ALWAYS SEEK REPRESENTATION FROM A TRAFFIC TICKET ATTORNEY IN WELLINGTON
A SEEMINGLY SIMPLE TICKET CAN BE COMPLICATED
You find yourself in the unpleasant situation of being pulled over for a traffic violation. You’re now probably late to wherever you were on your way to, flustered and agitated. Because of all of your other life responsibilities, you might be tempted to just shove the ticket in your pocket and “deal with it later.”
Placing your ticket at the bottom of your priority list is a mistake that could prove costly in more ways than one. A seemingly simple ticket can be far more complicated than expected. For example, the inability to produce a license or registration often leads to a criminal charge. Failure to address your ticket in an appropriate and timely fashion could result in a warrant for your arrest, a conviction, and/or enhanced fines. It could also mean receiving what’s called a “D6 suspension” on your license. For noncriminal traffic infractions, the deadline for responding to your citation is thirty (30) days.
Take action when it comes to your ticket. The first step is get an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Wellington on your team. An experienced traffic attorney can review the citation for procedural errors, gather all of the relevant facts, negotiate with law enforcement, and prepare for an infraction trial.
Your first thought with an inexpensive ticket might be to pay it off and get rid of it. Many people are unaware that paying a ticket results in an automatic Adjudication (conviction) on your record. You would be pleading guilty upon your payment. This can negatively impact your driving record and your insurance.
Alternatively, you might be tempted to fight the ticket in court yourself. Let’s be honest, you have just as much experience in the courtroom as a banker does performing open heart surgery. You can Google as much information as your heart desires, but reputable experience is irreplaceable. By attending court on your own, you might miss out on legal and procedural arguments that could’ve resulted in dismissal of your case. Even worse than having to blindly maneuver through courtroom etiquette is taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend court and possibly not getting paid while missing work.
An experienced attorney is versed in the Florida Rules of Traffic Court and can use these technical rules to your advantage. This can mean the difference between points or no points on your record.
At Casanova Law, we understand that a simple ticket can be not-so-simple. We understand the time-sensitive responsibilities that come with fighting a ticket. Lastly, we understand that your ticket can impact your life. Attorney Lourdes Casanova, a former prosecutor, is an experienced Criminal Defense and Traffic Ticket Attorney in Wellington who can help you navigate through the justice system.