Speeding ticket attorney | Gainesville 352-371-9141 | Ocala 352-694-4529
For many individuals who are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction, their interaction with law enforcement will result in a speeding ticket or other violation of the traffic law. When the penalty involves a fine, many people choose to pay the fine and be done with it, thinking this is the easiest way to deal with the ticket. In reality, for every minor infraction received, points are added to your driving record that can result in fines, future fees and increased insurance rates. For this reason, it’s important that you have a lawyer to fight the traffic ticket.
Gainesville And Ocala, Florida, Speeding Ticket Points Attorney
Christian A. Straile is a traffic ticket lawyer who handles both civil and criminal traffic matters with a goal to protect your rights and best interests.
In every civil traffic offense, you have three choices:
- First: You could plead guilty and pay the fine for the traffic ticket, points will be added to your driving record, which could result in a suspended license as they add up. Points can also increase your insurance rates for months or years.
- Second: If you qualify, you may elect to attend a basic driver improvement course or traffic school. A driver can only elect or chose traffic school once every 12 months and five times in a lifetime. Therefore, he sometimes refers to it as a “lifetime election.” CDL drivers cannot elect traffic school, so it’s extremely important to call an attorney right away. If you select this option, you still have to pay the fine, but points are not assessed. However, if you are from another state, your state may NOT honor the election and still assess points on your license and even suspend a license. Check with your State’s issuing agency (scroll down to find your state).
- Third: You may elect to fight your traffic violation or traffic ticket in court. The citation could be dismissed or you could be found not guilty. If your ticket is not dismissed, then you may still owe money and the judge may order you to attend a traffic school but this does not count as an election.
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If you have received a ticket for driving 30 miles per hour or more over the posted limit, there will be a mandatory hearing. Hiring a traffic attorney can excuse your presence if you are unable to attend. The attorney can appear on behalf of the driver. It is the hearing that is mandatory and not the actual appearance of the driver.
The firm handles both civil and criminal traffic offenses and will work to keep the points off your driving record and to keep your insurance rates from going up. A flexible appointment schedule is maintained; free consultations are available in all criminal and traffic matters. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click, call or fill out the form to see how Attorney Straile can help. Credit cards accepted. Hablo español.