A speeding ticket isn't just a speeding ticket. It's a negative mark on your driving record. If you've been convicted of traffic infractions in the past, being convicted of speeding can mean the difference between retaining your right to drive and a license suspension.
Most people who receive a speeding ticket simply pay the accompanying fine and get on with their lives. But it's important to realize that doing so can cause problems down the road.
Below, we'll explain why you should fight your Florida speeding ticket, and the most effective way to do it.
6 Reasons To Fight Your Florida Speeding Ticket
This isn't an exhaustive list. But it includes the biggest reasons, specifically the ones that are likely to have the greatest impact on your life.
1. Keep points off your record
2. Save you time you'd otherwise spend in traffic school
3. Protect your license from possible suspension
4. Avoid steep fines
5. Prevent your auto insurance rates from rising
6. Avoid community service hours stemming from a conviction
You may be able to sidestep the many consequences of receiving a speeding ticket by simply fighting it.
What To Do When You Receive A Speeding Ticket
The best way to defend yourself against a speeding ticket is to hire an experienced traffic defense attorney. This person can investigate the officer's process in identifying your speed (laser, pacing, etc.), pulling you over, and issuing the ticket.
Keep in mind, Florida is an “absolute” speed limit state. There are specific defense strategies that are suited to it. Your attorney will be able to employ them on your behalf.
Some drivers choose to defend themselves in court rather than seeking the help of a traffic lawyer. Doing so is unwise for two reasons. First, few people have experience in successfully fighting speeding tickets. Second, appearing in court requires valuable time.
When you hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney, you not only benefit from his or her expertise, but you can also avoid appearing in court. Your attorney will appear in your stead.
If you've received a speeding ticket, don't simply pay the accompanying fine. Contact Skubiak & Rivas and take advantage of our 40+ years of combined experience. Our Florida traffic ticket attorneys have helped thousands of clients fight their tickets and maintain clean driving records. Contact us today by calling 407-894-4449 or fill out the form on this page for a free consultation.