If you were stopped by a police officer in West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County or in Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, FL, don't just pay that citation until you speak with an experienced attorney. Our lawyers fight traffic tickets in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. If the police officer that wrote the ticket fails to appear in court for the trial then the case might be dismissed.
Even if the officer does appear in court for the trial, the judge must decide the case under the "beyond all reasonable doubt" standard. The court will often agree to avoid a trial by offering the traffic ticket attorney a "withhold adjudication" so that you are not convicted of the offense and you do not given any points on your driving record.
Paying the ticket is the same as entering a guilty plea. For moving violations, this means points will be accessed on your driving record and your car insurance can be increased for years. If you have an expensive number of points, you could face a possible suspension or revocation of your driver's license.
For drivers of commercial motor vehicles and holders of a commercial driver's license (CDL), successfully fighting the ticket in Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach, FL, may be the only way to maintain the commercial driver's license (CDL).
Even if it is your first traffic ticket in years, call us to find out why you might be better off hiring an experienced traffic ticket attorney to fight that citation. Call Meltzer & Bell, P.A. to speak with an attorney today.
We represent men, women and juveniles with traffic tickets in Palm Beach and Broward County, FL, including the following charges or infractions:
Did you know that Florida Statute Section 316.640(8)(b) provides that a "traffic enforcement agency may not establish a traffic citation quota." Chapter 316 does NOT, however, impose a penalty if a law enforcement agency does create a quote. But a violation of this rule, when you can catch them doing it, might still lead to the dismissal of your traffic ticket.
Frequently Asked Questions for Traffic Citations - The website for the Clerk of Circuit Court in Palm Beach County, FL, contains information about traffic tickets and other types of civil violations and infractions. Visit the website to find answers to frequently asked questions about the traffic department including: "Can I pay my traffic fine online?" and "How much will my traffic citation cost?"
Call us to fight your traffic ticket in West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County and Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, FL. Call to learn why hiring a traffic ticket defense attorney in South Florida can save you hundreds of dollars in increased insurance premiums over the next three years. Call (561) 557-8686 to discuss your case today.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 5, 2017.
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