To start with, speeding tickets are the most common traffic tickets. As a matter of fact, this is true for tickets issued in and around Tampa and Hillsborough County. Notably, they issued close to three million traffic tickets in Florida in 2017. And more than 651,000 of those tickets were for speeding. Punishment includes a large fine and three or more points against your driver’s license.
Yet, they issue these tickets under a wide range of circumstances. For instance, driving over the posted limit, driving over the limit in a school or senior zone or a construction zone. So, like everybody else, you don’t want to have to go to court, pay a fine and a surcharge or attend traffic school. Hence, that’s why you’ll want to speak with a Tampa speeding ticket lawyer. Especially, from our traffic ticket attorneys about your Tampa area speeding ticket. Because, the last thing that we want to see you do is waste your time and money.
So, take charge of your driving record and lawyer up with RHINO Lawyers today.
First, speed limits are in place for the safety of people who are on or about our roadways. Thus, the faster you go, the higher the chances you’ll get into a serious accident. Not to mention, the state, counties and various municipalities use speeding tickets as a source of income. So, these fines, surcharges and higher insurance premiums translate into money out of your pocket. Therefore, here’s how we approach speeding tickets on behalf of our clients.
No Points and No Premium Increases
Initially, when you contact us, we will confirm that you want our help. Then, we will request a copy of your speeding ticket. Furthermore, we will scrutinize your ticket for any possible errors that might result in a dismissal. After that, we are going to speak with you and advise you on how to proceed. So, assuming that we don’t errors or omissions on your ticket. Next, we will look at some other factors like the type of system used to clock your speed.
Types of Speed Measurement Devices in Florida
Admittedly, Florida uses five different ways of measuring a motorist’s speed. Though, some are more accurate than others, but all have their own shortcomings. Thus, our Tampa speeding ticket defense attorneys are well aware of those shortcomings. In fact, all traffic patrol officers need specific training in the ways they will rely on to write a speeding ticket. So, there is a variety of challenges to any method used to ticket you. Still, these might result in either a dismissal of the speeding ticket. Or, a not guilty in a trial for the driver. Actually, Florida uses these devices to determine a motorist’s speed:
- Laser Speed Detectors
- Pacing a vehicle from behind
- By using an airplane and stopwatch
As a result, any trial comes risk. First, a judge can find you guilty. Then, there go those points along with your insurance rate. So, we want to eliminate risk. Here’s how we are often able to do that.
When the Prosecution has a Solid Case Against You
When there’s a high likelihood that the case against you can’t get dismissed and a low likelihood of prevailing in a trial, we’ll probably recommend that a plea of no contest gets entered in return for withholding of an adjudication of guilt. That translates into no points on your driver’s license and no adverse insurance rate consequences. You won’t even need to waste a half a day going to court. We’ll notify you of the outcome. Then, we’ll give you instructions on how to pay your fine. We do that for the majority of our speeding ticket clients. They don’t have to be in court. We attend court on their behalf.