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6 Myths About a Speeding Ticket

Monday, September 14th, 2015

You’re cruising along on the highway, and suddenly you hear the ‘whoop-whoop’ of the police siren, see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Uh-oh! You’re being asked to pull over. You were probably going a few miles over the speed limit, without realizing.

The officer writes you a ticket for speeding. Now, what? Most people are not aware of the facts when it comes to speeding tickets. Many misconceptions surround them:

When you receive a ticket, you must pay up as quickly as possible: You have the right to claim innocence; you need not pay. You must, however, respond, and mention that you intend to fight the ticket in court. You can hire an experienced speeding ticket lawyer to represent you in court.

  1. If the officer doesn’t turn up in court, the ticket is automatically dismissed: Good luck with that! The magistrate may decide to re-schedule, or go ahead with the hearing. It is only on very rare occasions that the ticket gets dismissed automatically.

  2. Any mistake on the ticket is grounds for dismissal: The officer can correct typographical errors with permission from the magistrate.

  3. If you refuse to sign the ticket, it becomes invalid: By signing, you are only acknowledging that you have received the ticket; not admitting guilt.

  4. Matching the ‘flow of traffic’ or ‘passing a slow driver’ are valid excuses for ticket dismissal: Absolutely not; even if every other driver was doing 80 in a 55 mph zone, and you were doing 70 and were the only one ticketed, it still stands. Ensure you don’t go over the limit regardless of what others are doing; to overtake/pass a slow driver also, you need to be within the limit.

  5. You’re more likely to get a ticket towards the month-end as officers have to meet their quotas, and are safe in the initial period: You’re fooling yourself if you believe that. Most departments don’t have quotas; those that do, set them pretty low. So nobody’s rushing to fill them at the end of the month; they could be doing it at any time!

If you’re cited multiple times, you might have a suspended license Florida in addition to other harsh penalties.

Have you been ticketed for speeding? Our experienced traffic attorneys are well-versed with courtroom tactics and will help you get your ticket dismissed or charges reduced. Call us today at 1800-248-2846

4 Major Reasons for a Suspended License.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

When you commit a traffic violation, you will: a) be given a ticket by the police officer who flags you down or b) receive a ticket in the mail if a red light or speed camera has clicked you.

The most common violations are speeding, running red lights, stop signs, and illegal turns. These are relatively minor violations, but you will still need to pay the fine, and get points on your record. However, some traffic violations are categorized as ‘criminal’ and can result in suspended license Florida.

  1. DUI – If you are convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol or any drug (even prescription), leaving you with impaired ability, you will have to pay hefty fines and your license is suspended for 180 days to 1 year, depending on the situation.

  2. Refusing a breathalyzer/ blood/urine test – When you get your driving license, it is understood that you will subject yourself to such tests when required by the authorities. Refusing to undergo the tests will result in license suspension.

  3. Driving without a license or a suspended license – this is a serious offense, any will result in further suspension and possible jail time.

  4. Driving without Insurance – It is mandatory that your vehicle is properly insured, and that you carry it with you. If you don’t do so if you are pulled over for say speeding, and the officer finds this out, your license will be suspended.

Apart from these reasons, if you accumulate 12 points in one year, your license will be suspended for 30 days; if you get 18 points in 18 months, the suspension is for 3 months; and if you get 24 points in 3 years, then you will be without a license for a whole year.

But don’t get panicky thinking about a suspension! If you have been ticketed for a traffic violation, it doesn’t mean you’re convicted. You have a choice – fight your ticket! Do NOT pay up immediately. Respond by the date specified and mention that you are fighting the ticket.

An experienced speeding ticket lawyer will represent you in court and help get your charges dismissed or reduced, saving you hundreds of dollars, embarrassment, and inconvenience.

Call the Ticket Clinic now to have a lawyer fight your ticket in court!

5 Things You Should Avoid While Driving

Friday, June 26th, 2015

In Florida, driving is not a right you become automatically entitled to. It is a privilege that must be earned by adhering to proper driving principles. Any infraction can cost you dearly in terms of suspended license, hefty fines, points on traffic record and even imprisonment. If you happen to incur many violation points through traffic tickets Florida and so on within a defined time period on your license, you are in for trouble. The five things discussed below, is what you should definitely avoid while driving or else you may invite serious problems.

Driving under influence

Most of us tend to take the car for a spin after consuming alcohol hoping that it would go unnoticed. But, Florida roads surveillance is conducted in a hawk-eyed manner by officers and through traffic cameras. This means that any abnormality in the traffic pattern would be taken note of and you would be penalized accordingly. So, you must stay away from such illegal actions.

Reckless driving

Your careless driving puts others’ lives and assets at risk, apart from endangering your own life. It is a serious traffic offence. The main reasons for reckless driving are texting or chatting while driving, driving while inebriated, and so on. Traffic infractions of this type can cause you 4 violation points on your driving license. This is something to really worry about.

Leaving the scene of an accident with damage of at least $50

If you are caught in an accident while driving, you should not flee the scene if the perceivable asset damage is worth more than $50. It is not just unethical but such a gesture also invites legal consequences. This infraction is viewed seriously and can attract traffic tickets Miami apart from other punitive actions. Accidents are not deliberate and you should wait for the arrival of traffic enforcement officer on the scene. You will also become eligible for 6 violation points.

Going past the posted speed limit by 15 MPH or more

Over-speeding is a major reason for issuance of traffic tickets Florida. While driving, you need to respect the posted speed limits to avoid accidents. It is obvious that over speeding reduces your control over the vehicle. 4 violation points would added to your traffic record, if you are adjudged guilty of the same.

Exhibiting disobedience of traffic control signals

Jumping the red light signal or not obeying other traffic controls should be strictly avoided while driving, to ensure optimal safety for your self and the other drivers on the road Always remember that all have equal rights on road and you should respect this fact.

