If you have received a ticket for a traffic violation in Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, Fort Drum, or other areas of Okeechobee County, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. at 863-220-4400. Many of us know the heart-stopping feeling of seeing red and blue lights flashing in the rear-view mirror. Although it may be a relatively common occurrence, receiving a ticket for a traffic violation can disrupt your life in numerous ways.
By hiring an attorney, you may be able to reduce the penalties you face and ensure that this incident does not result in longer-lasting impediments to your life. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been helping people defend against traffic violations in Okeechobee for over 25 years. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today at 863-220-4400.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Traffic tickets, in addition to costing money, can also create numerous other hardships in your life. If you receive a ticket, depending on the particular circumstances in which you were pulled over, you risk losing your license, facing an extreme increase in your auto insurance rates, or even jail time. Many people believe that the only course of action after receiving a citation is to simply pay the fine.
While citations do have to be addressed within 30 days, paying the fine without first consulting with an attorney eliminates your chance to get points taken off your driving record. Consulting a defense lawyer to fight the citation could reduce the number of points put on your driving record, and reduce the risk that your auto insurance rates will increase. Furthermore, especially for more serious violations, hiring a criminal attorney is the best way to navigate the complicated legal path ahead and make sure your rights are being respected.
Why Choose The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.?
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has an outstanding reputation not only among the legal community, but also among the counties we serve in Florida. Our team has earned Martindale-Hubell’s highest rating, and within the community we are known for first-rate representation of all of our clients.
Thousands in the community can attest to the compassion for clients, outstanding legal advice, and aggressive defense provided by our team. We understand that receiving a ticket can cause great anxiety. Guiding you through the legal process in a way that minimizes your stress and confusion is our priority. Our team will skillfully handle your case, and ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved.
What Do I Need to Know About Traffic Violations?
The penalties for traffic violations vary depending on the type of offense and the county in which they were committed. However, the entire state of Florida operates on the same point system. Each time you receive a traffic violation, the state records “points” on your driving record. If you receive a certain number of points in a specified period of time, the state will suspend or revoke your license. The following violations will result in points added to your driving record:
- Moving Violations – These violations are committed whilst the car is in motion. Examples of moving violations include speeding, racing, failure to yield, careless or reckless driving, passing a stopped school bus, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), following too closely, and failure to maintain a single lane.
- Non-moving Violations – These violations include parking infractions, problems with the car itself, and issues with paperwork related to driving. Examples include violation of a driver’s license restriction, driving with a broken tail light, or driving with an expired inspection.
These violations can be a minor infraction or a felony, depending on the violation and the circumstances. Contacting a lawyer is key to reducing the penalties you face.
The legal procedure of traffic violations moves quickly, so don’t hesitate to call The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. today. Our experienced team is prepared to offer outstanding legal advice and sure-footed guidance during this process. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 863-220-4400.