Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Jacksonville, FL
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Nassau Counties
If you are issued a traffic ticket in any Florida county, you may receive points on your license if you simply pay the ticket. Our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Kate Mesic handle all civil traffic infractions and can help you avoid points that raise insurance rates or lead to driver license suspension. We proudly serve individuals in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Nassau Counties.
Remember every time you receive a civil traffic ticket (there is a difference between civil and criminal tickets), you have three options:
- Pay your ticket and automatically receive points.
- Fight your ticket: either to withhold points or to dismissal, by taking it to trial.
- Go to traffic school, if you are eligible. Florida drivers can elect traffic school 5 times in their lifetime and 1 time per year.
We will walk you through the process and minimize your stress. We will help you get your driver license back.
Will My Traffic Ticket Suspend My License in Florida?
In the state of Florida, certain violations could result in your driver's license being suspended. Some common offenses that could provoke a suspension are driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failing to pay fees or fines that are related to the traffic violation, accumulating too many points on a driving record, and more. It's important to understand the consequences connected with being issued a traffic ticket in Florida, as not fully comprehending the laws could lead to additional complications down the road.
We Fight to Avoid Points.
Examples of civil traffic tickets include:
- Careless driving
- Improper passing
- Running a stop sign
- Wrong way on a one-way street
- Failure to yield
- Railroad crossing violations
- Unknowingly driving with license suspended or revoked
- Failure to maintain a single lane
- Improper passing
- Improper u-turn
- Expired registration
Example of criminal traffic tickets include:
- Knowingly driving on a licenses suspended or revoked (DWLS/DWLSR)
- No valid driver license
- Reckless driving
- Racing on the highway
- Attaching tag not assigned
- Expired drivers license for more than 6 months
- Leaving the scene of an accident
“I found Kate through a friend who had used her in the past. As the alleged "victim" of a criminal case, she took my requests very seriously and helped ensure I got the outcome I wanted vs. what the state wanted to happen. She understood my concerns and protected me in the court from being asked any questions. She had everything dismissed and resolved in less than a week. I am extremely happy with the outcome and will always recommend her to people.”