habitual traffic offender
In order to take the wheel of a car you have to have a driver’s license. But not everyone is able to pass the test, or perhaps your license has been suspended and you still need to get around so you take a chance and drive yourself to work or school. In instance, driving without a license or driving while your license is suspended, you can be convicted of a crime and face potential jail time. There are a few things you need to know about these kinds of cases, including how to defend them and how you might find yourself in a tight spot for driving when you are not supposed to be driving.
One way to wind up without a driver’s license is to simply never take the driver’s test, in that instance… Continue reading
If you are looking for ways to lose weight or make other self-improvements, a shorter list of suggestions is preferable. This is because most of us want to reach our goals sooner rather than later. So it makes sense that if you saw a headline that screamed “Two Steps To A Flat Stomach”, your curiosity would be piqued. The problem is that when things seem too good to be true they usually are, and taking shortcuts will only hurt you in the end. The same is true of your driving record, where it is important to maintain a clear record and to do the things that keep harmful points off of your record. The list of things considered “good” driving practices is pretty long and ranges from always driving the speed limit to refraining from drinking and driving.
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The moment the red and blue lights of a patrol car flash in your rearview mirror can cause your heart to skip a beat. Receiving a traffic ticket, no matter how minor it seems, is never a good experience. Speeding tickets can cost a lot, can require you to go to Court, and can also mean your insurance rates will rise. Most people think simply paying the ticket is the fastest and easiest way to put the matter behind them, but there are serious consequences to taking this approach. Too many tickets on your driving record can place your right to drive in jeopardy, but putting on tough defense to even the smallest of speeding tickets will help keep your record clean and keep you on the road.
Getting pulled over for speeding or another traffic violation can cost you financially and also cause significant damage to your driving record. The more tickets you get the more points that will be put on your driving record. If you get too many points, you run the risk of losing your driver’s license. This can leave you without the ability to drive, and be a real inconvenience. These things are reason enough to fight a traffic ticket, even a seemingly small one, rather than just pay the fine.
The chances of losing your driving privileges depend on the number of tickets you have received, and also on the type of tickets you have received. The Habitual Traffic Offender Act gives the State the ability to take away your driver’s license for up to five years, depending on the particular facts of your case. There… Continue reading
Being pulled over for speeding is not something most people think of as a crime. But, technically speaking defense of a traffic ticket falls into the criminal defense category. For minor infractions it can be tempting to pay the ticket and move on, but doing so can have serious repercussions down the road. For instance, if you engage in this pattern of handling traffic tickets too frequently, you can end up with too many points on your record and become classified as a habitual traffic offender. Landing on the habitual traffic offender list can wreak havoc on your right to drive, can impact the amount you pay for auto insurance, and can even result in loss of your driver’s license..
Loss of your license is perhaps the most severe punishment, or at least is viewed that way by the driving public. This is because… Continue reading
Every December parents around the country tell their kids to behave, or they will wind up on Santa’s bad list. But, if you are good, your name will appear on the good list and Santa will pay you a visit on Christmas Eve. As adults, we know Santa is not real, but there are certain lists you still want to avoid being on as you grow older. One such list is the habitual traffic offender list, which keeps track of people with too many traffic offenses. If you end up on this list, the chance that the State will take away your driver’s license is great. Thus, it is good to know what qualifies as a habitual traffic offender, so you can be sure to steer clear of taking part in any activity that lands you on the list.
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Most people are familiar with the term “repeat offender”. The phrase is used to describe a person that commits the same act over and over again. In the context of criminal law, if you continually engage in the same behavior, the law will provide for a more severe punishment each time you are arrested. This is true for violent crimes, as well as more minor offenses such as traffic violations. Staying off the habitual traffic offender list will help you to keep a clean driving record, and can also help you to maintain your driving privileges. So, before you simply pay a traffic ticket and move on, consider the impact having too many tickets on your record can have on things like your insurance rates and your ability to drive.
Here’s what you need to know about the Habitual Traffic Offender law in Florida.… Continue reading
Upon being arrested a criminal defendant’s most pressing concern is the range of punishment. Knowing what to expect by way of fines and possible incarceration helps to prepare you for what lies ahead and can also help aid you when deciding on a defense strategy. When the offense is in federal court rather than state court the Judge is required to adhere to strict sentencing guidelines. Over the years these guidelines have changed. This Fall, criminal defendants in federal matters will see another change. It is important to know what’s in store for the future, even if your case is not a federal case. This is because some prosecutors in state court try to draw parallels to these rules, so understanding the rationale behind them is key to understanding how the criminal judicial system works.
Receiving a traffic ticket is never fun. A traffic ticket is costly financially, and can also wreak havoc on your driving record. If you get too many tickets, the points add up quickly and you run the risk of having your driver’s license suspended or revoked. In the most egregious of cases you can face permanent loss of your driving privileges. In order to protect your good driving record, and maintain your right to drive, it is imperative that you take the legal steps necessary to protect your driver’s license.
The possibility that you will lose your license after having received too many traffic tickets depends on the number of tickets and the type. The worst case scenario, pursuant to the Habitual Traffic Offender allows the State to take your license for a period of five years. This can happen if you fall within one… Continue reading
Having more isn’t always a good thing. When you receive multiple traffic citations, the consequences add up quickly. The most significant consequence of having too many traffic tickets is that you run the risk of the state taking away your driver’s license. To avoid losing your right to drive, pay special attention to the traffic laws and if you receive a ticket do not dismiss it as not deserving of your time. All too often people simply pay a traffic ticket and move on, but this can create a real problem if you are pulled over again. Therefore, it is just as important to defend traffic tickets as it is other types of criminal offenses. Staying off the radar as a habitual traffic offender will help ensure your continued ability to drive, and can help keep auto insurance premiums low. Here’s what you… Continue reading