I just got pulled over, what’s next?
Have you been pulled over? Time is off the essence. Research the implications about your charge and all the potential repercussions.
Why were you stopped?
Traffic Control Devices
Over 41 million tickets are issued each year in the USA.
The average cost of a ticket is $152.
Over $6 billion in annual revenue.
Only 5% of speeding tickets are contested in court.
Over $300,000 yearly revenue in tickets per officer.
More than 20.6% of licensed drivers will be ticketed this year.
State Highway Speed Limits
What do you risk?
- After receiving a moving non-criminal violation, if you don’t intend to fight it, it will typically be posted by the DMV to your driving record as soon as you are convicted.
- The length of time that a conviction stays on your record depends on the severity of the violation.
Insurance Premiums Increase
- Insurance companies will usually do a biannual request at the DMV for your driving record. In most cases, if you’re record is clean and this is your ticket, you will typically be spared from hefty insurance increases.
- If your record has many prior convictions visible to your insurance company, you will be far more prone to insurance increases.
- When you are charged with a traffic violation in Florida in many cases you can avoid getting the points but once the points are on your drivers license you cannot remove them.
- If you are convicted of traffic violation such as speeding or any moving violation in Florida points will be accessed to your drivers license. And if you are an out of state driver the State of Florida will send the violation details to your state DMV.
- Fines are doubled when infractions occur within a school zone or construction zone, with possible civil penalties up to $1,000 and can be required to complete driving school course.
- In the majority of the states, two systems are used to determine the severity of points,
- System 1: The majority of moving violations are represented as a single point. Violations that are more severe just as excessive speeding will count as two points. If a driver receives 4 points in a year or 6 in two years, or 8 in three years they are at risk of losing their license.
- System 2: Less grave violations such as minor speeding, turn signal violations count as two points. Severe violations like excessive speeding and running a stop sign can count up to 3, 4, or 5 points. If a driver receives over 12 points in a 1 year period, their license will be suspended.
- A criminal record or police record is a record of a person’s criminal history, generally used by potential employers, lenders etc. to assess his or her trustworthiness.
- After a receiving a background check, it is very likely that a DUI will show up. Depending on where you live, a criminal violation can remain on your record for tens of years.
- The courts in your state will treat you as a “repeat” and “prior” offender until the charge is no longer on your record.
Insurance Policy Premiums
- A criminal violation such as a DUI can cause extreme hikes in insurance premiums by hundreds of dollars.
- You may be required to obtain certain insurance forms in order to certify insurance coverage based on your state of residence.
- Many criminal moving violations can arise further consequences and even send you to jail. If you are fleeing or eluding police, you could be facing up to 7 years in prison
- The severity of the criminal violation and it’s resulting jail sentence will vary by state.
- A criminal violation will have a serious and lasting impact on your record.
- If your driving record contains a criminal violation, you are highly likely to have a severe increase in insurance premiums.
What should you look for in an attorney?
Hiring the right attorney can be an arduous process, we’ve highlighted below the most important characteristics when researching an attorney.
Renown Educational Background
Practice Law in Good Standing
Positive Client Testimonials
In the United States, each individual states typically count over 50,000 licenses esquires. This means that you will have to carefully examine an attorney’s educational background prior to hire. A very well educated attorney can make the difference in a court environment.
In order for an attorney to be seen as being in good standing, he or she must not be delinquent in annual license fees, suspended for disciplinary reasons, disbarred, or suspended for failure to comply with continuing legal education requirements. In short, it’s very important to determine an attorney’s standing prior to hiring them.
We live in a society that has made it very simple for fellow clients to determine one’s ability to provide a service. By researching an attorney’s client testimonials, you will be able to visualize the ways in which this attorney represents clients and the positive or negative aspects that can result from hiring that attorney.
What can an attorney do for your case?
Non Criminal Offenses
No Increase in Insurance Premiums
No Court Appearance
Criminal Record Prevention
Reduction of Charges
Prevention of Future Consequences
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