Citations for speeding and other traffic offenses are common in Melbourne, Florida. Speeding tickets and other infractions are typically misdemeanor civil offenses. However, if a person does not get the citations adjudicated it is possible for serious penalties to result. Failure to adjudicate traffic citations can lead to arrest warrants, car impounding, huge fines and driver’s license suspension.
You need to contact a Melbourne traffic attorney right away if you have traffic citations. Most people incorrectly decide to plead no contest to the traffic citation instead of fighting the ticket. Speeding tickets stay on your driving record even after you pay them and can negatively affect your insurance rates. It is much better to have the ticket dismissed rather than have the tickets on your record.
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC handles a wide range of traffic violations including speeding tickets. Contact our office at if you have received a speeding ticket in Brevard County, Volusia, Osceola, Orange, Indian River, and Seminole counties for a free consultation.
Under Section 316.187 of the Florida statutes, the Department of Transportation can set the speed zones of any highway or road connecting municipalities. The statute empowers the Department of Transportation to set reasonable and safe speed limits that will be effective when appropriate signs are erected at intersections and other parts of the highway. Here are the general guidelines that the Department of Transportation must follow when setting speed limits:
Violation of the speed limit is a moving violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.
Traffic violations create violation points that are added to your driving record. If you collect enough points, you might earn a habitual traffic offender classification which will severely reduce your driving privileges. Below are some common traffic violations along with the corresponding points:
3 Point Violations
4 Point Violations
6 Point Violations
There are many other violations that will add points to your driving record. It is best to contact an experienced Melbourne traffic attorney about your driving record. Everyone’s situation is different so you need to consult an attorney in order to get the best legal advice for your situation.
If you have speeding tickets in Melbourne and the surrounding areas, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC at (321) 253-3447 to receive a consultation about your case. Failure to take care of speeding tickets can result in license suspension and fines. Make sure you hire Melbourne traffic lawyer to quickly take care of your speeding ticket before it is too late.