The fine may or may not be hefty, but the real cost is in the impact to your driving record and insurance premiums. If you accumulate enough points, you face license suspension. It may seem cheaper and easier to just pay the fine and be done with it, but that is considered an admission of guilt and it is acceptance of the consequences far beyond the price of the ticket. An experienced traffic ticket defense attorney may be able to have the penalties reduced and may even be able to have your ticket dismissed.
To learn more about traffic citation defense and how we can help, call the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. right away.
Types of Traffic Violations
A seemingly minor violation can set you up for far more serious violations in the future and consequences that can cost you your driver’s license and even your ability to earn a living. A small traffic ticket today can even start a chain of events that eventually lands you in jail.
The Law Offices of Lee P. Marks helps clients with all types of traffic violations, including:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Illegal U-turn
- Encroaching on sidewalk
- Railroad crossing infraction
- Failure to yield
- Passing in a no passing zone
- Improper lane change
- Move Over law violation
- Open container
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving with an expired license
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Minor driving without a license
- Expired registration and other registration violations
Points and Your License
Points can add up quickly and it only takes 12 points to trigger an automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
- 12 points in a 12-month period – automatic suspension for 30 days
- 18 points within an 18-month period – automatic suspension for 90 days
- 24 points within 36 months – automatic suspension for one year
License Suspension for Missing School
Drivers under 18 years old who have more than 15 unexcused absences from school during a 90-day period face automatic suspension of their driver’s license or learner’s permit until they turn 18 or until the district school board provides written notice that the student has been in compliance for at least 30 days. Of course, without a license, it may not be possible to get to school and establish 30 days of compliance.
If you have been issued a traffic citation in the Miami – Ft. Lauderdale area, you have rights and options. Do not wait until it is too late to preserve your driving record and, ultimately, your driving privileges. Call the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. at 305-444-3343 or email us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can help.