Orlando Traffic Ticket Lawyers For Speeding
Given how easy it is to get one when cruising around the Orlando metro area, most bikers decide to give in and pay speeding tickets without much question. However, many do not realize that fighting these tickets can save them a considerable sum and more than a few headaches. Even if you’ve already paid for the ticket, there may still be a way to reverse the situation and clean up your record. For the best chance at keeping your license and saving money in the long run, consider seeking professional legal advice.
If you’ve been issued a moving violation for speeding, contact a traffic ticket lawyer with 911 Biker Law right away. We’ll examine your case and, if possible, help you fight the ticket in court. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Florida Speeding Law
Florida Statues §316.183 defines the rules regarding speeding. When you are issued a speeding ticket, you generally have three options.
- Pay a set fine;
- Attend traffic school; or
- Dispute the ticket in court.
Keep in mind that if you decide to attend traffic school, you will still have to pay a fine, although, in that case, the fines will be somewhat lower. If you decide to fight your ticket in traffic court, make sure that you speak to an experienced speeding ticket lawyer first for the best chance at winning.
Fines & License Points
Fines vary by location. In Orange County, the amount depends on how much above the speed limit you were allegedly driving. The following includes a general breakdown of speeding fines.
- 6–9 MPH over the speed limit — $129, 3 points off license
- 10–14 MPH over the speed limit — $204, 3 points off license
- 15–19 MPH over the speed limit — $254, 4 points off license
- 20–29 MPH over the speed limit — $279, 4 points off license
- 30+ MPH over the speed limit — $300+, a court hearing, and 4 points off license
Bear in mind that these are general estimates and may not accurately reflect the exact amount owed. For instance, fines may be doubled in school zones or near construction sites.
Most insurance companies may also use a speeding violation against you, labeling you a “reckless driver,” which causes your insurance premium rates to skyrocket.
If you receive 12 points off your license in one year, your license will be suspended for 30 days. If you receive 24 points in three years, your license will be suspended for one year.
For those holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL), penalties will be higher. You may receive a 60 or 120–day disqualification for speeding tickets depending on the severity of the infraction. If you are towing a trailer, your license may also be indefinitely suspended. Also, keep in mind that speeding tickets issued on your license may also lead to CDL disqualifications and suspensions. A CDL disqualification or suspension will most likely cause you to lose your job if your employer requires you to have a CDL license.
How A Speeding Ticket Attorney Can Help
Instead of taking time out of your busy schedule to fight the ticket in court, let us represent you. Our experienced traffic ticket attorneys handle all kinds of traffic violations in Florida and can negotiate to lower your ticket or have the court dismiss it entirely. We are well versed in all the tried-and-tested defenses. Fighting a ticket in Orange County usually requires a plea of not guilty and that you request it within 30 days of your violation, so act fast! Contact us right away.