Traffic violations in Tallahassee involve more than just being issued speeding tickets or other minor traffic citations. There is an entire body of law enacted specifically to deal with traffic violations in Florida. If you have received a traffic citation, then you will need assistance from a legal professional to help you understand how these laws affect you and your case.
Certain traffic-related charges can carry serious consequences, so if you've been charged with a traffic offense, we encourage you to contact our firm immediately to begin building the strongest possible defense. The following are some examples of the kinds of traffic offenses in which our attorneys are well practiced:
Convictions from these charges can result in jail or even prison time. If a person is injured or killed because of a traffic violation, the defendant could face even harsher penalties. If you are caught driving without proof of insurance, the DMV has the power to suspend your license and your vehicle registration for up to three years, or until you provide proof of coverage. You will also pay a penalty ranging from $150 to $500, contingent upon the number of previous violations.
The consequences for traffic violations in Florida vary significantly depending on the nature of the traffic violation. The least severe consequence involves a fine or penalty payment, but for more serious charges include suspension or revocation of driving privileges, in addition to heavy fines. In cases involving property damage, the infliction of serious bodily injury to another, or even death, a defendant could face a significant prison term.
Faced with a traffic offense or violation in Tallahassee? Contact a Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer at Jansen and Davis, P.A. today for a free initial case consultation.