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Traffic Offenses Lawyers

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Traffic offenses come with serious consequences.
If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation in St. Petersburg, Florida, you could face steep fines, pay higher insurance fees, and even lose your license.

Many people give up as soon as a police officer has pulled them over. They assume they’ll have to face their full charges in traffic court. However, with qualified lawyers on your side, you can reduce your charges, or even have them dropped.

At Fletcher & Fletcher, we are dedicated to supporting you. We fight for our clients’ rights and guide them through unfamiliar legal territory.

“Mr Fletcher was very helpful, took the time to answer all my questions and explained the process. He went out of his way to get information pertaining to the case, was always available and ready to assist making sure everything was completed in the fastest way.”

~ Aura S.

Traffic Offenses in Florida

Traffic offenses fall into three categories in Florida: non-moving violations, moving violations, and criminal violations.

Non-moving and moving violations are typically civil offenses, meaning an individual is unlikely to face jail time for one of these infractions.

Here are some examples of non-moving and moving traffic infractions in Florida, which Fletcher & Fletcher can help with:

  • Running red lights
  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices
  • Tailgating
  • Improper parking, passing, turning, backing, and lane changes
  • Texting and driving
  • Seat belt and child restraint violations
  • Unsafe vehicle equipment
  • Careless driving

Criminal traffic offenses are either classified as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances of the violation.

Here are some examples of criminal traffic offenses in Florida, which Fletcher & Fletcher can help with:

  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Hit and run
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Leaving the scene of a crash
  • Reckless driving
  • Fleeing from a law enforcement officer
  • Speeding 30-50 mph or more over the posted limit
  • Multiple traffic violations
  • Drag racing
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked

The lines between these types of violations are unclear to the average driver — but the more you know about your traffic offense, the stronger you can feel about your defense.

We’re here to help. At Fletcher & Fletcher, we work with clients in St. Petersburg and throughout Florida who have been arrested for all types of traffic offenses.

The Consequences of Traffic Offenses in Florida

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Traffic infractions won’t result in jail time. However, they can still come with other heavy penalties, such as community service, fines, driving record points, mandatory driving courses, and license restrictions.

The fines for civil traffic offenses can go as high as $1,000.

The penalties for criminal traffic offenses include incarceration, high fines, and license suspensions. Misdemeanor traffic offenses come with either a $500 or a $1,000 fine, and felony traffic offenses can add up to $5,000 in fines, as well as jail time. Some serious felony traffic offenses, such as dui manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash involving death, have minimum mandatory sentences if convicted.

How Fletcher & Fletcher Can Help With Your Traffic Offense Case

With the help of qualified lawyers, you may be able to resolve the violation, negotiate for a lesser charge, or even get the case dropped — depending on your circumstances.

At Fletcher & Fletcher, we look past law enforcement’s narrative and understand your story. It’s our job to defend your rights.

We will be with you every step of the way, from understanding your charges to fighting for you in the courtroom. If you believe law enforcement violated your rights, we can discuss this during your free consultation.

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We have dedicated our careers to defending those accused of crimes in St. Petersburg and throughout Florida. We’ve successfully defended and tried cases of all kinds, including traffic offenses. Contact our firm today to get started working with us on your case.

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