The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that officials issued more than 163,000 traffic violations in Orange County alone in 2020. Not all of these traffic violations are valid, though. Some arose due to misunderstandings, while others lacked evidence.
If you were charged with a moving or non-moving infraction, our traffic violation defense attorneys in Orlando can provide legal aid. We can cross-examine witnesses, gather evidence, and argue that you were not in violation of the law. We aim to have your charges dropped, reduced, or dismissed.
Bogin, Munns & Munns can start working on your case today.
What Can a Traffic Violation Defense Lawyer Help You?
Here are some of the ways in which our firm can serve you:
We Can Investigate Your Situation
If you were charged with a traffic violation, like speeding, we can use the following evidence to argue otherwise:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Traffic camera footage
- Your car’s black box data
- The police report
- Testimony from the arresting officer
If you were involved in a collision, we can consult with accident reconstruction experts to determine whether the accident involved speeding.
We Can Represent You in Court
We can defend your rights in court if your case makes it that far. We can cross-examine witnesses, present evidence of your innocence, and handle all courtroom appearances. Sometimes, the arresting officer fails to come to court. In this instance, we can assert that your citation was not made in good faith.
We Can Aim for a Lower Charge
Some traffic violations are more serious than others. For instance, a drunk driving charge carries more weight than a reckless driving charge. Getting a lower charge rests on your case’s evidence. We will evaluate your situation and determine whether this is a feasible option.
To consult with an experienced traffic violation defense lawyer serving Orlando, call 855-780-9986
What Penalties Could You Face for a Traffic Violation?
Per the FLHSMV, you could face these consequences if convicted of a traffic violation:
You Could Get “Points” on Your License
Depending on the nature of your alleged traffic infraction, you could be assigned “points” to your license. So, for instance, reckless driving could get four points on your license. Once you get a certain amount of points in a certain period, you could face license suspension.
Consider the following:
- If you get 12 points within 12 months, you could lose your license for 30 days.
- If you get 18 points within 18 months, you could lose your license for three months.
- If you get 24 points within 36 months, you could lose your license for a year.
You might think that getting a few points on your license isn’t a big deal. However, these points can add up, and you don’t want to risk losing your driving privileges.
You Could Be Required to Take a Driver Improvement Course
If you committed any one of the following infractions, you are required by law to take a driver’s improvement course:
- You passed a school bus.
- You were drag racing.
- You were engaged in reckless driving.
- You ran a red light.
Your time is precious. You don’t want to spend your free time taking a driver’s education course if you’ve always been a safe driver. Our firm can assert that you don’t need to take this course and should be let off with a warning.
You Could Face Jail Time and Fines
If you’re convicted of a serious traffic violation, like drunk driving, you could spend at least six months in jail––even for the first offense. The FLHSMV notes that you can also face hefty fines.
Our traffic violation defense lawyers in Orlando can work to protect you against these consequences.
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Examples of Traffic Violations and How We Can Disprove Them
We can provide legal aid if you were charged with one or more of the following violations:
Drunk or Impaired Driving
Florida Statutes § 316.193 outlaws drunk driving. We can assert the following information to prove that you were not driving under the influence:
- Your blood or breath test was improperly administered.
- The arresting officer had no reason to pull you over.
- You were racially profiled or otherwise discriminated against.
- There isn’t adequate evidence to support a conviction.
According to Florida law: “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.” This can include speeding, drag racing, weaving in and out of lanes, or engaging in road rage.
After reviewing your case, we can help gather evidence to prove you were not engaging in such behaviors on the road.
Driving Without a License
If you were pulled over and left your driver’s license at home, this violation usually does not warrant serious criminal charges. If you were driving on a suspended license or without a license altogether, things can get complicated.
We will need to assess the previous reason for your license suspension and apply those facts to your present case.
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Reasons to Work with Our Traffic Violation Defense Team
Aside from the criminal penalties that come with traffic violations, here are some other reasons to consider hiring Bogin, Munns & Munns:
Rideshare Services Can Get Expensive
If you’re convicted of a traffic violation in Orange County, you could lose your driving privileges. This means that you would have to rely on rideshare services or public transit to get from point A to point B. As you can imagine, this could strain your financial resources. It could also force you to rely on family and friends for rides.
License “Points” Really Add Up
You might get four points on your license and not think it’s a big deal. Then, by sheer chance, you get another four points added to your license. When that happens, you’re just one infraction away from losing your right to drive.
Don’t let this happen to you. Our team can evaluate how many points your license has and what legal action might merit a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Courtroom Proceedings Can Get Complicated
If your case goes to court, you could be at a significant disadvantage if you go at it alone. The American Bar Association (ABA) reports that most laypeople do not understand courtroom protocol, trial proceedings, and other legal-related matters. Not only could this be stressful, but you could also find yourself getting a “guilty” sentence or violation.
Let our lawyers manage your case. We can start building your defense today.
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Connect with Bogin, Munns & Munns to Explore Your Options
Important forms of evidence could fade over time. Don’t worry about learning the law right now; instead, allow us to address your traffic-related charges. Connect with our firm in Orlando by dialing 407-578-1334.