If you are driving on a Florida freeway or highway, such as the Tamiami Trail, and are speeding a few miles per hour above the speed limit, the likelihood is that a police officer will not stop your vehicle if you are not endangering others.
However, if you are traveling 30 mph or more above the speed limit in Clay County, you should expect to be pulled to a stop by a police officer and handed a speeding ticket. The penalties that you can receive for speeding over 30 mph over the speed limit on a Florida road are far greater than speeding offenses where the driver is only a few miles per hour over the limit.
If you or someone you know has been accused of driving over 30 mph over the speed limit in Clay County, it is vital that you seek the help of a skilled attorney. At The Law Place in Florida, we have dealt with hundreds of speeding ticket cases similar to yours, so you can be assured that your ticket will be fought by a team of skilled attorneys. Don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Our contact number is (855)-831-7020.
The Circumstances of Your Traffic Stop
Depending on where you are caught speeding, you may be lucky enough to experience a lenient police officer who hands you a speeding ticket for going 29 mph over the speed limit rather than over 30. However, police officers are much stricter on drivers who are caught speeding in a construction zone, school zone, or residential area.
This is because, in areas such as a construction zone, there is a much greater risk of endangering someone or causing an accident as a result of excessive speeding. The likelihood is that you will also face tougher penalties and higher fines.
We advise that regardless of how you receive your speeding ticket that you contact a lawyer at The Law Place today. They can give you all the legal advice and guidance you may need if you have been given a court date. Our lawyers can fight for your case in court to try and get your ticket dismissed.
What Fines You Can Expect for a Speeding Ticket
The fines for speeding tickets in the state of Florida vary depending on the county. Although, drivers who speed 30 mph above the speed limit can expect to receive a fine between $276 to $500. The fine increases to $1000 in most counties if a driver is caught speeding 50 mph above the limit.
How Speeding Tickets Affect Your Driving Record
We highly recommend that you attend your court date with a skilled defense lawyer from The Law Place fighting your case. This will give you a professional appearance and prove to the court that you are taking your speeding ticket seriously. If the court finds you guilty of speeding at 30 miles per hour or more above the limit, you will receive four points on your driving record. This may not seem like many, but in the State of Florida, if you receive twelve points within twelve months, you will have your driver’s license suspended for a month.
It can get much worse. If you receive twenty-four points on your record within a period of thirty- six months, you will lose your license for a whole year. Points on your record can easily mount up, and that is why it is important to fight any speeding ticket you have been handed in an attempt to maintain your driving license. Your Clay County speeding ticket can be charged under Florida Statutes: 316.187, 316.189, and/or 316.183.
Contact The Law Place Today
Fighting a speeding ticket can seem like a daunting process in the state of Florida. That is why we advise that you seek the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney to help simplify the process for you. Your attorney will fight for the best possible outcome for you. All of our attorneys at The Law Place are thoroughly acquainted with the laws in Florida relating to speeding, and they know exactly what questions to ask the police officers to determine whether they followed the rules correctly.
If you have a case, don’t simply wait and accept your ticket. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to take your call. Call us now at (855)-831-7020.
Clay County Courthouse
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