Out of State Drivers with Traffic Ticket in Florida
Many people think that if they are ticketed in another state in which they are visiting, that their violation charge will not apply to their license when they go back to their home state. This is not the case. Forty-five of the fifty states have interstate reciprocal agreements in place that requires them to share information on convictions for moving violations.
This means that when a person receives a ticket in one state, the ticketing state will notify the DMV in the home state of the individual who was charged.
Therefor is a person fails to pay their ticket because they think that they will not be charged, their license will be suspended and more fees will be applied to the charge that the accused individual will eventually have to pay.
In the state of Florida there is a point system in place that causes insurance rate s to rise if a traffic violation is charged on a person’s driving record. These points are transferable to out of state drivers as well, so a ticketed individual will have theirinsurance rates increaseeven if they leave the state of Florida.
Fines for moving violations, depending on the severity of the charge, can amount to thousands of dollars, as well as a suspended license, jail time and probation.
Defending the Charge
A common problem that occurs is that a driver will receive a ticket in Florida and think that they can go back to their state of residence and be free of the charges. When they realize this is not the case, they are in another state and feel as though they cannot fight their charge.
Contact an Attorney Today
If you are an out of state driver who was ticketed in Florida, contact us today and let us help you resolve your case. There are numerous defenses when it comes to traffic violations and a large majority of traffic violation cases fought in court win. Here at Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, we have over 30 years of experience in fighting traffic violations and we will ensure you the best defense possible. We are available all day and night to answer all of your questions regarding your case. Call us at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1-800-344-4848).