Florida Traffic Tickets Overview
In Florida a traffic ticket can be a costly problem, most moving violations and traffic tickets come with a fine, which can lead to increased insurance premiums and even the suspension of a driver’s license, if the driver has exceed the Florida state point limit. At the Jessica Damoth, P.A. law Firm our top priority is to aggressively defend the drivers who have been charged or accused with a traffic related violation in Daytona Beach, so call today to speak with an experienced traffic attorney in Daytona Beach, FL.
If you or a family member has received a traffic violation recently, or months ago, the Jessica Damoth, P.A. law firm can help navigate Florida Law. The main goal is to avoid points on your driver’s license. If you have had you license suspended by the State of Florida or lost your driving privileges, in some cases, we are able to get the license reinstated or restricted to work only driving. From the simple speeding ticket, reckless driving and to drinking and driving (DUI) the Jessica Damoth, P.A. firm is experienced in all traffic legal matters.
Commercial truck drivers (CDL – commercial driver license) must keep their license, DAC report and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) clean. It is important for CDL drivers looking for work and currently employed drivers to fight all moving violations with a local traffic attorney. The CSA 2010 law is very complicated and can be navigated with the help our traffic ticket lawyer.
Traffic Tickets: "Strict Liability Offenses"
The majority of traffic tickets are issued for "strict-liability" offenses. This means that no particular criminal intent is required to convict a person of the offense. The only proof needed is that the person did the prohibited act. Strict-liability traffic offenses typically include such offenses as:
- Traffic tickets
- Speeding tickets
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving without a license
- Driving under the influence – DUI
- Driving while intoxicated – DWI
- Red light violation
- Driving without insurance
- Careless driving
- Stop sign violation
- Talking on a cell phone
- Failure to Appear
We have helped thousands of clients each year in keeping their driving records clean. We have a very good record of achieving successful resolutions in most traffic ticket cases. Please call (407) 730-1809 to get your free consultation. Don’t delay, as it is easy to forget your court date and lose your traffic ticket paperwork.
Moving Violations vs. Non-Moving Violations
A moving violation occurs whenever a traffic law is violated by a vehicle in motion. Some examples of moving violations are speeding, running a stop sign or red light, and driving while intoxicated. A non-moving violation is usually related to parking or faulty equipment. Examples include parking in a no-parking zone, parking in front of a fire hydrant, and parking in front of an expired meter.
Processing Traffic Tickets
Many jurisdictions provide for administrative processing of most traffic tickets as minor offenses or "infractions", thereby removing them from criminal court altogether. In those cases, an offender is not subject to incarceration or large fines and is not entitled to a lawyer or a jury trial. Even though most traffic tickets are handled expeditiously, a "conviction" for a traffic violation can have a negative effect on a person's driving privileges and insurance rates.
Certain traffic violations are considered more serious than infractions, and can rise to the level of a misdemeanor crime (or felony), especially if the offense involves injury to a person or destruction of property (such as leaving the scene of an accident). People accused of these more-serious traffic violations are entitled to all constitutional protections provided to criminal defendants, including the right to a court-appointed attorney and a jury trial.
Hire an experienced traffic defense lawyer, DUI attorney and Criminal Lawyer! Call for a FREE legal consultation: Jessica Damoth, P.A. (407) 730-1809 1301 Beville Road Suite # 7 Daytona Beach, FL 32119