Experienced attorney helps keep you on the road
Everyone gets a traffic ticket occasionally. However, if you’re not careful, traffic violations can add up, resulting in points, traffic school, court dates, or even a suspended license. At Sando Law, P.A., we know how important it is for you to keep your driving privilege. That’s why we work tirelessly to protect your rights. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Andrew Sando knows exactly how the opposition works and how to thwart their efforts. Using his skill and experience working with the DA’s office, Attorney Sando will advocate aggressively for your rights.
What are Traffic Tickets in Florida?
When you violate the rules of the road, an observing police officer has the right to issue you a citation. Citations may be issued for speeding, reckless driving, or inappropriate behavior. After receiving your citation, you may pay in person or online. You may also contest the citation. This will allow you a hearing before a judge where you can explain your side of the story. However, you may face additional penalties if the judge or magistrate agrees with the original police officer.
Alternatively, you may choose to participate in a driver improvement course. If you receive a citation as a result of the following behaviors, you must take a driver improvement course:
- Passing a school bus
- Reckless Driving
- Running a red light or Traffic Control Device
What are common driving violations in Florida?
Some of the most common driving violations in Florida include:
- Driving without plates
- Failure to wear seat belts
- Using a cell phone while driving
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Expired driver’s license
- Expired registration
- Failure to show insurance
- Hit and run
- Illegal U-turn
- Drinking and driving
DUI is the most serious traffic violation. If you or someone you loved is arrested for drinking and driving in South Florida, consult with an attorney immediately. Depending on the circumstances, your freedom and future may be on the line.
What are the penalties for Traffic Tickets in Florida?
If you are issued a citation for a traffic violation, you may receive points on your license. Not only can these points cause your insurance costs to skyrocket, but if you accumulate enough, your license can be suspended or even revoked.
Here is a basic breakdown of the points associated with some of the most common traffic offenses in Florida:
- Speeding — 3
- Careless driving — 3
- Failure to stop at steady red signal — 3
- Too fast for conditions —
- Reckless driving — 4
- Failure to obey traffic control signal — 4
You will also likely have to pay a fine. Depending on the county you are stopped in, this amount can vary.
Is it worth hiring an attorney to fight a traffic ticket?
Whether it is worth it to hire a traffic ticket attorney depends on the citation in question, your innocence, your criminal history, and the evidence against you. If you have 0 citations on your record and you were speeding, it might be best to take the slap on the wrist and move on.
However, if you already have a few tickets under your belt, it might be worth it to hire an attorney to fight back since a subsequent citation could result in increased insurance and/or a suspended license.
Also, if you are accused of a serious traffic offense like drunk driving, you absolutely must hire an attorney. A DUI is not a slap on the wrist. It is a serious offense that can have far-reaching consequences on nearly every aspect of your life. And without a competent defense attorney by your side, you could wind up behind bars.
How Sando Law will fight for you
At Sando Law, we use our insider knowledge of the prosecution to help you tailor a formidable defense. Whether you are looking to dismiss a speeding ticket or fight a wrongful DUI charge, Attorney Andrew Sando is ready to fight passionately to protect your rights and freedom. Some common defense strategies include:
- The radar gun was faulty
- You were not speeding
- You had to speed to avoid a person/animal/collision, and speeding was required
- There were no posted speed limit signs
- The breathalyzer was not properly calibrated
After assessing the unique details of your case, Attorney Sando can help devise a sound defense strategy.
Contact a skilled South Florida traffic ticket attorney
Sando Law, P.A., recognizes how stressful traffic tickets can be. At the end of a long day, the last thing you need to worry about is points on your record. Whether you need help in Martin County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or Monroe County, Attorney Sando is ready to fight for your rights. To discuss your case with Attorney Sando, call 561-296-1665 or contact Andrew online for a free case review. Toll-Free: 833-SANDO-4U