Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Sarasota County FL

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General Criminal Defense Information

Topic: Traffic Ticket Defense

It is estimated that over 4 million speeding tickets or other moving violation citations are issued by law enforcement each year in Florida. Approximately only half a million of these citations are of a criminal nature.

Non-criminal traffic ticket citations, also referred to as moving violations, may at first seem to be simply an inconvenience, they do have the ability to direcctly affect your life.

When dealing with a speeding ticket or other moving violation you have the following options:

  • To contest the traffic ticket in traffic court
  • To plead guilty and pay the traffic ticket
  • If available, take a Florida approved traffic school (either classroom or online)

Most people take the easy road and simply pay the traffic ticket. What many of these people do not realize is that when you pay the ticket:

  • It is an admission of guilt
  • Points will be added against your driver's license
  • Your insurance rates will most likely be increased
  • Insurance companies use the admission of guilt for a period of three to five years when determining your premiums.

Whenever you receive a speeding ticket, traffic ticket, moving violation, or traffic citation, before you pay the ticket, you should first consult an experienced Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney to determine if you have a basis to fight the ticket. If there is one thing you do not want hanging over your head for 3 to 5 years, is insurance carriers holding your premiums hostage, and costing you not only amount of the traffic ticket, but hundreds of dollars a year in increased premium costs.

Also at stake is if you find yourself receiving additional speeding tickets, traffic tickets, moving violations, or traffic citations, the courts could label you as a habitual offender which may potentially increase the level of fines and may even lead to license suspension or having your license revoked. Insurance carriers will be equally harsh with premium costs or canceled policies.

Protect your rights and freedoms. Contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney today!

Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving:

Sarasota County Florida, including: Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Osprey, Sarasota Springs, Bee Ridge, Englewood, Gulf Gate Estates, Laurel, Nokomis, Northport, North Sarasota, Siesta Key, Southgate, South Venice, The Meadows, Vamo, Warm Mineral Springs.


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