Defending Traffic Offense Cases throughout St. Johns County
If you have received a traffic ticket citing you for some kind of violation in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns, or in the surrounding areas, you have the right to defend yourself in court. With the experienced legal assistance of a lawyer at Taylor & Taylor, you may be able to avoid a traffic violation conviction with the points which will accrue to your record and other negative consequences. We advise you to contact our firm to arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys so that we can review your situation and advise you on the best course of action based on your specific circumstances.
Traffic Tickets and the DMV Point System
If you plead guilty and pay the fine on any traffic ticket you receive, points will accrue to your driving record, depending on the type of traffic offense you have committed. Once points are placed on your driving record, they cannot be removed. Tickets for speeding, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in $50 or more in property damage, passing a stopped school bus, and other moving violations will all result in points to your driving record. If you accrue 12 points within a 12 month period, your license may be suspended for 30 days. If you accrue 18 points within an 18-month period, you may lose your license for 3 months. If you accrue 24 points within 36 months, you may lose your license for one year.
Other traffic offenses include hit and run, DUI, driving with a revoked license, or driving with a suspended license. If you have been charged with any of these traffic crimes, you should talk to a lawyer at our firm immediately. You will need a competent legal professional to help build an effective defense and to minimize the adverse consequences such as possible jail time as well as license suspension and heavy fines. Contact an attorney
at our firm if you have been cited for a traffic violation or criminal offense today.