Speeding Tickets are the most common traffic ticket given to drivers. In Florida, there are about 500,000 speeding tickets given out each year. In fact, speeding is one of the most common causes of accidents. Here are a few things to keep in mind when getting pulled over for a speeding ticket. First, do not argue with the Officer, he is just doing his job. Second, you do not want to do anything memorable. Don’t argue, don’t be rude, don’t ask to see the radar gun and don’t tell him he’s a jerk. Just be polite. Tell him or her that you are sorry and ask for a warning. If he says no, let it go and call us.
Stop signs are the second most serious cause of traffic fatalities. That is why the police officers enforce violations of stop sighs by giving out so many traffic tickets. To avoid a ticket for running a stop sign make sure you come to a complete stop. Don’t roll through the stop sign, even if you are making a right hand turn. If you have stopped all forward motion, you are good to go. If not and a cop sees you, call the traffic ticket team to fight the traffic ticket and we will make sure you have someone fighting for your rights.
In July 2007, failure to pay a required toll (Sunpass) became a moving violation with serious consequences. Our Lawyers know that people throughout Florida are being held accountable for Sunpass violations they didn’t commit or knew nothing about. In some cases, the Sunpass transponder malfunctioned. In others cases the unpaid toll notice, violation warning letter and uniform traffic citations were sent to an old address. Each Sunpass violation can result in $100 or more civil penalty and three points assessed against your driver’s license.
Last year, Pembroke Pines turned on its first red-light camera. Across South Florida, other cities followed. But now critics — and lawsuits — are questioning whether the cameras pass legal muster. The cases vary, and no one has declared victory just yet. But the suits focus on one key argument: Traffic laws must be uniform across the state, and city-by-city camera laws violate that principle. The lawsuits also raise concerns about due-process rights and question why something that cities describe as a code violation seems so much like a traffic ticket. The good news for you is that a red light camera ticket does not affect your drivers license. However, red light ticket from a cop does, to the tune of 3 points and increased insurance costs. So if you get a ticket from a live person, call us and do not just pay it.
Anyone can get a ticket for Driving on a Suspended License. It happens every day. You forget to pay a traffic ticket and the next thing you know, the police officer tells you he can arrest you. Don’t panic. DWLS as it’s called can be fixed. There are other times your license can get suspended such as having a DUI or not paying your child support. If the officer believes you knew you were DWLS he will arrest you and you could face up to a year in jail. We have handled thousands of DWLS cases and we can handle yours. Just don’t wait though, you cannot miss your court date (or hire a lawyer to go for you). If you do, the Judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. Call us now.
U-Turn tickets are moving violations and they usually carry a 3 point penalty on your license. If you get a U-Turn ticket, you should not just pay it because your insurance will go up, you will on your license and you will pay a hefty fine. We all hate getting a ticket for illegal U-turn because we feel that it was the kind of ticket that hurt nobody. That is, we were careful, but we needed to make a turn. Like the other moving violations above, we fight illegal U-Turn tickets all the time and have a 99% success rate keeping points off our client’s licenses. A lot of people ask, “How do I know if I am making an illegal u-turn? Here are some general guidelines. Do not make a U-turn at an intersection with a traffic signal. Do not make a U-turn in the middle of the block in urban/residential areas. Do not make a U-turn where there is a sign prohibiting U-turns. Do not make a U-turn where visibility is limited by a curve or hill crest. Do not make a U-turn if there is a police officer anywhere in sight, is like waving a red cape at a wounded bull, regardless of legality. This leaves uncontrolled intersections, open rural roads with good visibility, divided roadways with dedicated breaks in the divider, and locations where U-turns are expressly permitted by official signs as your least risky U-Turn opportunities. If you need 100 percent assurance that you are legal, go around the block and re-enter the street that you want to reverse course on.
In May 2009 the Governor signed the state’s tougher seat belt law giving law enforcement permission to stop vehicles with unbelted front-seat passengers. Florida ranks 35th in the nation in seat-belt usage. Highway Safety experts estimate the law will prevent 1,733 serious injuries and save 124 lives on Florida roads each year. The former seat belt law which passed in 1986 allows law enforcement to ticket unbelted front-seat adult occupants only after the vehicle was stopped for a moving violation. Minors can be stopped and ticketed under both the new and the old law. The law allows for a $30 fine plus court and administrative costs.
Reckless Driving in the State of Florida is a misdemeanor offense. Yes, you can go to jail if the cop and the Judge think you were driving recklessly. Generally, reckless driving means you are doing two or more things that put you or other drivers in danger. An example would be speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Or driving your car like you are on a go kart track without any respect for the laws or safety of others. Reckless Driving is no joke and the Courts take it seriously because when there is an accident involving reckless driving the results and injuries can be devastating. If you do get a ticket for reckless driving, feel free to call us. We have represented hundreds of clients with the same charge and we can help you.
The Traffic Ticket Team has handled over 500,000 cases. We will give a Free Consultation and have 5 local offices. We Guarantee that if you get points on your license we will refund the lawyers fee you paid us. Before you hire a random traffic ticket clinic, call us.
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