The state of Florida has very strict driving laws that prohibit all kinds of speeding, and although the charges won’t necessarily carry a jail sentence, you will definitely find yourself with a fine and points on your license if you are caught speeding. However, while you can’t go to jail for speeding, you can receive jail time for reckless driving, and it is at the court’s discretion to decide whether your speeding counts as reckless driving.
In the case of speeding, you can receive numerous amounts of different fines and penalties depending on the situation in which you were caught. The faster that you are speeding determines how harsh your penalties will be and how your offense will be classed. Speeding anywhere between 30-49 mph over the speed limit is classed as a misdemeanor and comes with heavier charges to reflect this. However, if you exceed the posted speed limit in Florida by 50 mph, it will be classed as a felony. If caught going over the limit by this amount, you will be charged with the maximum penalties possible. But, in some cases, unless you can get your case dismissed or your penalties reduced by an attorney.
When being faced with such severe charges, it’s essential to hire a capable attorney who can represent you and hopefully reduce your charges, giving you the best possible outcome. The Ticket Lawyers have capable, qualified attorneys who offer a great attorney-client relationship, free consultation, and specialized knowledge on traffic ticket cases. So contact us at (866)-985-7740.
In Florida, crimes are split into three classifications: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. These classifications determine how serious the punishment that the defendant receives will be.
Misdemeanors are more serious than receiving an infraction and hold harsher consequences but are less serious than a felony. A felony is the most serious type of crime you can commit and bring heavier charges, such as long periods of jail time and high fines. Misdemeanors result in lesser fines and jail time, temporary punishments, and, in the case of speeding, this could include driving improvement class, which would reduce the points on your record or license suspension if you complete it.
Under federal law, misdemeanors are criminal offenses that can result in potential jail time of up to one year, depending on the crime. These crimes are split into three subcategories:
A felony is the most serious type of crime, resulting in the harshest punishments available in the court of law. Across all of Florida, a felony will always hold a charge of over a year in prison time. Just like misdemeanors, felonies are also split up into subcategories to determine punishment:
When receiving either misdemeanors or felonies, you should seek legal advice. The Ticket Lawyers have experienced and qualified attorneys who will make it their duty to seek the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today for your free consultation.
The penalties that you can face for speeding in Florida range from a small fine and four points on your driver’s license to a hefty fine, license suspension, and a driver’s improvement course. As the state of Florida has very strict driving laws, you are almost always going to get charged with speeding, unless you hire an attorney who may be able to get your case dismissed or reduced for you, depending on the circumstances.
When caught speeding, you can expect to receive three to four points on your driver’s license. If your speeding caused an accident, then you will receive six points. You will also be facing a fine, dependent on your speed and circumstances, and perhaps even a license suspension.
The penalties are much worse if you are caught exceeding the posted speed limit by over 50 mph, and you could be assumed to be driving recklessly with intent. This would be classed as a felony, and if convicted, you would likely receive a fine, a license suspension, and possible jail time.
Where you were caught speeding and the number of miles per hour, you exceeded the posted speed limit by dictates the different kinds of charges that you might receive in traffic court. If you are speeding in a school zone, you will receive harsher consequences when compared to if you were driving in a residential or postal area. The fines you could incur are seen below.
In all of these cases, whether you are being charged with speeding, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will need valuable representation, which we can offer at The Ticket Lawyers. You can trust that our dedicated attorneys will work to reduce your charges or penalties if they can’t get the case dismissed completely. So get in touch with us as soon as you receive your Florida speeding ticket to give yourself the best chance at a successful result.
There are many ways in which you can try to avoid charges and points on your driver’s license. For a felony charge, it can be very difficult to fight the case on your own as it is treated as one of the most serious offenses you can commit throughout Florida. If you are in this situation, even if it’s your first offense, we highly recommend seeking legal counsel to fight the case for you and hopefully avoid maximum penalties. Even for misdemeanors, you should contact an attorney to ensure that you have the best chance at avoiding a conviction and harsh penalties.
The attorneys at The Ticket Lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skills that are necessary when fighting your case and dealing with the complex Florida legal system. Our attorneys would be able to answer any and all questions you have about the process and will support you throughout it all. An attorney would also be able to attend court either on your behalf or with you and will be dedicated to questioning the charges that you are being prosecuted for to try and have them completely dismissed or at least reduced. Furthermore, a lawyer being present at your case hearing would prove to a judge that you are taking the incident seriously and that you understand the severity of the mistake. This could be very advantageous for you.
Unfortunately, no attorney is able to guarantee that your case will be dismissed or reduced if you work with them. However, you can trust that The Ticket Lawyers will do everything possible for this to be the case, or will at least fight to ensure that the penalties you receive are the most lenient ones possible. An attorney would give you the best chance at being offered the opportunity to attend traffic school, which would mean you avoid receiving points on your license, as well as a lower fine. They could even be able to save your license!
It is unquestionably worthwhile to enlist in the help of an attorney, so we recommend that you call The Ticket Lawyers today. Our attorneys are specialists when it comes to traffic tickets in Florida, so book your free consultation today.
If you have been caught speeding and are worried about the possible charges that you now face, get in contact with The Ticket Lawyers. Our team of lawyers will be completely dedicated to your case. They each have the knowledge and skills of a successful lawyer and will fight hard to get you the best outcome possible. So contact us now if you have received any type of speeding ticket to avoid ruining your driving record. Book a free consultation at (866)-985-7740 today!
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