Miami Traffic Offense Lawyer
If you have a driver’s license, you should know that you are expected to obey the numerous traffic laws set out in Florida. However, getting stopped by police and issued a traffic ticket is a very common experience among Florida drivers. While a traffic offense may seem like no big deal, many people may not realize that even relatively minor traffic convictions can actually have a significant effect on their lives.
If you have received a traffic ticket, you may be wondering whether or not to contact a defense lawyer to handle your case. At the Baez Law Firm in Miami, our Miami traffic offense lawyers offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by calling to learn more about the many ways we can help you in your traffic case.
Common Traffic Violations in Miami
There are many types of traffic offenses that are cited everyday on the roads of Miami. Some of the traffic cases we commonly handle involve the following tickets:
- Failure to obey a traffic signal;
- Failure to yield;
- Not having insurance;
- Failure to signal;
- Following too closely;
- Commercial driving violations.
In addition to the above violations, there are also significantly more serious traffic offenses that you may face, including:
- Reckless driving;
- Leaving the scene of an accident;
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs;
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Traffic Offenses can Have Serious Consequences
The more serious traffic offenses mentioned above can result in an arrest, extensive fines, suspension of your driver’s license, and even additional time in jail. You should never hesitate to call an experienced traffic lawyer if you are facing any of these serious allegations. However, even traffic tickets that seem minor can have unexpected effects on your life.
For example, a conviction for a moving violation–such as a speeding ticket–will result in points being added to your driving record by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Points on your license can result in higher auto insurance rates and even disqualification from jobs that require a completely clean driving record. Furthermore, if you accumulate a specified amount of points in a certain period of time, the FLHSMV can suspend your driver’s license. A license suspension can affect your job and your family and it can be costly to reinstate your license. For these reasons, you should have qualified representation for even the seemingly simple traffic cases.
Helping with Your Traffic Case
There are many ways our traffic defense lawyers can help in your case, including:
- Negotiating with traffic prosecutors to have your charge reduced to a non-moving violation that carries no points;
- Working to get your license reinstated or to avoid a license suspension;
- Challenging the evidence against regarding your ticket;
- Representing you in traffic court.
Call a Miami Traffic Offense Lawyer for a Free Consultation Today
Even a traffic ticket can complicate your life if you are convicted. Instead of paying a ticket and pleading guilty, you should first discuss how the experienced Miami traffic defense lawyers at the Baez Law Firm can help you. We speak both English and Spanish, so please call our office at 800-588-BAEZ for help.