Posted on November 25, 2009 in Personal Injury
Florida Traffic Violations
Getting a traffic violation of any kind is aggravating. The best thing you can do to make your life easier is hire a qualified and experience traffic ticket attorney who is not only well-versed in this type of law but has a comprehensive understanding of the way the court system works regarding traffic violations. While explaining the process for fighting a traffic violation in the Florida county you were cited, your attorney might shed some light on the process in other counties so you have a basis for comparison.
Florida Counties Vary in Handling Traffic Tickets
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, if you have been convicted of a traffic violation in Miami-Dade County the judge could issue a maximum penalty of five hundred dollars and/or demand you to complete a course at traffic school. If your violation includes a fatality or driving at excessive speed in a school or construction zone the maximum fine limit is raised to one thousand dollars. Neglecting to attend traffic school or pay the fine will get your driver’s license suspended until doing so.
If your ticket originated in Orange County and you can successfully prove you are not guilty of the traffic violation you will not receive points on your driver’s license. This process is a manifestation of the Orange County Clerk of Court Plea of Not Guilty process which opens the court floor to anyone who wishes to fight their ticket. And Collier County has a rather strict and unusual process that includes the judge imposing a maximum fine of one thousand dollars if you attempt to fight your traffic ticket and are found guilty.
Regardless of which Florida county you live in, or speed in, consulting a traffic violation attorney is always a good idea. It could save you unnecessary costs, headaches or losing your driving privileges.
This article has been provided by the Orlando traffic violation attorneys at:
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Conte P.L.
545 Delaney Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801