Traffic Violations


Perhaps you—like most people—simply don’t take a speeding ticket all that seriously. You were likely embarrassed to be pulled over, perhaps annoyed, if you felt you were not speeding (or at least not speeding all that much), or you may have just wanted to have the entire issue over and done with. If so, you probably dropped a check in the mail and put the issue behind you. While this is certainly the fastest way to handle a speeding ticket, it is NOT the best way. What you may be unaware of is that by paying your speeding ticket you have effectively pled guilty to the offense and now have a conviction on your record.

That conviction can add three to four points to your driving record. Those points can have very serious repercussions, both now and in your future. Those three or four points could result in a serious increase in your automobile insurance rates and if you get too many points on your driving record, you could have your driver’s license suspended for one month, three months, or even a year. Additionally, the more convictions you have, the less likely a judge will give you the benefit of the doubt in future cases. As you can see, the consequences of simply paying your speeding ticket could well be more than you bargained for. Other than paying your speeding ticket, you have the following options:

  • You can attend driving school to avoid the points, however you can only attend driving school once per year and five times in your lifetime. You will still have to pay all the fines and fees associated with your speeding ticket, and will have to pay for driving school as well. If you are a CDL holder, taking driving school is not an option for avoiding the points on your driving record.
  • You can argue your case in court to the judge. While this may sound easy, unless you are a practiced public speaker and have a solid knowledge of Florida laws regarding speeding issues, your arguments are likely to fail. In the vast majority of speeding cases, unless the officer fails to show up, the judge will side with the police officer’s version of events.; or
  • You can hire an attorney at the Law Firm of JAG, P.L.L.C. We will tenaciously argue your case with the goals of keeping points off your driving record and preventing you from having to go to traffic school. At the Law Firm of JAG, P.L.L.C., we know which questions to ask the police officer, and may challenge the officer’s training with the device used to measure your speed as well as whether the device was properly calibrated. We at the Law Firm of JAG, P.L.L.C., have a good working relationship with the judges and other court personnel, which works in your favor. Having an experienced attorney by your side presents a professional appearance to the judge, telling him or her that you are taking your charges very seriously and will fight hard to ensure your ticket is dismissed, or, at the least, that the charges are reduced.

The attorneys at the Law Firm of JAG, P.L.L.C. offer you skilled representation, a genuine commitment to your case, and superior client service. To find out more about how the Law Firm of JAG, P.L.L.C. can help you handle that traffic ticket, arrange a free initial consultation. Call our office toll free at (800) 841-7184 or locally at (305) 827-8087, or fill out the online contact form.