Driver’s License Points: How to Avoid Them!
If you have gotten a traffic ticket in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, you need to contact a Miami traffic ticket attorney or Fort Lauderdale traffic ticket attorney as soon as you can after receiving the ticket. The key to defending the ticket is to avoid getting points on your driving record. If you get too many points on your license within a certain period of time, your license will be suspended.
In Florida, if you get 12 points on your license within 12 months, your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days. If you get 18 points in 18 months, your license will be suspended for 90 days. And if you get 24 points within 36 months, your license will be suspended for a year. In addition, your automobile insurance rates will increase if you get points on your license. Accordingly, if you don’t want to put your driving privilege in jeopardy and pay increased insurance rates, you should avoid getting points on your license at all costs. If you don’t want points on your license, don’t pay your ticket. If you pay the ticket, you’re admitting that you are guilty of the violation and will have to pay the full amount of the fine; further, if the ticket was for a moving violation, points will be assessed on your license. Once these points are assessed on your license they are essentially permanent as they are extremely difficult to get removed.
By hiring a Miami ticket attorney or a Fort Lauderdale ticket attorney, you will most likely be able to avoid the assessment of points on your license. A Miami or Fort Lauderdale ticket lawyer will go to court for you and either get your ticket dismissed or get you a withhold of adjudication, which will keep your driving record free of points, allowing you to avoid the negative consequences associated with receiving points.
Obviously, the best way to not obtain points is to not get a traffic ticket. However, if you do get a traffic ticket, don’t pay it since doing so will get you points on your record. The best way to get the ticket either dismissed or not a permanent part of your driving record is to hire a traffic ticket defense lawyer in Miami or Fort Lauderdale immediately after receiving the ticket. The cost of hiring a South Florida ticket lawyer is relatively small and by hiring a lawyer to defend your ticket, you will ultimately save time and money in the long run. Firms such as the South Florida law firm of Galanter Law make it very easy for you to get representation for your traffic offense. You can hire us over the phone or by mail. Contact our firm today to avoid points on your driving record.
– Commentary by Fort Lauderdale Traffic Ticket Attorney Yale Galanter:
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