Of the 411,016 citations made for non-criminal moving violations that occurred in 2019, 202,893 of them were for speeding above the posted limit, according to the 2019 annual uniform traffic citation report prepared by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). This implies that many officers are waiting to stop drivers for this offense.
If you received a ticket for speeding, the Jacksonville speeding lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are ready to help. We can review your situation and explain which legal strategies may be preferable for your case. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more.
There Are Three Options for Handling Speeding Tickets
According to the FLHSMV, you have three options after you receive a ticket to avoid the imposition of additional fines and the suspension of your license:
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Pay the Fine
The easiest option is to pay the fine listed on the front of the ticket to the Clerk of Court in the county where you received the citation. You can pay online or in person.
Paying the fine is considered a conviction. If you select this option, points will be added to your driving record. Whether the ticket was for speeding above the posted limit or driving too fast for conditions, three points will be assessed, as explained by the FLHSMV.
If you are cited for driving above the posted limit, you will receive four points. If you accumulate 12 points within one year, your license may be suspended for one year. Additionally, you may be required to take a driver education course for certain types of offenses.
You may also face higher insurance rates with a speeding ticket on your record, so it may be worth considering other options. You can discuss other legal options with one of our Jacksonville speeding lawyers at the Law Offices o Anidjar & Levine to learn if another strategy is advised. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to set up a consultation.
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Sign Up for a Driver Improvement Course
Alternatively, you may request to take a driver improvement course. This course lasts four hours, and you are limited to how many times you can take it during your lifetime. You will still have to pay the fine if you take the course, but the fine will be reduced by 18 percent. You will have to contact the Clerk of Court to request the course and then provide proof you completed the course by submitting your certificate of completion.
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Contest the Ticket
If you would like to request a hearing to contest a speeding offense and are able to win your case, this option may help you avoid the expense of a ticket, higher insurance premiums, and having to take a driver improvement course. The law enforcement agency that cited you may not have sufficient evidence to prove the case. Our lawyers will work diligently to mount a legal defense targeted at getting the citation dismissed against you.
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Contact Our Law Firm Today About Your Speeding Ticket
If you recently received a citation for speeding and would like to explore your options about how to handle it, our Jacksonville speeding lawyers may work on your case. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is committed to minimizing or eliminating the impact of a citation on your life. Contact a member of our team by calling 1-800-747-3733.
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