A traffic ticket is more than an inconvenience. A ticket can cost you money in fines, court costs and increased insurance premiums. Repeated tickets or an incident in which you are cited for multiple violations can result in a suspension of your license. Some serious driving offenses can result in criminal prosecution.
Largey Law knows that every ticket is significant. Our lawyers challenge tickets for traffic infractions and misdemeanor driving offenses throughout Central Florida. Our goal is to prevent you from getting points against your license.
Traffic Violations and License Points
Each time you receive a driving citation that you don’t contest, the State’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issues points against your license. Points for the most common moving violations include:
- Speeding 16 mph or more above the limit — four points
- Speeding 15 mph or less above the limit — three points
- Speeding resulting in an accident — six points
- Leaving the scene of an accident that caused more than $50 in damage — six points
- Reckless driving — four points
- Passing a stopped school bus — four points
- Open container of alcohol — three points
- Violation of child restraint laws — three points
- Littering — three points
If someone needs help pinpointing how many points they have on their license after being cited for a traffic violation, they should reach out to a knowledgeable lawyer in Mount Dora for guidance.
License Suspension after Traffic Offenses
Traffic citation points can quickly add up to a license suspension. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is authorized to suspend your license if you accumulate:
- 12 points within 12 months — 30-day suspension
- 18 points within 18 months — three-month suspension
- 24 points within 36 months — one-year suspension
This license suspension could have a major impact on your life, but a tenacious attorney in Mount Dora could try and challenge this revocation after too many traffic violations.
DUI License Suspension
Driving under the influence cases have two components — the criminal charge against you and an administrative action against your license. Our lawyers fight your charges in criminal court at the same time we represent you in the administrative hearings.
Living in Central Florida without a car causes substantial hardships that can affect your family and your employment. That is why our criminal defense lawyers fight hard to prevent you from losing your license.
Call a Mount Dora Traffic Attorney About your Options
Every uncontested traffic ticket moves you a step closer to license suspension. Therefore, you could protect your right to drive when you work with a Mount Dora traffic lawyer. Our dedicated advocates could assess your case, collect evidence that bolsters your argument, and represent your rights at every stage of the legal process. Contact our office today to speak with a representative and schedule your initial consultation.