Local Florida government is always in search of ways to keep funding for their central programs, and many rely upon the revenue generated from local law enforcement issuing Florida traffic tickets. However, for those unfortunate enough to find themselves subject to having a traffic ticket tax levied against them, the negative consequences can be more severe than simply paying a fine. Florida Ticket Firm, a traffic ticket and criminal defense law firm, has recently opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, and says it’s a big mistake to just pay a traffic ticket thinking it will make it go away. Just the opposite is true.
Florida Ticket Firm warns that paying a traffic ticket is an admission of guilt. Admitting guilt to a Florida traffic violation will generally add points to your Florida driver license. Points are bad when you’re talking driver licenses and can lead to increased car insurance rates and can also put your driver license at risk of being suspended. That local government funding is achieved at a much greater personal expense to you as the recipient of a Florida traffic citation: damaging your driving record, increasing your insurance rates and potentially jeopardizing your driving privilege.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that Florida law enforcement issued over 3.6 million tickets in 2014. Out of those tickets, the alleged violator either just paid the ticket or elected driving school approximately 45% of the time. Florida Ticket Firm recommends that anyone receiving a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation for any traffic violation – whether it be a speeding ticket, red light ticket, or ticket for running a stop sign – consult with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer who knows the legal technicalities that might subject your traffic citation to being outright dismissed. Florida Ticket Firm is clear in saying that you shouldn’t just pay a traffic ticket, and wants to make sure everyone receiving a traffic citation knows they have options and that they can, and should, fight that ticket.
Traffic tickets are supposed to act as a financial deterrent to traffic law violators. However, even if you think you’re guilty of a traffic law violation, Florida Ticket Firm points out that you’re innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law.
Florida Ticket Firm handles traffic tickets and criminal defense matters in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County. Florida Ticket Firm also handles traffic related personal injury matters throughout the entire State of Florida.
For additional information about your legal options when receiving a Florida traffic citation, please contact Florida Ticket Firm.