There are numerous offenses that may be classified as traffic-related crimes.
Some of these are infractions and are punishable by fine only and/or administrative
action by the
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), but others may be classified as
felony offenses and may therefore result in imprisonment in county jail or state
prison if the driver is convicted. At LeavenLaw, we represent clients
throughout St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas in Florida in the
face of all types of traffic violations, ranging from speeding all the
way to vehicular homicide.
Depending on the nature of the moving violation, even a traffic ticket
may have a broad range of negative consequences for the driver. This may
include mandatory fines, points assessed on his or her driving record,
potential license suspension and increased insurance costs. An attorney
can help in the face of these situations, helping a driver avoid these
negative results. This may apply for speeding tickets or citations for
running a red light, improper lane changes, and more.
Misdemeanor and Felony Traffic Violations
Misdemeanor and felony traffic offenses are a more serious matter. A conviction
may lead to imprisonment, fines, license suspension, community service
and probation. Driving without a license, driving without insurance, racing,
reckless driving, careless driving,
DUI, hit and run (leaving the scene of an accident), DUI causing injury and
manslaughter are all examples of serious traffic offenses.
No matter the particular traffic offense you may have received a ticket
or been arrested for, it is important to act quickly to involve a lawyer
who can defend your legal rights and protect your driving privileges.
With our experience and dedication to client service and aggressive legal
counsel, we are confident that our firm can make a difference in your case.