People who drive in must obey the rules of the road. When people disobey the rules of the road while driving, they are committing traffic offenses. While most traffic violations are considered minor, like failure to signal or making an illegal turn, some are considered severe. This is especially true in cases involving the injury of a third party or a motor vehicle accident.
Any person who violates the rules of the road can be charged with a traffic offense. Most traffic offenses are classified as misdemeanors or infractions. However, if the violation led to property damage or bodily harm, the charges can be enhanced. Charges can also be enhanced if a person has prior traffic violations on his/her driving record.
Traffic Violation Consequences
Once a person is convicted of a committing a traffic violation in South Florida, he/she can be punished with:
- jail time
- driver’s license suspension
- community service
- house arrest
Due to the possible severity of the legal consequences involved, it is always to your benefit to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney after you have been charged with a serious traffic related offense.
South Florida Traffic Violation Attorney
The Ansara Law Firm is a South Florida criminal defense firm servicing clients throughout Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. Criminal defense attorney, Richard Ansara, is devoted to helping his clients contest their traffic violations and infractions. As a committed solo practitioner, Mr. Ansara strives to give each of his clients the attention and counsel they need to be successful with their traffic matters. He will always go the extra mile for his clients’ and their criminal cases.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation in South Florida, call The Ansara Law Firm today for your free initial consultation at (954) 761-4011!