jail time, and increase in insurance rates are stiff. These results are reason enough to fight a traffic ticket rather than simply paying the fine and hoping for the best. Our team of trained criminal defense attorneys has experience with all types of traffic tickets, from speeding to reckless driving, to DUI. Don’t take matters into your own hands when you receive a traffic ticket, let our team fight for your rights and help you maintain a good driving record.
If you have questions about traffic tickets, call our office for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We aggressively defend you and work to maintain your driving privileges. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.