Traffic Offenses

Traffic crimes can lead to missed work, stiff fines, lost driving privileges, increased insurance rates, and even prison time, especially for repeat offenders. If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation, treat it with the seriousness it deserves, and contact an experienced traffic law attorney at once.

Jacksonville Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Traffic tickets can cause you to lose points on your Florida driver’s license, which may result in paying high-risk auto insurance and even suspension of your driver’s license. Before you pay any traffic ticket, you should contact the traffic ticket attorneys at the Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki in Jacksonville. With the help of a lawyer, it is more likely that you can dispose of ticket without losing points, without having to go to court, and without having to go to driving school.

The following provides general information about traffic violations.

If you have any legal question, contact the Jacksonville, Florida traffic ticket lawyers at the Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki today for a free initial consultation.

Our traffic ticket attorneys counsel clients in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City.

Traffic Violations – An Overview

Although many traffic offenses may not carry the same stigma and penalties as other, more serious crimes, even the lower-level offenses can result in significant fines, loss of driving privileges, and increased insurance rates. And the more serious offenses, or even some less serious violations if they are part of a series of violations by the same offender, can result in imprisonment. Thus, traffic charges should not be taken lightly. An attorney at Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki in Jacksonville, Florida can explain the possible consequences of the various violations and represent those charged with traffic offenses throughout the resolution of the matter, taking some of the mystery out of the process and increasing the chances of the least serious outcome.

Speeding Laws

Ordinarily speeding tickets are offenses or infractions rather than crimes, but it is not uncommon for speeding tickets to be treated as misdemeanors. If you received a speeding ticket, contact our firm to schedule a meeting with an attorney who can explain how the speed laws operate in our state.

Misdemeanor and Felony Traffic Offenses

Some traffic offenses are more serious than others and can result in penalties as serious as imprisonment. While a traffic infraction might be a minor matter if no one is hurt, the same incident can be a misdemeanor or felony if someone is hurt or killed or if there is serious property damage. Some specific traffic offenses, however, are considered serious violations on their own, such as drunk driving or operating a vehicle without a license. A person charged with a traffic-related crime should treat his or her situation seriously and contact an attorney who can help to protect his or her legal rights.

Point System

Many states utilize a point system to monitor the driving records of their citizens. Under a point system, traffic violations are assigned point values and the driving privileges of individuals who accumulate a certain number of points in a specified time period will be suspended or revoked. Points also can lead to increased auto insurance rates. Contact Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki in Jacksonville to speak with an attorney experienced in handling Florida traffic violations. He or she can explain the point values of specific traffic violations and what impact they may have on your driving future.

License Revocation or Suspension

Depending on the state, the particular traffic offense on which the suspension or revocation will be based or both, the decision to suspend or revoke a driver’s license may be required or within the discretion of the person or entity authorized to suspend or revoke the license. In all states, driver’s license revocation or suspension can have a serious impact on one’s life and should not be taken lightly. Contact our firm to schedule an appointment with an attorney who can explain the laws and regulations governing license revocation or suspension in our state.