Criminal traffic violations are more severe than the average moving violation. While moving violations only result in a fine and points on your license, you can be arrested and charged for a criminal traffic offense.
There are many different criminal traffic charges, including reckless driving, DUI, driving on a suspended license, and hit and run. The penalties vary depending on the severity of the case but often result in intense fines and the possibility of jail time.
If you are facing criminal charges for violating the rules of the road, you should contact The Ticket Lawyers immediately for a free consultation. We can provide the best legal team available to address the individual needs of your case. You’re in safe hands if you choose The Ticket Lawyers to represent you in court.
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Most often, a traffic ticket is considered a moving violation. When drivers are found to have committed moving violations, they can be issued a ticket with a fine and points attached to their license.
However, a criminal traffic violation is much more serious and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges against defendants. Not only will you face increased fines, but you could potentially be risking jail time if you don’t have a proper defense prepared.
If you are being charged with a criminal traffic offense, contact The Ticket Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys.
Some common examples of criminal traffic violations include:
The penalties for criminal traffic violations vary depending on the nature of the charges. However, almost all criminal traffic offenses are charged as misdemeanor crimes. In rare cases, criminal traffic offenses can be prosecuted as felony crimes, and the punishments can be especially severe.
Crimes like hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, and third-offense DUI are often prosecuted as felonies. If convicted, you could be facing jail or prison time, probation, mandatory traffic school, fines, and a suspension/revocation of your driving privileges.
In addition to the above penalties, you would be left with a permanent criminal record if you are convicted. This will follow you through every background check and may affect your job prospects. In Florida, you cannot have a criminal record expunged.
Driver’s license points are issued to deter drivers from consistently violating traffic laws. When you receive a ticket, often you will also receive points on your driving record. If you accumulate enough points, the DMV can suspend your license for a specific period of time, as per Florida Statute 322.27.
The State of Florida lists the following suspension periods for point violations:
In addition to the suspension of your driving privileges, points will also increase your insurance premiums. Insurance providers routinely check their customers driving records to see if there is an increased risk of providing coverage. Points mean you are a risky investment, so insurance companies increase how much you will spend to continue getting protection. You could end up paying hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per year in increased insurance premiums.
Driver’s license points have an expiration period of 36 months starting from the date your violation occurred. For example, if you get a reckless driving ticket in January 2021, the four points will stay on your license until January 2024. This is a long time to experience increased insurance premiums and can cost you thousands of dollars in the long run.
You can attend traffic school to avoid the points from your ticket if a judge allows you to. While traffic infractions don’t usually require a judge’s permission, criminal traffic violations do. Also, if you have already attended traffic school once in the past year, or 5 times total, you won’t be able to go again.
A traffic ticket attorney can benefit you in several ways. For many criminal traffic violations, a traffic ticket lawyer can attend court on your behalf, arguing your case to the judge to get the best outcome possible. However, some cases require the defendant to attend court in person. You still stand your best chance of beating the charges with a lawyer by your side.
Qualified traffic offense lawyers will have experience fighting a variety of criminal charges. They can examine the evidence against you and offer a realistic path to beating the case. While the price for their services can be high, you will likely save money by hiring a lawyer to avoid the fines and insurance penalties from a bad outcome in your case.
Have you been charged with a criminal traffic violation? Are you worried about what might happen to your driving privileges and the possibility of jail time?
Contact The Ticket lawyers today to schedule a free consultation regarding your criminal traffic offense. Our team of lawyers has years of experience battling criminal traffic cases throughout the State of Florida and getting our clients the best outcomes possible. We can contest traffic offenses in court and also negotiate traffic school on your behalf. The Ticket Lawyers are your best chance of beating your traffic offense.
While a traffic infraction is annoying, a criminal traffic violation can be life-changing.
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