A speeding ticket can happen to anyone. Whatever the reason, a speeding ticket can come out of nowhere and slow you down. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 706,418 speeding tickets were written across the state of Florida in 2019.
While most people want to immediately pay the fine and accept penalties, they don’t realize the benefits of fighting their ticket. Law enforcement and prosecutors know this and many tickets are given without sufficient proof. While the fine might seem insignificant, the consequences of a speeding ticket can have a dramatic impact on your life.
Our experienced and dedicated team will help you fight your speeding ticket in court. Throughout Central Florida, motorists, law enforcement and legal personnel know the name The Traffic Law Firm.
Contact us today for a free consultation and we will help you with your speeding ticket.
Can I fight a speeding ticket?
Yes! We will do everything to fight on your behalf.
Why The Traffic Law Firm?
Our lawyers concentrate on traffic related violations, and with our focus and determination we will help you fight. With over 25 years of experience specializing in speeding tickets, our lawyers know all the ins and outs. Each client gets individualized treatment, We use our extensive procedural skills and high level legal knowledge to fight your case.
Documentation and testimony are required from the prosecution and the officer. Our team of lawyers will pinpoint and attack all the weaknesses in these allegations against you.The law requires both officers and equipment to meet certain training and calibration standards. Our attorneys know all the requirements, and we will find and expose all the inconsistencies.
What is the speeding ticket law in Florida?
Florida Statutes 316.183 governs and defines speeding in Florida. This does not mean you are stuck paying your ticket. In Florida you have 30 days to make a decision. Within this time period you have three options
- Pay the fine
- Elect to go to traffic school
- Set a court date
The typical speeding scenario is familiar and relatively straightforward. You are traveling in excess of the posted speed limit, a police officer pulls you over, and you get a ticket.
However, there is much more to the law than you would expect, which is why working with a Florida speeding ticket lawyer is crucial. A prosecuting attorney represents the state of Florida. They must prove certain facts to win the case in court. Failure to establish the essential elements means the judge must dismiss your ticket.
Our lawyers know how to draw attention to these failures, making it necessary for the court to find in your favor. Each case is different. We will review your circumstances to determine the best defense strategy.
Sanctions for a Florida Speeding Violations
You have 30 days to resolve your ticket, and there are three options available under Florida law:
- Pay the fine;
- Elect to go to traffic school;
,Requesta court date.
At The Traffic Law Firm, we will set a court date for you and fight your ticket!
What are the fines for speeding?
In Florida, the fines vary by location. In Orange County, the fines vary by how much above the speed limit you were driving:
At The Traffic Law Firm we will fight to reduce or eliminate your fine.
How many points does a speeding ticket add to my license?
The amount of points you get on your license depends on the speed you were travelling. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, if you were travelling less than 15 MPH over the speed limit you will receive 3 points on your license.
If you were travelling at least 15 MPH or more over the speed limit, you will receive 4 points on your license. If you receive 12 points in one year, your driver's license will be suspended for 30 days. If you accumulate 24 points over three years, your driver's license will be suspended for 1-year. Points remain on your record for three years, even after serving a suspension.
At The Traffic Law Firm, we will fight on your behalf to avoid you getting points on your license.
Are there other legal consequences for a speeding ticket?
If your license is suspended, it will be very difficult to get around. If you drive to work, you will need to find another way to get there.
Fighting your speeding ticket with The Traffic Law Firm can keep your life on track, and save you money on car insurance.
How does a speeding ticket affect my commercial driver’s license (CDL)?
Individuals with a CDL license are held to a higher standard. For speeding tickets, you can recieve a 60 or 120 day disqualification depending on the infraction. If you are towing a trailer, your license can be indefinitely suspended.
Personal license speeding tickets can also lead to CDL disqualifications and suspensions. A CDL disqualification or suspension will most likely cause you to lose your job that requires you to have a CDL license.
The Traffic Law Firm will fight both personal and CDL speeding tickets, allowing you to stay on the road, and keep your job.