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Orlando Traffic Violations Lawyer

A traffic ticket can be more than a nuisance. It can lead to significant fines, higher insurance premiums, and even affect your license to drive. In some cases, you could even face criminal charges for a significant traffic violation.

The good news is you never have to accept a traffic ticket without a legal fight. A qualified Orlando traffic violations lawyer can represent you in contesting a traffic violation in court. The Joshi Law Firm, PA, has helped many clients throughout Orange County and Central Florida address alleged traffic violations.

Will You Lose Your License?

A common question we get about traffic violations is the potential impact on a person’s driver’s license. Florida has a complicated “points” system in place for assessing traffic violations. If you receive 12 points within a 12-month period, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) will suspend your license for 30 days. This penalty escalates to a 3-month suspension for 18 points in 18 months, and 1 year for 24 points in 36 months.

Some of the more common Florida traffic violations and their associated points are as follows:

  • 3-Point Violations: Speeding less than 15 miles per over the posted limit, driving too fast for conditions, failing to stop at a steady red signal, failing to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian, improper backing, and failing to use a separate carrier for an infant.
  • 4-Point Violations: Reckless driving, causing an accident due to a moving violation, speeding more than 15 miles per hour over the posted limit, failing to stop for a school bus, and failing to stop at a red light or stop sign.
  • 6-Point Violations: Leaving the scene of a crash without giving information and where there is property damage, or leaving an unattended vehicle without leaving information.

More serious traffic violations can lead to criminal charges. The most common cases are driving under the influence of alcohol, or causing an accident where someone is seriously injured or killed. A conviction on either charge can lead to jail time and an automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Additionally, if you accumulate more than 15 points on your Florida driver’s license over a 5-year period, you can be classified as a “habitual traffic offender,” which can lead to a 5-year suspension of your license.

Beyond the impact on your license, your auto insurance company can–and usually will–raise your premiums if you accumulate any points on your license.

Contact Our Orlando Traffic Violations Lawyers

In many cases you can challenge the basis for a traffic violation in court. You may also be able to get points removed from your driver’s license by taking a driver safety course. Our Orlando traffic violations lawyer can explain your options and, if you choose, represent you in court. So if you need to speak with a lawyer, call the Joshi Law Firm, PA, today at 844-GO-JOSHI or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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