Traffic Ticket Attorneys for Mandatory Hearings
Most traffic violations can be rectified by paying the fee. However, serious infractions require a mandatory hearing and you will need to appear before a designated official. You should never have to attend a hearing alone. The outcome has serious effects so it is important to bring a traffic lawyer to make sure your voice is heard. If you must make an appearance in court contact the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. and one of our Orlando attorneys can accompany you or even represent you in court.
Types of Traffic Infractions that Require a Hearing
If a driver violates any of the part of Florida Statute Section 318.19, he or she will required to appear in court. These possible infractions include:
- Driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit
- Causing an accident that results in a fatality or serious injury
- Leaving a child unattended in a vehicle
- Unable to provide insurance after accident
- Driving vehicle with uncovered load
- Not stopping for school bus that is loading or unloading children
Potential Penalties for Major Traffic Infractions
Florida Statute 318.19 is divided into a variety of sub sections including 318.19(1) and 318.19(2). If you are found guilty of violating section 318.19(1), you may have your license suspended for six months, a maximum civil penalty of $1,000 and any other penalties assigned by the designated official. For section 318.19(2), the court can fine you a civil penalty of $500 and suspend your license for three months. Without proper representation, you may have no hope of clearing yourself, but one of our traffic defense attorneys can fight for the best outcome and, if possible, look for reasons to have your case dismissed.
What Happens if You Do Not Appear in Court in Florida?
Schedules can be busy and the last thing you want to make time for is court. However, if you do not attend your hearing, you may face severe consequences. Five days following your court date, the judge will contact the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) department and your license will be suspended. The judge also has the ability to fine you, sentence you to time in prison or place a warrant out for your arrest until you appear in court. If you are dreading spending hours in court, let our traffic defense lawyers go before a judge in your place.
How an Orlando Traffic Attorney Can Help You
Serious traffic infractions can result in expensive fines, an increase in insurance rates and can taint your permanent record. A traffic attorney from the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. will do everything possible to minimize your consequences. If necessary, we will take your case to trial in order to prevent any lasting effects. We know you do not take the results lightly, and neither will we. Contact us today for a free consultation and to see how we can help you.