Orlando Traffic Offense Lawyer
Traffic offenses have a reputation for being relatively “minor” infractions. Unlike DUI or vehicular manslaughter, speeding or careless driving violations typically do not result in time in jail or probation. However, traffic offenses can quickly add up and ultimately deprive you of your license and possibly much more. If you are facing a traffic ticket, you should hire an experienced Orlando traffic offense lawyer to represent you. Any delay could be costly.
Florida’s Point System
Whenever you commit a traffic offense, points are added to your record. And, if you accumulate enough points, you can ultimately lose your license for a certain amount of time:
- Some offense will add 3 points to your record: violating child restraint laws, speeding, littering, or committing a moving violation.
- Other offenses, like passing a school bus, reckless driving, or excessive speeding can add 4 points to your license.
- Meanwhile, leaving the scene of an accident or speeding that results in a crash can add 6 points to your license.
When drivers accumulate too many points, they can lose their license temporarily. For example, 12 accumulated points in a 12-month period results in a 30-day suspension. If you accumulate 24 points in an 18-month period, then your license is suspended for a full year.
These minor violations can add up. For example, if you are caught for speeding twice and then caught for littering twice, you can lose your license. This means it will be that much harder for you to get around to do everyday errands. Instead of waving off a ticket and paying a fine, you should consider fighting even minor traffic tickets.
Why You Need an Lawyer
The sad fact is that some traffic tickets are given in error. Sometimes officers pull over the wrong vehicle, or the equipment the police use to measure speed is faulty. Police are not quick to admit their error and, often, become more aggressive in insisting that you committed the offense that you are innocent of.
There are only two ways to clear your name and keep points off your record. First, you can attend driving school and keep points off that way. Second, you can contest the ticket in court. Few people have the time to attend traffic school, and even fewer are prepared to properly defend themselves before a judge. By hiring us, you give yourself the best chance of keeping your record clean.
The True Cost of a Traffic Ticket
Some people quickly pay a traffic ticket, grateful that they are not going to jail. However, the costs certainly can add up. Not only might you eventually have your license suspended, but your car insurance rates can also increase, making it more expensive to drive. Some motorists ultimately drop their insurance to save money, which spells disaster if they are ever involved in a collision later.
To keep your license and your insurance, you should do everything possible to fight the ticket. At DSK Law, our traffic offense attorneys in Orlando have helped countless people beat a traffic ticket, and we want to put our experience to work for you.
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