Minor traffic offenses carry minor penalties, so tickets for speeding a few miles over the speed limit or running a red light without incident do not carry heavy consequences. However, not all traffic offenses are minor and not all have minor penalties. In fact, certain infractions qualify as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances of the incident.
Even if you feel your traffic offense is minor, it could be more serious than you expect, and simply paying the ticket to avoid complications may cause problems in the future. Agreeing to pay the fine means you are admitting that you're guilty of the crime, which could lead to points on your driving record and an increase in your insurance. Furthermore, if you're charged with a second offense later, you could face severe consequences.
If you've been charged with a traffic offense, you need an Orlando attorney to review your file and determine the best strategy for you. The Law Offices of Smith and Kurbatova have the experience to properly represent you against the State of Florida and reduce or eliminate the charges against you. Schedule a consultation to discuss your case by contacting our Casselberry office at (407) 477-4143.