We have all been there…the lights go on, your heart starts pounding, then your pulled over and slapped with the costs and burden of a traffic ticket. Whether you were speeding, failed to follow the direction of a traffic device, or committed any other minor traffic infraction, the ramifications can be arduous. Often times with the accrual of any driving record points, an automobile insurer will raise your insurance rates. What starts off as a $100.00 ticket can turn in to a lifetime of increased insurance costs. There is no case too small for our attorneys to handle. For a nominal fee we will go to court on your behalf to mitigate the effects that the ticket will have on your driving record and subsequently with your automobile insurance. Call us within 30 days of receiving your ticket and we will begin working towards getting your points removed or your ticket dismissed.
Per Fl. Stat. 322.27, there is an established point system for evaluation of convictions of motor vehicle laws for the determination of the continuing qualification of any person to operate a motor vehicle. Depending on the amount of points that you have accumulated your Drivers License could be suspended anywhere from30 days to a year.
Reckless Driving- 4 points
Leaving the scene of a crash- 6 points
Unlawful Speed resulting in a crash- 6 points
Passing a stopped school bus- 4 points
Unlawful Speed not in excess of 15 mph- 3 points
Unlawful Speed in excess of 15 mph- 4 points
A violation of a traffic control signal- 4 points
All other moving violations- 3 points
Any moving violation, except unlawful speed, resulting in a crash- 4
Littering on a highway- 3 points
Interfering with a traffic control device- 4 points
Per Fla. Stat. 3232.27, a person will lose their Drivers License if they have accumulated the following amount of points in the corresponding time period:
12 points in 12 months – 30 day Drivers License Suspension
18 points in 18 months- 3 month Drivers License Suspension
24 points in 36 months- 12 month D
Habitual Traffic Offenders
A habitual traffic offender is any person whose record, as maintained by the DHSMV , shows that such person has accumulated the specified number of convictions in a 15 year period. You can become habitualized if you either
1) Have 3 or more convictions of any of the following: Voluntary or Involuntary Manslaughter, a felony conviction in which a motor vehicle was used, DWLSR, failing to stop and render aid at a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death or personal injury to another, or driving a commercial vehicle while your privilege was disqualified.
2) Have 15 convictions for moving traffic offenses for which points may be assessed.
Under Fla. Stat. 322.331, if a person has lost their Drivers License due to Habitual Traffic Offender Status, he or she may petition the Department for a restricted Drivers License after 1 year has passed since the date of revocation, or after 5 years have passed, one may petition for full driving privileges. However, upon reviewing your driving record, we may determine that we are able to remove one of your prior convictions for DWLSR, and thus remove you from the Habitual Traffic Offender Classification.
If you have a “Business Purposes Only” drivers license, then your driving privilege is limited to any driving necessary to maintain livelihood, including driving to and from work, necessary on-the-job driving, driving for educational purposes, and driving for church and for medical purposes. If you have an “Employment Purposes Only” drivers license, then your driving privilege is limited to driving to and from work and any necessary on-the-job driving required by an employer or occupation.