Getting pulled over by law enforcement and receiving a traffic ticket is always unpleasant. You may have to pay hefty fines, attend traffic school and pay higher insurance premiums. Receiving a ticket can also have long-term consequences as you can lose your license or be declared a “habitual offender” if you have too many tickets or points on your license.
If you receive a traffic ticket, you do not have to accept the penalties and points on your license. A Tampa criminal defense lawyer at Stechschulte Nell can help you to challenge your traffic ticket and avoid any potential consequences of a moving violation. To learn more about how we can help fight your traffic ticket, contact Stechschulte Nell today.
Traffic Tickets in Florida
In the state of Florida, you may receive a ticket for a number of different moving violations including:
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Disregarding warning signs, barricades or other traffic signals
If you break any traffic laws while you are operating your vehicle, you can be cited for a moving violation. In some cases, such as reckless driving, your violation can lead to criminal charges.
Defending Yourself with the Help of a Tampa Traffic Lawyer
When you are issued a traffic citation, sending in the ticket and fine can constitute an admission of guilt that can trigger points on your license and an insurance rate increase. Instead of automatically paying the fine, speak to a Clearwater criminal defense lawyer to learn your options.
A Tampa traffic crimes lawyer at Stechschulte Nell can help you defend yourself against accusations of a traffic violation. If you receive a speeding ticket due to a radar reading, you may be able to challenge the accuracy of the information about your speed, especially if the radar gun had not been calibrated or maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions. The appropriate defense will depend upon the type of violation you are accused of as well as the circumstances surrounding your case, so consulting with one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys is a smart choice if you want the best possible chance of avoiding conviction for a traffic citation.
To learn more about how we can help you to defend a traffic violation, contact Stechschulte Nell today.