Miami Traffic Ticket Attorney
You’re going to need an experienced Miami traffic ticket attorney if you’re been issued a Miami-Dade traffic citation for speeding, running a red light, or some other non-criminal moving violation. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Annual Uniform Traffic Citation Report, 736,610 traffic citations were issued for non-criminal moving violations in Miami-Dade County in 2012.  Most of these ticketed drivers were probably under the (mistaken) impression that getting a traffic citation is no big deal; as such, after receiving their citation and just wanting to “be done with it”, they sent a check for the full amount of the fine to the clerk’s office. However, as discussed in the video above, this is a mistake. When you pay a traffic ticket outright, you are admitting that you are guilty of the violation—not only will you have to pay the full amount of the fine but also points will be automatically assessed on your driver’s license. These points on your license will likely cause your car insurance premiums to increase. And if you accumulate enough points on your license within a designated period of time, your license can be suspended or revoked.
If you’ve received a traffic citation in Miami and want to avoid points on your license, the best thing to do is hire a Miami ticket defense attorney to represent you in traffic court. Here at the South Florida law firm of Galanter Law, our experienced Miami ticket attorneys are well versed in Florida traffic law and local traffic court procedures and have working relationships with local traffic court judges, prosecutors, and court personnel that they can use to your advantage. We will help you defend your case and will negotiate on your behalf to provide you the best option for a successful outcome. If we can’t get the traffic court judge to dismiss your ticket, we will do our best to help you avoid getting points on your license and a mark on your driving record by trying to make a deal for a withhold of adjudication.
The advantages of hiring a Miami traffic lawyer include: reduction in your stress and anxiety about your ticket and the legal process, not having to appear in court as your attorney will typically be able to appear on your behalf, and a high success rate for helping you avoid points on your license or getting your ticket dismissed altogether. In addition, hiring a Miami ticket defense attorney is surprisingly affordable; in fact, your attorney’s fees will typically cost you less than it would to pay the full amount of the fine for your ticket plus any increase in your insurance premiums that came about due to the assessment of points on your license.
So remember, if you receive a traffic citation, do not pay the ticket outright. For your best chance at ensuring that your driving record stays clean and that no points are assessed on your license, contact a Miami ticket defense lawyer to represent you.
– Commentary by Miami Traffic Ticket Attorney Yale Galanter:
Yale Galanter, a Miami criminal defense lawyer, has over 30 years of experience providing discreet and aggressive legal counseling to both public figures and clients looking for precise and excellent legal defense. Yale Galanter is known for his personal representation and attention to your criminal matter.
For more information on traffic violations or other traffic crime offenses such as:
- DUI Manslaughter
- Culpable Negligence
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury and/or Property Damage
- Reckless Driving
- Careless Driving
- Unlawful Turn
- Disobey Traffic Control Device
- Driving While License Suspended
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 Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Annual Uniform Traffic Citation Report. “Florida Uniform Traffic Citation Statistics Violations and Dispositions Made During the Period 1/2012 – 12/2012.” 2012. PDF file.
Retrieved from: https://services.flhsmv.gov/SpecialtyPlates/UniformTrafficCitationReport.