Fort Lauderdale Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Were you ticketed?
A great number of people mistakenly believe that traffic offenses are minor problems that can be resolved by simply paying a ticket. However, receiving a certain number of traffic citations in a limited period of time can put your license and your driving privileges at risk. Regardless of whether your charges involved speeding, careless driving or improper lane changes, too many tickets in a short period of time may render you unable to drive.
Driving is a privilege that comes along with many rules to follow. In order to protect the roads and keep it safe for those on it, highway patrol is constantly on guard. In their effort to ward against traffic offenders, tickets can be given out that are not always deserved and the laws and fines regarding the offense can often times be more than what the crime deserves. While many take precaution when driving, a simple mistake can leave you dealing with a traffic ticket as well as a false accusation on the part of the highway patrol.
Instead of choosing to pay your traffic ticket, you should choose to utilize the resources and knowledge of a lawyer who can help you fight your charges. If you lose your license, you will lose your ability to get to and from work and your social life will suffer as well. Many of the tasks and necessities of life are directly related to our ability to drive, and you cannot afford to be without driving privileges.
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The experienced team at Parks & Braxton, PA is standing by to advocate on your behalf against your traffic offenses. Our team is fully capable of defending your rights against the following charges and more:
Careless or reckless driving can often times fall to the judgment of the officer. If they view you driving in a manner that does not adhere with roadway safety and perceive that your driving can be dangerous to both you and those around you, they may choose to pull you over. In general, reckless driving is considered a more serious offense and can result in points being issued against your license.
If you are caught drinking and driving you may have your license suspended along with facing jail time and fines. A DUI is a serious offense in the state of Florida that can carry serious repercussions depending on a number of factors involved in the case.
Driving While License Revoked
For any number of reasons a person can have their license revoked, forbidding them from driving until they are able to apply for a new license. If you are caught breaking the law and driving without a license you can face serious repercussions. Depending on the situation including the number of times you have been caught driving without a license, the charge can range from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Driver's License Suspension
Unlike a driver's license revocation, a suspension is temporary and can allow for your license to eventually be restored. Any number of factors can cause a suspension including a DUI. When your license is suspended you are unable to legally drive, and those caught failing to adhere may lose their driving privileges for a longer period of time.
Types of Traffic Tickets
Since there is a great chance for accidents and mishaps on the road such as failure to obey traffic signs, speeding, stop sign violations and running a red light, there are also many guidelines to regulate safe driving. As a result, there are different types of traffic tickets that can be issued to deal with the different types of legal violations including excessive lane change, passing in a no passing zone, failing to move over and tailgating. Tickets can be expensive and range to any number of penalties.
Any types of violation that you make can be placed on your driving record. This may affect your insurance and your ability to have a license. Some people think that if they pay the ticket that takes care of the issue. Your record can still be damaged.
Fighting a Ticket
When you are issued a ticket you are not without options. Just because one has been written up does not mean you have been proven guilty. The police may have made a mistake and we can investigate to find out. With the help of our firm you can contest you ticket and seek to avoid any negative repercussions.
Traffic Ticket Penalties
The penalties of a traffic ticket will be dependent on the circumstances of each individual case. They can include jail time, fines, suspension or revocation or your license, points against your driving record, community service or traffic school. While these are the direct consequences of a ticket, the effects of them can affect your life further.
Out of State Violations
If you commit a road way violation while you are in a state other than the one you reside in you will be held to the regulations of the state the crime is committed in. You will deal with their court systems and incur their penalties even if they are different than your home state. The state that your license was issued in can also hear about the violation and mark it towards your driving record.
Each state can have their own laws when it comes to regulations on open containers. In the state of Florida it is illegal for anyone, even those over the legal drinking age of 21 to be caught with an alcoholic beverage that is open. Even if the alcohol belongs to a passenger in the car and not the driving, if it is open it needs to be in the trunk of the car.
Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
We provide insight and caring support for individuals who are facing a traffic offense in the Fort Lauderdale area. Our firm is available 24/7 on nights, weekends and holidays so that you can have the legal defense you need at the time when you need it the most. Call our firm to secure the help of a powerful legal advocate who will fight your traffic offense in court.