Best Traffic Ticket Lawyers in Clearwater, Florida
Have You Just Received a Traffic Ticket in Tampa or Clearwater, Florida?
You should consult an attorney before paying a traffic ticket. You may have a defense. Why risk the points on your license, your driving privileges, and have the cost of your insurance sky-rocket over a traffic ticket? Contact Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC immediately for a free case review. It takes just minutes, what do you have to lose?
Why choose us for your Traffic Ticket defense?
Florida traffic ticket laws set forth strict penalties for individuals who are habitual traffic offenders. You should always consult an attorney to determine what options you have regarding your traffic citations. Do not just pay the traffic ticket. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein are experienced traffic ticket attorneys who will seek to have your traffic ticket dismissed or resolved in a manner that will not affect your insurance, your driving record, or your driving privilege.
Civil Traffic Tickets in Florida
Civil traffic infractions or tickets will not expose you to jail time; they are punishable by fines and points on your license. If you receive too many points within a specific period, your license may be suspended or revoked. Additionally, civil traffic infractions can result in an increase in your insurance premiums. Before you pay for your ticket and/or attend driving school, contact our office to find out if you have any other options. You may have an argument in support of dismissal or you may have defenses that can be asserted in a formal hearing.
There are several types of civil traffic infractions:
- Moving violations such as speeding and running a red light
- Accident violations such as failure to yield or careless driving
- Non-moving violations such as driver’s license or registration issues
- Red light camera violations
- Toll violations
Criminal Traffic Violation in Florida
Some traffic offenses are criminal violations. Criminal traffic violations usually carry higher fines, probation, or even a jail sentence. Additionally, criminal traffic violations can result in a criminal record. Unlike civil traffic violations, these types of violations usually require one or more court appearances.
Some criminal traffic violations:
- Reckless driving
- Hit and run
- Driving under the influence
- Fleeing and eluding
- Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR)
Points on your license in Florida
In the state of Florida, you may lose your license if you acquire too many points from traffic tickets within a specific period. The following will result in a license suspension:
- 12 points within a 12-month period – 30-day suspension
- 18 points within an 18-month period – 90-day suspension
- 24 points within a 36-month period – 365-day suspension
*The law is tougher on minors.
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