Traffic Violations

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 misdemeanor or 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 vehicular 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.