All drivers in Florida have a presumed duty of care to all those around them when they drive as outlined in Florida Statute 768.81. It is expected that all drivers behave reasonably and follow all of the rules of the road to ensure the safety of others. It is unlikely for a driver who is speeding a few mph over the speed limit to be pulled to a stop by police if they are not endangering anyone. However, a driver who is caught excessively speeding, for example speeding at 30 mph or more above the legal limit, will undoubtedly be pulled to a stop and handed a speeding ticket with serious consequences in Jefferson County.
The consequences of driving at such an excessive speed are much more severe than general speeding tickets, as that kind of speed is considered incredibly dangerous. A driver caught driving at such an excessive speed can expect to face a fine, points on their license, and a mandatory court appearance.
If you have received a traffic infraction in Jefferson County, you should seek the legal guidance of a skilled traffic infractions attorney. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our traffic infraction defense lawyers. Call us at (855)-831-7020.
The Circumstances of Your Jefferson County Traffic Stop
The circumstances of where and when a police officer pulls your vehicle to a stop for a traffic infraction will factor into whether the officer is willing to show you any leniency. In some cases, police officers may write a driver a speeding ticket for driving at 29 mph beyond the limit rather than 30 mph or above to save them from harsher penalties.
There are some areas of Florida where the excessive speed of a vehicle is more dangerous than others. For example, if you are caught speeding excessively in a construction zone, school zone, or residential zone in Jefferson County, the fines that you could face would be double those of a general traffic infraction. If you are found guilty of speeding 30 mph or more above the legal limit in a construction zone or anywhere else in Jefferson County, you could be charged under Florida Statutes: 316.187, 316.189, and/or 316.183.
Fines You Can Expect Following a Speeding Ticket
The fines that drivers can be handed in Florida after receiving a speeding ticket will vary from county to county. However, typically, drivers who commit traffic infractions in Florida can expect to face a fine from anywhere between $276 t0 $500. Drivers who are caught speeding over 50 mph over the legal limit could face a fine that exceeds $1000.
The fine that a driver will receive following their traffic violations will also depend on their driving record, the testimonial of the officer, and the particular circumstances of their case.
Receiving a fine can be daunting and seem scary to many people, although it is often the points that are placed on an offender’s driver’s license that people are most concerned with. If you have been caught traveling at an excessive speed and have been handed a fine, contact The Law Place today. One of our lawyers will examine your case to evaluate what your best legal options are.
Further Issues Associated With Your Jefferson County Speeding Ticket
If you have received a speeding ticket in Jefferson County for traveling thirty mph or more beyond the legal speed limit, you should expect to face severe penalties. You won’t be able to get away with simply paying a fine. The chances are that you will have to attend a mandatory court appearance and will have points placed on your driver’s license.
Mandatory Court Appearance
Attending court is a frightening prospect for most people, and this is why we strongly recommend that you seek the guidance of a reputable lawyer if you are expected in court for your speeding ticket. They will be able to guide you through the whole process and give you all the legal advice you need to give you the best chance of having your penalties lessened. A lawyer may even be able to attend court on your behalf, which could save you a lot of time and hassle, particularly if you live out of state.
Points on Your Driving Record
A lot of people fear the points that they can receive on their driver’s license for speeding. For traveling beyond thirty mph in Jefferson County, you can expect to receive four points on your license. If your speeding resulted in an accident, this will increase, and you will receive six points on your license in the State of Florida.
While this may not seem like very much, points can quickly add up. Accumulating a certain amount of points within a short period can result in a driver having their license suspended. For example, if you receive twelve points within twelve months, you will have your license suspended for a month. Losing your license can majorly disrupt your day-to-day life, and that is why it is crucial to try and challenge your speeding ticket with a reputable lawyer on your side.
Contact The Law Place Today
If you have received a speeding ticket, The Law Place can help you. Our lawyers will work as hard as they can to try and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Don’t risk having your driver’s license suspended. Contact us today.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call The Law Place now to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers at (855)-831-7020.
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