Don’t Just Pay The Traffic Violation Ticket
Many people do not realize that paying the fine for a traffic ticket is the equivalent of pleading guilty or being convicted. You don’t have to pay the fine without question; you have the right to fight the ticket. It could potentially save you a lot of money in the long run.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates, we handle a complete range of traffic violations, from driving while license suspended to reckless driving and speeding. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to contest your traffic ticket.
When you work with our firm, you don’t even need to appear in court. We will handle everything for you. Our goal is to always get your ticket dismissed. For a free consultation, call 407-246-0066 today.
We handle all types of criminal traffic violations, including:
- Driving on a suspended license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Drunk driving
- Fleeing the police
- Habitual traffic offenses
- Reckless driving
- Vehicular homicide
We Will Fight To Protect Your Driver’s License
In Florida, if you get too many points on your license in a given period, you could lose your privilege to drive for up to one year. If you get stopped driving during the suspension, you may be arrested and have your license revoked.
Paying a ticket for driving while license suspended may cause you to lose your license for up to five years. If you have a special class license (such as a CDL for commercial truck drivers) and you pay a ticket, you can lose that license, which means losing your job. Don’t let that happen without a fight.
In addition to the fines and penalties, you may face higher auto insurance premiums. After too many traffic violations, your insurance company may terminate your coverage. Working with a lawyer to contest the ticket may keep the charge off of your driving record and save money on auto insurance.
What Do You Need To Know About Your Traffic Ticket?
You may think you have everything under control when it comes to the situation with your traffic ticket, but there’s a lot you may not know. We want to get you the answers you need. To get started, we will take a look at some of the questions we get most often when a client comes to us about a traffic ticket.
How can I pay my tickets online in Orlando and other parts of Florida?
When you want to simply pay your tickets online the form on the websites for citations are straightforward. However, you will be given 3 options:
- The option to pay your ticket
- The option to pay for an extension
- The option for traffic school
These choices are your last chance to realize that you may have a better option than simply paying your fine. If you contact an attorney, you can work with them to take a path that may lead to a better outcome for you.
What are my options with a traffic ticket?
Aside from simply paying the ticket, you can pursue traffic school. What will happen with traffic school is that the long-term penalties of points to your license will be avoided. You will still have to pay the fine. This is a good option if you are close to losing your license or have professional license you can’t afford to have points on, such as a CDL.
Another option you may consider is entering a not guilty plea. If you wish to plead not guilty, you will have to take additional steps, such as going to a county clerk or courthouse to schedule your hearing.
Should I pay my traffic ticket or plead not guilty and schedule a hearing?
As with any legal choice, the decision is yours. But keep in mind: most consider traffic tickets a minor nuisance, and they just want to be done with the whole thing. And that’s the point. Many municipalities count on your reluctance to put in the work to contest a ticket. And often, there are strong grounds to contest the ticket.
Choosing to plead not guilty is more work, but in the end it may be worth it. Especially if you work with a skilled traffic attorney.
Did You Already Pay A Traffic Ticket? It’s Not Too Late.
Even if you already paid the ticket, speak with us. We may be able to get the situation reversed. Our team includes attorneys who are board-certified in criminal defense. Please call our Orlando office today at 407-246-0066 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced traffic violation defense lawyers.
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