Florida Traffic Court Attorney
Receiving a traffic citation is usually one of the most straightforward interactions you’ll likely have with law enforcement. If they see you run a red light or speeding, they’ll pull you over, issue you a ticket, and send you on your way. Many people believe that the best way to resolve a traffic ticket is to simply pay the fine, but there are many reasons why you may want to retain a Melbourne traffic offense attorney.
Traffic offenses can be classified as either criminal or noncriminal offenses. And while traffic crimes may not seem as serious when compared to other types of criminal charges, traffic offenses have a direct impact on your driving privileges. Aside from any legal penalties, such as jail time or probation, a suspension of your driver’s license can cause serious damage to both your personal and professional life. Even when your driver’s license is suspended, your job doesn’t stop, your bills don’t stop and your life doesn’t stop.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Like many drivers, you may be uncertain of your rights when you receive a traffic ticket. Traffic offenses are no different than other types of criminal charges when it comes to your rights. Just like with other types of criminal charges, it is very important to hire an experienced Melbourne traffic offense lawyer to go through the facts of your case in detail to examine your initial contact with law enforcement, whether or not there was probable cause to conduct a traffic stop and whether or not your Constitutional rights were violated. I have represented clients on driving and traffic related crimes such as:
- No Valid Driver’s License
- Knowingly Driving While License Suspended, Canceled or Revoked
- Felony Knowingly Driving While License Suspended, Canceled or Revoked
- No Motor Vehicle Registration
- Habitual Offender
- Fleeing or Attempting to Elude
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Attaching an Unassigned Tag
- Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
- Reckless Driving
- Careless Driving
- DUI / Drunk Driving
Penalties for Driving and Traffic Related Offenses in Florida
If you have been charged with any type of driving or traffic related offense, you are facing possible jail time, probation, mandatory fines and likely a driver’s license suspension. Depending on the charges and your prior criminal history, you could also be facing felony charges, which carry the possibility of prison time as well. Contact me today to discuss the facts of your case and your options moving forward.