Melbourne Traffic Violations Lawyer
Serving the Accused throughout Brevard County, FL
Traffic violations can involve hefty fines, demerit points added to your driving record, and a spike in your car insurance premiums. Some violations are serious enough to result in criminal charges that can involve jail time, fines, probation, license suspensions, and more.
In the case of infractions, you may wish to defend yourself in traffic court to avoid potential suspensions based on excessive demerit points. In the case of criminal charges, it is always best to involve an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the local criminal justice system, laws, and procedures, as well as how to analyze your case for the best possible defense strategy.
In any traffic violations case in or around Brevard County, you can depend on the integrity and experience you will find at Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers. Our Melbourne traffic violations lawyer has extensive familiarity with these types of cases. We can evaluate your particular situation to give you an honest assessment of where you stand and what to expect as well as determine how best to defend you in court.
Florida Traffic Violation Cases & Consequences
Your traffic fine for an infraction will depend on the type of violation involved. You will be pleading guilty by sending in your payment according to the ticket instructions. If you fail to respond or pay the fine within 30 days, you will likely be charged additional fees. You will also have demerit points added to your driving record.
If you accumulate 12 points within a 12-month period, you face a license suspension. Points for traffic violations range from three to six points, depending on the type of violation for which you were ticketed. These points involve moving violations such as speeding, running a red light, improper lane changes, reckless driving, and more.
Fighting Your Ticket
If you wish to contest your ticket, you can do so by checking the appropriate box on the ticket which will lead to a hearing in traffic court where you can present your case. Arguing your case before a judge should fall to your attorney who, as a legal professional, understands the procedure and how best to challenge the evidence against you.
Criminal traffic charges which will need to be handled through the criminal courts include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Fleeing the scene of an accident
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Driving with an expired registration
- Street racing
In the case of traffic infractions, as well as traffic violation criminal charges, you may believe you have little chance of prevailing in court. However, our Melbourne traffic violation attorney can evaluate your situation for potential defense tactics that could be advantageous to your case, resulting in a dismissal, reduced charges, or reduced sentence.
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