Why Fight Traffic Tickets in Florida?

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Everyone who lives and drives in Florida is bound to receive a Florida traffic ticket at some point in their lives. Because traffic violations happen so frequently and most don’t result in a criminal record, people sometimes forget that paying the ticket isn’t necessarily the best option. A traffic violation can end up costing individuals who pay it a lot more money in the long run than if they had contested it. Here are two reasons why you should consider fighting your next traffic ticket.

Insurance Premium Increase

People tend to forget that each ticket has an associated point value. The more points you receive for a traffic violation on your driving record, the higher your insurance premiums will be. Each ticket will result in 3-6 points being added to your driving record. That implies a single ticket can add up to $300 to your annual premium or 20 percent to your insurance costs. Many individuals ignore that type of money because it is distributed over the course of a year, but it adds up to nearly $1000 over three years and $1,500 over five years.

License Revoked

With enough points, the state of Florida will eventually confiscate your license. 12 points is all it takes to lose your driver’s license. Many individuals have the misconception that getting 12 points on your driver’s license record is difficult. When you consider that numerous tickets can be written in a single stop, it isn’t. Speeding is punishable by four points. Driving over the speed limit while making quick or inappropriate lane changes because you’re late for work might result in an additional 3 points, 4 points for reckless driving. You can easily rack up 11 points in a single stop, and all it takes is a single failure to stop completely at a stop sign within a year to lose your license.

If you have a traffic ticket you would like to fight, such as a speeding ticket, contact a Miami traffic attorney. If you have reason to believe you unfairly received a red light ticket, contact a red light camera violation attorney.