Fighting your Traffic Tickets
Driving is a privilege and can be taken away when you accumulate to many points on your license within a certain period of time.
Below is a Point System for the State of Florida
Speeding Ticket Point System
15 mph or less over the speed limit- 3 Points
More than 15 mph over the speed limit- 4 Points
Speeding resulting in an crash- 6 Points
Moving Ticket Point System
Moving violation (includes driving during restricted hours and parking on a highway outside the limits of a municipality)- 3 Points
Moving violation resulting in a crash- 4 Points
Failing to stop at a traffic signal (effective October 1, 2005)- 4 Points
Passing a stopped school bus- 4 Points
Reckless driving- 4 Points
Leaving the scene of a crash resulting in property damage of more than $50- 6 Points
Improper lane change- 3 Points
Violation of a traffic control sign/device- 4 Points
Open container as an operator- 3 Points
Child restraint violation- 3 Points
Littering- 3 Points
The Traffic Ticket System
9 in 10 traffic offenders simply pay the ticket rather than fight it in court. Paying your traffic ticket can have serious drawback. It counts as a conviction on your record. And in recent years, the ripple costs of a conviction have eclipsed the immediate financial ding to your wallet. Traffic Tickets can send your insurance through the roof, and result in a suspended license and steep state surcharges
Breaking the traffic laws is a crime and most states treat traffic violations that way. However, contesting your traffic ticket in traffic court doesn’t have to be overwhelming, if you know what to expect. If you wonder if you need a traffic lawyer, you probably do.
How should you fight your Traffic Violation?
1. Contest your Traffic Ticket before a hearing is set
2. Forfeit the possibility of a plea bargain or incurring lesser charges.
3. Submit a “not guilty” plea in court (Keep in mind that pleading not guilty and scheduling a hearing means you will appear before a judge and make your case. Once you get your hearing date, consider hiring a Traffic Ticket Attorney)
4. Hire an experienced Ticket Attorney
It is VERY wise to fight this traffic ticket, but not by yourself. If you do, you have a very slim chance of having the ticket dismissed.
A good Traffic Ticket Attorney is very effective in utilizing the law to get your case dismissed or prevent a conviction, in which will help with insurance rate increases in the future. Get help from a traffic ticket attorney. You have 30 days to do something or your license will be suspended.
Have The Experience Of A Former Assistant State Attorney
Mitchell Frank has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987. He graduated the University of Miami School of Law in 1986 and received a Business Degree from the University of Miami in 1983. Experienced Fort Lauderdale Ticket Attorney Serving Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Davie, Pompano Beach, Weston, Deerfield Beach, and all of Broward County
Call 1-800-980-5650 or if you prefer, use the quick form above and get a response within 24 hours – including weekends, holidays, and evenings!
Contact my office at: (954) 476-5650, (305) 222-8878 or (800) 980-5650 to speak to an attorney immediately or fill out the contact form located at the left side of the page and I will contact you. Either way, I will discuss your case with you and advise you of the cost to represent you. You can then come to my office or pay by credit card or check card over the phone. It’s that easy! No Bait and Switch – the price we charge for most traffic infractions is $69.