Florida recognizes two different types of motor vehicle violations: civil traffic offenses, such as minor speeding tickets, and criminal traffic violations. Our traffic ticket attorneys are prepared to contest your traffic violations on your behalf, regardless of the severity of your situation. We defend cases across Florida, operating nine offices across the state, including one in Tampa.
We handle all types of civil traffic tickets, including:
- Moving violations (speeding tickets)
- Reckless driving
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Driving without a driver’s license or with a suspended driver’s license
- Careless driving
- Other traffic tickets
Traffic tickets can cause a myriad of problems – and just paying them is not the best solution. Paying your traffic ticket rather than defending yourself is an admission that you are guilty of the offense for which you received the citation. For example, if you received a speeding ticket for driving 73 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone and you paid it, you would be admitting that you were driving 18 miles over the speed limit. In addition to paying for the ticket, you will receive points on your driver’s license. Your car insurance company keeps tabs on your driving record, so your insurance premiums are also likely to go up after receiving a traffic violation.
A Law Tampa traffic ticket attorney will fight your ticket to help you avoid all of those problems traffic tickets can cause, like high fees, traffic school, and soaring insurance rates. Your driver’s license could even be revoked if you get too many points on your license.
Criminal Traffic Violations in Tampa
Most people think of a traffic violation as a simple speeding ticket, but a criminal traffic violation is much more severe. A criminal traffic violation is a misdemeanor in Florida. Our experienced Tampa Traffic Lawyers can provide you with an aggressive defense on all criminal traffic violations, such as:
- Driver’s license suspension administrative hearings
- Vehicular homicide
- DUI /DWI Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- DUI manslaughter
- DUI causing serious bodily harm
- Underage DUI
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Hit and run
A criminal traffic violation can result in the loss of your driver’s license for a long time, even permanently in some instances. You could face time in jail, especially if another person was injured or killed or if this is not your first offense.
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