You can steer clear of traffic tickets Miami by following the above mentioned tips while driving.

Have you been ticketed for traffic violations? Our experienced traffic attorneys are well-versed with courtroom tactics and will help you get your ticket dismissed or charges reduced. Call us today at 1800-248-2846

New Report Suggests Manatee County Put Profits Over Safety

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Manatee County

As the red light camera debate continues in Florida. a recent report from 10 Investigates revealed that in Manatee County officials are strategically installing red light cameras at specific intersections based upon the ability to generate revenue.

According to the report, of the 10 most dangerous intersections, only one is actually monitored by a red light camera.  Instead, last summer Manatee County began issue citations for rolling right hand turns and the county’s profits, which were previously low, began to skyrocket.

To see the full report, click here.

According to 10 Investigates, attempts to fight the tickets have been mostly unsuccessful.  Since the hearing officer is generally employed by the city or county that issued the ticket, this is not surprising.

The Ticket Clinic continues to lead the red light camera fight.  If you have questions about a red light camera ticket, call us at 1.800.CITATION.

The Ticket Clinic Attends the First Annual Pep Boys Car Show in Miami Lakes

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014



Check out the great pics from Saturday’s First Annual Pep Boys Car Show at the Pep Boys in Miami Lakes!

We had a great time at the car show and meeting friends and fans of The Ticket Clinic.

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The Ticket Clinic is a Proud Sponsor of Street Racing Made Safe

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


The Ticket Clinic is proud to announce its support of Street Racing Made Safe, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating drivers and eliminating street racing on public roads.  The Ticket Clinic is committed to improving the safety of our roads and our sponsorship of SRMS is a natural progression towards that goal.

“Too many young people die needlessly from racing their cars on the street,” said The Ticket Clinic Founder, Mark Gold, “Not only is it a crime, but street racing  also endangers the lives of participants and innocent bystanders.  That is why The Ticket Clinic is proud to sponsor Street Racing Made Safe, where drivers can test their mettle in a safe, controlled environment. Even though we defend all types of tickets, The Ticket Clinic would prefer to see less tickets issued for racing, and less race-related injuries.”

In addition to providing education and information, SRMS offers drivers the opportunity to street race in a controlled, safe environment.  Join us this Saturday, March  29, at the Run Your Car Not Your Mouth event at Palm Beach International Raceway.  The Ticket Clinic race car will be on the track and our staff will be on site to answer any questions.

The Ticket Clinic is one of the oldest law firms in Florida concentrating solely on traffic-related offenses and DUI.  If you have a question about a traffic citation, call us at 1.800.CITATION.

Spring Cleaning: Have You Updated Your Tags?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014


Are your registration tags up to date?  Driving with expired tags for even just one day can net you a ticket, but if your tags are expired for more than six months, you could face fines, points, loss of driving privileges or even jail time!

In Florida it is easy to renew your tags online.  The tags expire on the registration holder’s birthday.  If you are the forgetful type, put a reminder in your phone a few weeks before your birthday to renew your registration.  It is quick and easy.

But if you find yourself with a ticket for driving with expired tags, The Ticket Clinic may be able to help.  Remember that simply paying the fine is an admission of guilt, so before you do that consider speaking with an experienced traffic ticket attorney.

The Ticket Clinic has handled over 1 million traffic-related tickets, including tickets for expired tags, in Florida, California and nationwide.  Call us at 1.800.CITATION for a consultation.

DUI 101

Friday, February 21st, 2014

DUI Squad - Field Sobriety Tests

Don’t drink and drive.  That’s a given.  But what happens when you have had too much drink and make the mistake of getting behind the wheel?  When you see those flashing lights in your rearview mirror, you could be facing a life-changing moment.

DUIs are very serious because they carry possible criminal consequences in addition to impacting your driving privileges.  The penalties for getting a DUI in Florida can include jail time, even for a first offense.  So it is critical to take a DUI seriously.

In addition, you will lose your license if you get a DUI – at least temporarily.  In Florida, when you get a DUI, the DMV immediately suspends your driving privileges.  The process to regain your driving privileges may be complicated. For example, if you fail to request a review hearing within 10 days of the receipt of your DUI, you lose the right to contest the suspension of your drivers license. For a first DUI, the automatic suspension is 6 months – a long time to be without a car.

If you have received a DUI, it is important that you know your rights and obligations.  Consider talking to an experienced DUI attorney at The Ticket Clinic. Our DUI lawyers concentrate solely on the art of defending DUI’s in Florida, California and nationwide.  Call us at 1.800.CITATION.


New City-Run Hearing Process Thwarting Challenges to Red Light Camera Tickets

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


The Ticket Clinic’s Matt Aungst spoke to WFTV about the new red light camera hearings.  Under the new law, drivers can fight the ticket at a local city hearing rather than waiting for a Uniform Traffic Citation to be issued.  Before the new law went into effect, we hypothesized that the hearings, which are overseen by hearing officers, not judges, may be biased against the drivers.  That seems to be the trend.  However, the option to wait for a UTC and argue your case before a real judge is still an option that should not be ignored.

If you receive a violation and wish to fight it, consider talking to an experienced traffic ticket attorney.  The Ticket Clinic is leading the red light camera fight.  Call us at 1.800.CITATION with questions.

A Busy Boynton Beach Intersection’s Yellow Light Too Short?

Monday, December 16th, 2013


Our very own Ted Hollander spoke to CBS 12 News about the red light cameras located at Boynton Beach Boulevard and Congress Avenue.  From 2011 until October of this year the yellow light, which should have been 4.5 seconds long, was only 4 seconds long, leading to 7,000 red light camera tickets.  Check out what Ted has to say by clicking here.