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Traffic Citations

Getting a traffic ticket is a frustrating, and sometimes expensive ordeal.  Many people that have received a traffic ticket often have many questions about the available options.  Although traffic citations are generally civil in nature, they can have some serious effects on your driver's license, your insurance, and ultimately on your pocket book. 


Remember, if you get a traffic ticket, DO NOT PAY THE TICKET until you get some advice from our firm.  In Florida, points are assessed when you pay a ticket.  If you get a certain number of points in a certain amount of time, your driver's license will be suspended.  If you have received a traffic ticket, call me to discuss how I can help you. 

POINTS SYSTEM

Below you will find a list of various offences and how many points are deducted based on each offense.

6 Points

Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage of more than $50

6 points

Unlawful speed resulting in an accident

4 points

Reckless driving

4 points

Any moving violation resulting in an accident

4 Points

Passing a stopped school bus

4 points

Unlawful speed - 16 MPH or more over lawful or posted speed

3 Points

Driving During Restricted Hours

3 Points

Unlawful speed - 15 MPH or less over lawful or posted speed

3 Points

All other moving violations (including parking on a highway outside the limits of municipalities)

3 Points

Violation of curfew

3 Points

Open container as an operator

3 Points

Child restraint violation