Tampa Traffic Offense Attorney
The occasional speeding or parking ticket every odd decade will not have a huge affect on your daily life. However, if you accumulate enough points due to speeding tickets or other, more serious violations, you may be at risk of having your driver’s license revoked. Or, you may even have to come face to face with the full wrath of the justice system. Causing serious bodily harm while driving under the influence is a class three felony in Florida and punishable by up to five years in prison, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. If you are at risk of having your license revoked, or you have been charged with manslaughter, a DUI, or other serious traffic offenses, you need to consult with an experienced Tampa defense attorney at once. Your future may be at stake, and a misdemeanor or felony charge could greatly alter your life’s plan if you are convicted. Contact the law offices of Roman & Roman today at 877-767-1032 to speak with a Tampa traffic offense attorney.
Types of Traffic Offenses
Traffic infractions are less severe than misdemeanors or felonies. However, with enough points on your license in a given period of time, you may lose the privilege to drive. According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), license suspensions are as follows:
- 12 points in a 12 month span results in a 30 day license suspension;
- 18 points in an 18 month span results in a three month license suspension; and
- 24 points in a 24 month span results in a one year license suspension;
According to the DMV, the driver’s license point system in Florida is described below:
- Up to 15 miles per hours over the speed limit results in three points;
- In excess of 15 miles per hours over the speed limit results in four points;
- Speeding to any degree that causes a traffic collision results in six points;
- Reckless driving results in four points;
- Littering results in three points;
- Driving with an open container of alcohol results in three points;
- A violation of a child’s safety restraints results in three points;
- Fleeing the scene of a traffic collisions with property damage greater than $50 results in six points;
- Causing a traffic collision due to a moving violation results in four points; and
- Passing a stopped school bus with its lights and stop sign activated results in four points.
However, it is possible and sometimes likely that the DMV will revoke a driver’s license immediately for the following violations:
- Street racing;
- Drug/alcohol offenses;
- Failure to pay for child support;
- Failure to pay fines accumulated by traffic violations.
As you can see, it is not entirely that difficult to accumulate enough negative points on your driver’s license without drinking and driving and without being charged with a felony. However, when alcohol or drugs are involved, and when the injuries are egregious to another party or the other party was killed in the collision, there is even more at stake than just your driver’s license and fines. Contact the Tampa traffic violation attorneys at the law offices of Roman & Roman today 877-767-1032 for help.