Most people think the best way to deal with a traffic violation is to just pay the ticket. While this is a quick way to dispose of the matter, it can have harmful consequences down the road. For example, if you are a repeat offender, getting too many traffic tickets could lead to loss of your driver’s license. Traffic tickets can also cause you to accumulate too many points on your driving record, and this can also result in loss of your driving privileges. In order to avoid these harsh consequences, the better option is to fight a traffic ticket. A successful defense of a traffic ticket can do more than save your license, it can also save you money. When you are cited for a traffic violation, it is reported to your insurance. This can cause your rates to increase, which is something no one wants. But there are things you can, and we can help you decide what is right for you.
Every case is different, and to determine if driver’s education is something you can consider, have a qualified criminal defense attorney review your case. For some cases, you can opt to enroll in a four hour driver improvement course, and doing so may keep points off your record. The law allows this option for certain offenses, including:
- Speeding, or racing.
- Reckless driving.
Spending four hours of your time in this course may seem like a hassle, but it can really pay off in the long run. Keeping points off your record gives you the chance to keep your insurance rates low, and will also keep you on the road. Taking the time to fight a traffic ticket will also benefit you by keeping the offense off your driving record, which can keep you off the habitual offender list. If you land on the habitual offender list, an automatic suspension of your license might occur. We know how important it is to be able to drive, so we work with you for results that are satisfactory. Call our office for more information, and for help preparing an aggressive defense for driving violations.
For questions about traffic tickets, call one of our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys to schedule an appointment. Allow an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast to help you. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.