Tavares, FL Traffic Offense Attorneys
While you may think of a traffic offense as speeding or failing to stop at a red light, there are many other violations that can leave you facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Whether you have been issued a citation for speeding or charged with a criminal traffic offense, it is important to consult with an experienced Tavares traffic offense lawyer as soon as possible. At Adams & Luka, our defense attorneys work diligently to protect your driving privileges and future, providing you with the guidance necessary to resolve your case in the most effective way possible.Common Traffic Offenses in Tavares & Throughout Lake County, FL
Depending on the offense and other factors, a motorist may be issued a traffic citation upon being pulled over by police, or charged with a criminal offense. The most common include:
- Driving over posted speed limit (speeding)
- Reckless or careless driving
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Failing to yield right-of-way
- Passing a school bus that is stopped
- Driving with an expired vehicle registration
- Driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license
- Failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, or failing to stop for a siren
- Hit and run
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Racing on the highway
- Not having liability insurance
- Negligent homicide or manslaughter involving a motor vehicle
Many Florida residents are not aware that some violations are those that will result in a ticket or points on their licenses, while others are actually criminal offenses that could result in jail time and a criminal record. For instance, a speeding ticket usually leaves you facing a fine, increases in insurance rates, and points on your license. However, a criminal offense such as DUI or hit and run can leave you facing criminal penalties which may include jail time, fines, a criminal record, and more.
Regardless of whether you have been issued a traffic ticket or charged with a criminal offense, an experienced Tavares traffic offense lawyer can provide the legal guidance you need to ensure the outcome is the very best possible in your situation.
While speeding typically results in a ticket, if driving at excessive speed leads to an accident with damage of more than $50 and you leave the scene, you may be charged with hit and run. Many motorists are not aware that when a specific number of points are accumulated on their driving records within a certain period of time it may result in driver's license suspension. For example, 12 points accumulated within a one-year period may leave you facing a 30-day license suspension. Twice that many points within 18 months, and you will lose your privilege to drive for one year.Contact Adams & Luka Now
No one want to lose his or her driving privilege; at the same time, no one wants to face criminal penalties for DUI or negligent manslaughter or homicide. At Adams & Luka, we work aggressively to obtain the best possible result for every client we represent, regardless of how serious your situation may be. Contact our Tavares traffic offense attorneys now for a free consultation at 407-872-0307.