Traffic tickets in Orlando are a normal part of life. Moving violations are common. Nearly every single licensed driver has been pulled over and ticketed at least once in their lifetime. Seems fairly routine, doesn’t it? Facing a traffic ticket violation is nothing to be embarrassed about. However, many people who are ticketed do not fully understand their rights. Furthermore, many of those same people are unaware of how easily their offense can turn into a serious problem.
At Finebloom and Haenel, our legal team is focused on the area of traffic ticket defense. We want you, the driver, to be educated and aware of your rights and of the potential consequences of a traffic violation. Their extent and the impact they may have on you as a driver can vary depending on the type and severity of the offense and the driver’s record. Depending on these factors, you may face the following penalties and other effects of a violation:
•Driver’s license points – In most states, including Florida, points are applied against a driver’s record for certain traffic violations. If an Orlando driver accumulates too many points on his or her record within a 3 year time period, he or she may face license suspension.
•Insurance points – Like driver’s license points, insurance companies use their own formulas and apply points against an insured drive for traffic violations. Accumulating too many points of this kind will result in increased insurance premiums, sometimes up to 25% to 400%. In other cases, insurance companies may drop you or deny coverage altogether.
•Fines/court fees – a fine may be imposed for a traffic infraction, an offense that is not punishable by jail time, as well as for any misdemeanor or felony traffic offense.
•Driver’s license suspension – In Orlando, a driver may face immediate suspension for certain serious traffic violations, such as DUI or reckless driving. In other cases, suspensions may occur because he or she accumulated too many points over time as a result of multiple traffic infractions.
•Imprisonment – Some serious traffic offenses can also result in a mandatory prison sentence. DUI is one of these.
•Probation – In lieu of a prison sentence, a person charged with a serious traffic offense may qualify for probation. This is essentially a conditional release from imprisonment, during which time you must follow certain rules and may be required to participate in community service, alcohol rehabilitation/counseling, and driving school. During the probationary period, a driver may also be allowed to only operate a vehicle with conditional license. With a conditional license, you may only drive to and from work or school. All other driving privileges are suspended.
Contact the Orlando Traffic Lawyers Today!
Finebloom and Haenel has local offices serving the greater Orlando area. If you recently receive a traffic ticket or are facing a related traffic offense, don’t let things get out of hand. Points, fines, or even probation can make things very difficult for you. This doesn’t have to happen to you. You have rights and a qualified attorney can protect them. With the right defense, traffic charges are often reduced or dismissed altogether. With over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in traffic defense, Finebloom and Haenel’s attorneys have what it takes to reduce points, minimize fines, and avoid prison sentences. We will fight for the best possible outcome! Don’t plead guilty to that ticket and don’t leave anything to chance! Call Finebloom and Haenel today…our initial consultation is free. Let us get to work for you!