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Miami Traffic Ticket Attorney
Don’t Just Pay Your Ticket – Fight It!
In 2019, Florida law enforcement officials issued 1,926,832 moving violation citations. Three of the most commonly ticketed offenses included speeding (706,418), red light camera (281,380), and careless driving (194,975). Civil infractions such as these are punishable by a fine, as opposed to criminal traffic offenses, which are generally misdemeanor offenses that can be penalized by jail time. Although incarceration may not be imposed for a civil traffic violation, that does not mean they're not serious. They can still affect a person's finances and could lead to a driver's license suspension.
At the Traffic Ticket Guru, our Miami traffic ticket lawyer is ready to help fight your citation. When you have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney on your side, you increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case. We have years of experience guiding people through the court process to resolve these matters and have protected past clients' rights and driving privileges.
Why Choose Us?
- We've been fighting traffic tickets for over 30 years
- We offer a FREE consultation
- We know Florida's traffic laws inside and out
- Our fees start as low as $49.99
Get started on your case by calling us at (305) 440-4006 or contacting us online today.
What Are the Most Common Traffic Tickets Issued in Florida?
While any traffic law violation can lead to a ticket, some offenses are committed (and cited) more often than others.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles(FLHSMV), some of the most traffic tickets are issued for:
- Speeding (Florida Statute 316.183)
- Careless driving (Florida Statute 316.1925)
- Violation of a traffic control device (Florida Statute 316.074)
- Driving while license suspended or revoked (Florida Statute 322.30)
- Running a stop sign (Florida Statute 316.123)
- Failure to yield right of way (Florida Statute 316.130)
- Improper lane change (Florida Statute 316.085)
- Running a red light (Florida Statute 316.074)
- Improper turn (Florida Statute 316.151)
- Following too closely (Florida Statute 316.0895)
Regardless of the violation you were accused of, our Miami traffic ticket attorney can help fight it. We stay current with changes in Florida's law and know how to spot weaknesses in such matters to strengthen our clients’ defenses.
What Are the Options for Resolving a Traffic Citation in Florida?
If you've been ticketed for a moving violation in Miami, you have 30 days to respond. Otherwise, you could face late fees and driver’s license suspension.
The court gives you three options to satisfy your case:
- Pay the ticket: If you pursue this option, you are essentially admitting guilt to the offense. This means that you will be convicted of the traffic violation and may have points assessed to your driver's license.
- Attend a Florida traffic school: This option allows you to attend a 4-hour course. After successful completion, no points will be assessed to your driver's license.
- Fight the citation: With this option, you would request a hearing with the court and present evidence as to why the ticket is unwarranted. If you're successful in your case, you won't have to pay a fine or attend traffic school. You also won't have any points assessed to your driver's license.
Although it may be convenient to simply pay your ticket, going this route may not be the best in the long-run. Again, paying the citation is admitting guilt, which means you'll have a conviction on your record. If you are accused of and found guilty of future traffic violations, you risk losing your driving privileges.
Before you pay the fine, consider fighting your ticket with the help of the Miami Traffic Ticket Lawyer, the Traffic Ticket Guru. Our attorney has handled various traffic violation cases, including speeding tickets, red light tickets, and improper lane change tickets. We know what it takes to beat a citation, and we can develop a sound legal strategy for your specific situation.
How Many Points Are Assessed for a Florida Traffic Ticket?
If you pay the fine for your citation or are convicted of the alleged traffic violation, the FLHSMV will assess points to your driver's license. The number of points imposed depends on the offense.
The point values for some of the most common traffic violations include:
- Running a red light (Florida Statute 316.074): 4 points
- Speeding (Florida Statute 316.183): 3 points
- Careless driving (Florida Statute 316.1925): 3 points
- Failure to obey a traffic control device (Florida Statute 316.074): 3 points
- Running a stop sign (Florida Statute 316.123): 3 points
- Failure to yield right of way (Florida Statute 316.130): 3 points
- Improper turn (Florida Statute 316.151): 3 points
- Following too closely (Florida Statute 316.0895): 3
If you accumulate a certain amount of points within a given period, you will lose your driving privileges for a specific length of time.
Suspension durations are as follows:
- 30 days: Accumulating 12 points in 12 months
- 3 months: Accumulating 18 points in 18 months
- 1 year: Accumulating 24 points in 36 months
Our Miami traffic ticket lawyer recognizes the difficulties that can arise if your driving privileges are suspended. That's why we will fight hard for you and can seek a just outcome in your case.
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When you turn to the Traffic Ticket Guru, you can be confident that we'll do what's necessary to fight your citation in the Miami, FL area.
Learn how we can help by calling us at (305) 440-4006 or contacting us online.