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.
Below you will find a list of various offences and how many points are deducted based on each offense.
Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage of more than $50
Unlawful speed resulting in an accident
Any moving violation resulting in an accident
Passing a stopped school bus
Unlawful speed - 16 MPH or more over lawful or posted speed
Driving During Restricted Hours
Unlawful speed - 15 MPH or less over lawful or posted speed
All other moving violations (including parking on a highway outside the limits of municipalities)
Violation of curfew
Open container as an operator
Child restraint violation