If you have been cited for speeding, it is important to do everything you can to fight the ticket and avoid the serious consequences you face. You are not only facing a steep fine, but also an assessment of points which could lead to an eventual revocation of your driver's license. The penalty associated with a speeding violation is determined according to the severity of the offense. For example, the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller states that the fines for a speeding ticket are as follows:
By paying the fine, you are entering a guilty plea in the case against you. The Florida Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will then assess points to your driving record, with three points for a violation not in excess of 15 MPH or four points for a violation in excess of 15 MPH. Under the driver's license point system in our state, you can only accumulate 12 points within 12 months before you lose your license to a 30-day suspension. In addition to possibly losing your license, you can also expect to see your insurance rates go up, as the insurance company will see you as being more likely to cause a car accident.
Call us at the Law Offices of Richard Tendler as early as possible after receiving your ticket. You have only a limited time period in which to contest the citation, and the sooner you take action the better will be your chances of success in the case. A large percentage of drivers who receive speeding tickets simply pay the fine, but those who choose to fight the case are often successful in beating the charge and defending their driving record.
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