Traffic violations are expensive, time consuming, and points will be assessed against your license at the very least. Some could actually result in a suspended license and jail time depending on the severity of the offense. Don’t face the consequences alone.
The Mirsky Law Firm has handled over 30,000 traffic cases and will apply our extensive experience in the intricacies and technicalities of Florida Traffic Law to defending and protecting your legal rights.
Some of the most common traffic offenses and legal issues include:
Speeding: If you’ve received a speeding ticket, the effects can be inconvenient and expensive, including a substantial insurance increase. You could also be subjected to a lengthy license suspension and significant fines.
Red Light Camera Tickets: A Florida red light camera ticket is different than a traffic ticket issued by an officer. Unlike being pulled over and receiving a ticket in person, you won’t know you ran a light at a photo-enforced intersection until you are mailed a Notice of Violation, a Uniform Traffic Citation, or a Notice of License Suspension. As the red light camera debate continues in Florida, the penalties for alleged violators can be steep. Failure to address the situation promptly and correctly can result in a conviction on your driving record and possible increases in your insurance costs.
Reckless Driving: Reckless Driving is a criminal offense in Florida, handled by the State Attorney’s prosecutors. Driving with “willful disregard for the safety of persons or property” is considered reckless driving under the law. Simply paying a ticket isn’t an option. The charge carries a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $500.00 as well as court costs for the first offense. The guilty party will also be assessed four points on his/her driver’s license and carry a criminal misdemeanor record.
Suspended License: A driver’s license may be suspended for various reasons, including DUI, driving without insurance, amassing too many points on a driving record in a year, or failure to pay a traffic ticket. A number of license suspensions can be overturned by a simple fee payment and advising the appropriate agency.
It’s extremely important to promptly take care of all traffic offenses, even simple moving violations. When you sign on the dotted line after being pulled over you are agreeing to pay the fine or appear in court. While you may expect something in the mail, such a reminder is merely a courtesy. If you don’t respond by the due date, you will be hit with a costly civil assessment and your license can be suspended, even if you never received a notice. If you are charged with a criminal traffic violation, failure to appear will result in a warrant for your arrest.
If you’ve been charged with a traffic offense, call the Mirsky Law Firm today. We’ll quickly steer you to the best defense approach as we strive to reduce the penalties associated with the violation or get it dismissed entirely.