Clearwater Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Each time you sign a ticket and pay the fee, you are admitting that you are guilty of a crime. While the crime is not a serious one and won’t prevent you from getting employment or a good place to live, it will probably drive up your insurance costs and leave you with less disposable cash. Further, with enough points on your driving record, you could lose your license. Below, we’ll discuss when you might want to fight a traffic ticket, contact our Clearwater traffic ticket lawyer for more information.
Speeding tickets are charged based on how many miles per hour over the speed limit the driver was going. Generally, going less than five miles per hour over the speed limit will not result in a ticket unless you are either in a school or construction zone, where the stakes are higher. In a school zone, even if you are going 1 mph over the speed limit, you can be charged with at least a $50 ticket and end up with three points on your license. Those caught going more than 15 mph over the speed limit can face substantial fines and 4 points added to their license. If you are caught going more than 30 mph over the speed limit, you could face criminal charges. Those caught at more than 50 mph can face felony charges.
Other moving violations
Moving violations (that aren’t speeding) include:
- Failure to yield
- Failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign
- Failure to obey traffic lights
- Failure to move over under the Move Over Law
- Improper lane change
- Failure to signal
- Reckless driving
- No passing zone infractions
Moving violations always add points to your license and will almost assuredly cause your car insurance premiums to rise. With enough on your record, your license can be suspended or revoked.
License suspension and revocation
Licenses are suspended when a driver accrues enough points on their driving record. Some infractions, like DUI, will automatically result in a license suspension, although defendants can apply for conditional licenses. However, some people are shocked to discover their license has been suspended.
License suspensions occur due to:
- Unpaid fines
- Failure to appear in traffic court
- Failure to complete traffic school
- Accumulating more than 12 points over a 12-month period
- Causing serious bodily injury or death to another motorist during a traffic violation
- Being convicted of particular criminal charges, such as driving under the influence
An attorney at King Law Group can help get your license rehabilitated.
CDL ticket defense
If you drive trucks for employment, then your CDL is your livelihood. Nonetheless, if you accumulate enough points on your license, it can be revoked thereby destroying your career. If you’re staring down the barrel of losing your job, fighting the ticket is likely the best way you can go. If you lose, then the consequences are no worse than they were if you didn’t fight. Fighting the ticket with the help of experienced counsel at King Law Group is the best way to go. We may be able to negotiate a plea that lets you keep your job.
Talk to a Clearwater, FL Ticket Defense Lawyer Today
It’s generally a good idea to fight tickets, especially when the consequences of pleading guilty would result in the suspension of your license. If you’ve gotten a traffic ticket in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, call King Law Group today to discuss your situation and we can begin preparing your defense immediately.