Responding to a Traffic Ticket or Citation

Traffic tickets can be a true nuisance and a real burden, raising the possibilities of fines and fees, driver’s license suspensions, dreaded points, increased insurance rates, etc.
And, as our Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense lawyers know, you can be issued a traffic ticket and/or citation for any number of a wide range of driving offenses; tickets are not restricted solely to common offenses such as speeding and running red lights.

The penalties for various traffic offenses range from problematic to outright burdensome, and, as our traffic ticket lawyers know, simply deciding to pay the fine and accept the associated penalties is typically not the most strategic approach.

Palm Beach and Broward County traffic tickets can mean a series of complications for you and your family. In Palm Beach County, for example, as is the case elsewhere in the South Florida region, the traffic ticket fees can far exceed $1,000, meaning less money on hand for you to be able to cover unexpected expenses such as home and auto repairs and other emergencies.

As noted above, it’s often the case that the traffic ticket fees are minimal relative to the bump in insurance rates that you’ll be paying as a result of points being applied to your license. You see, when points are added to your license, your car insurance company may take that as a sign that you are not a responsible driver and, in the anticipation of possible claims due to your unsafe driving habits, the insurance company will increase the rates you pay for coverage; these increases can mean you having to pay thousands of more dollars per year for auto insurance.

In dealing with traffic tickets and citations, time is truly of the essence. According to Palm Beach County regulations, within thirty (30) days of your having received a traffic citation, the County Clerk’s office must receive written notification of how you choose to satisfy the citation. Failure to comply with that time-restrictive rule will result in the suspension of your license and the assessment of additional costs.

So, as soon as you receive a traffic ticket, it’s imperative that you contact an experienced Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense attorney such as one of the lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert. We will handle all aspects of your traffic citation for you, from handling communications with the local court system and Clerk’s office to appearing in court on your behalf. We know how these types of cases work; because we’re all former prosecutors and because we’ve now been defending traffic ticket cases in the South Florida region for decades, we know what strategies work and which don’t.

In most cases, depending on the specifics of each, we can handle your case such that you don’t have your license suspended, you don’t receive any points on your license and, consequently, your insurance rates don’t go up.

So, if you’ve been pulled over and issued a traffic ticket/citation in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade County, please contact our traffic ticket defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert to schedule a free consultation by calling 1-888-5-DEFEND (1-888-533-3363). We look forward to assisting you!

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