An Overview of Driving Offenses
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Most people who drive will receive at least one driving-related violation in their lives. While many people consider driving offenses to be minor, these charges can have serious consequences under certain circumstances. If you are facing any type of driving-related criminal offense, call the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm today to discuss your case.
Handling A Wide Range Of Traffic-Related Violations
Traffic-related violations can range from relatively minor non-moving infractions, such as illegal parking, to serious criminal offenses such as driving while your license is suspended or revoked. You never want to simply pay a ticket for a serious offense, as paying the ticket means that you are pleading guilty to the criminal offense. In such cases, a conviction will go on your criminal record and may affect your professional and personal life in the future. Furthermore, while violations such as speeding seem less serious, paying and pleading guilty to moving violations means that points will go on your Florida driving record. If you accumulate a certain number of points in a certain period of time, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can suspend or revoke your driver’s license for up to one year. Finally, even minor infractions without any point values can escalate to serious cases. This is because many people who receive a ticket or summons in the mail forget about it or simply put off handling it. Unfortunately, this often results in missing a court date, which in turn can result in a judge issuing a warrant for your arrest as well as the suspension of your driver’s license. In addition to facing arrest, you also may face additional charges of failure to appear and driving while suspended. In such cases, a minor ticket may turn into a costly case with severe consequences.
Contact An Experienced Florida Traffic Defense Attorney For Help
If you have received a traffic ticket or summons for any driving-related criminal offense, you should not risk facing more serious penalties than necessary, such as costly fines or losing your license. Instead, you should always call Stephen G. Cobb at the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm for help. We understand Florida traffic laws and will always work for the best possible result in your case, so call (850) 423-0035 to speak to a defense attorney today.
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