Do You Know If Your Driver’s License Is At Risk?
Most people think of traffic tickets as a hassle and a financial inconvenience, but they don’t realize that the consequences could be much more significant. The state of Florida maintains a point system for traffic violations. If you accrue too many points, you will have your license suspended. That could jeopardize your livelihood and your ability to care for your family. Additionally, traffic tickets are often an excuse for insurers to raise your rates.
Thankfully, accruing points requires a conviction, and skilled representation can go a long way toward preserving your license. At Rashad Green Firm, attorney Rashad Green has represented clients from all around Tallahassee and Tampa in various criminal matters, including traffic ticket defense. With his help, fighting your traffic citations could be easier, less expensive and more worthwhile than you assume.
Understanding Florida’s Point System
Paying a traffic citation is pleading guilty, which results in a conviction. With each conviction for a traffic violation, you will receive a certain number of points on your license. Some actions, such as leaving the scene of a crash, are “worth” six points, while others, such as running a red light, are worth three points.
Getting a few points on your license is not necessarily a problem. The trouble begins when you’ve received a significant number of points in a short time frame. Your license may be suspended for:
- 30 days, if you’ve accumulated 12 points in 12 months
- Three months, if you’ve accumulated 18 points in 18 months
- One year, if you’ve accumulated 24 points in 3 years
It is important to remember that you have significant legal rights, including the right to contest a traffic violation. Attorney Rashad Green is an aggressive defender of your rights. He gives each client the full benefit of his legal skills and constant, consistent communication.
What Were You Cited For?
Our firm can help you contest a wide variety of traffic infractions, moving violations and driving crimes. Examples include:
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey a traffic signal
- Careless driving
- Failure to obey a traffic control signal
- Failure to stop at a steady red signal
- Driving too fast for conditions (even if not violating the speed limit)
- Texting while driving
Attorney Green can also help you fight more serious charges, like drunk driving or driving with a suspended license. Throughout the process, you and your case will benefit from personalized attention and Mr. Green’s extensive knowledge and experience.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
Attorney Rashad Green prioritizes communication with his clients throughout their cases. While he defends your license, he takes every opportunity to keep you informed of the process and your progress. Reach out to learn more about Rashad Green Firm, and to schedule a consultation. Simply call 813-640-4000 or submit an online contact form.