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Tips to Save Your Wallet From a Speeding Ticket

Monday, September 28th, 2015

If you or anyone you know has received traffic tickets Illinois in or any other State, you would be aware of the consequences – fines, driving school, community service, points on your record, increased insurance premium, and if the offense is serious, even prison time.

If you were speeding just a little, say 5 miles over the limit, and it’s your first time, you may be let off lightly; even with a warning, if you’re lucky. But if you go say 20 or 30 over, and you’re a repeat offender, you can be sure that the officer is not going to feel kind; you will be ticketed and cited a pretty hefty fine, and have to face other harsh penalties.

If you’re pulled over, take care to

  • Pull over as soon as you can do so safely

  • Stay inside and keep your hands on the wheel

  • Be polite to the officer and don’t admit guilt

  • Hand over documents asked for

  • Drive off only after the officer leaves

This will create a good impression on the officer and they may be inclined to be lenient; also, if you go to court, your good behaviour will help you.

The total cost of your speeding ticket could very well run into thousands of dollars, as, the offender has to shell out dough for the driving school, court fees, your increased premiums, and so on.

Do you really want to do that? Of course not! You can always refuse to pay – and fight the ticket. You can hire an experienced speeding ticket lawyer to represent you in court. Engaging legal help to fight your ticket is not as expensive as you may have thought; it certainly works out cheaper than paying for all those fines and fees!

Hiring a traffic lawyer has its advantages:

  • They are intimately familiar with the law and courtroom tactics

  • They are unfazed by the prosecution and the evidence

  • Their experience allow them to ask confusing questions and present arguments that could turn the case in your favor

Call us today to have an experienced Traffic ticket attorney represent you in court.

Know What A Traffic Ticket Really Costs You

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Traffic tickets Illinois are issued to hundreds of drivers each year by police officers and the cameras installed at intersections/signals. Most drivers think that the best way out is to pay the ticket.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Even if you’re a first time offender, the fine for running a red light or speeding 20-30 miles over the speed limit may easily be over $150. If you’re a repeat offender, or if the violation is of a serious nature, you will be cited for a much heavier fine. A DUI, for example, can carry fines from $500 to $3000.

But it doesn’t end here.

Florida handles traffic tickets on a County basis; so the exact fine may vary depending on which county you were ticketed in. You may have to pay a surcharge in addition to the fine, and also get points added to your driving record.

Having too many points added to your license, or a single DUI conviction can cause your license to be suspended.

If the judge deems it necessary, an ignition interlock device may be installed in your vehicle – paid for by you.

You may be instructed to attend DUI or road safety/ driving school – for which you will have to pay the fees.

You may be required to do community service, which may result in loss of working hours, and subsequently, monetary loss.

You will also have to make numerous appearances in the Court for which you will have to pay the court fees.

Any traffic violation that results in adding points to your driving record will cause your insurance service provider to raise your premium amounts sharply.

A major conviction remains on your record for up to 5, and in some cases, 10 years. Now this is something that you are required to mention whenever you apply for a loan, credit card, job (or your current employer if you’re employed), or even when you want to rent an apartment, to the landlord.

In monetary terms, a traffic ticket conviction can cost you thousands of dollars; in non-monetary terms, it can cause embarrassment and loss of face.

You have an option: Fight your ticket! You don’t have to meekly pay up and admit guilt. Call us today to have an experienced Traffic ticket attorney represent you in court.

Top 10 Safe Driving Tips

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Road accidents caused by reckless driving constitute the fifth leading cause of deaths in Florida. This has necessitated the implementation of strict driving laws; careless driving can subject you to Florida speeding ticket or other penalties.

Adhering religiously to the top ten defensive driving tips will insulate you from suspended license Florida.

1) Don’t get distracted while driving

You should not allow your attention to stray while driving. Keep focussed on the road and the controls of your vehicle. Don’t engage in spirited discussions with co-passengers or allow phones, AC or other elements to interfere with your driving. Multi-tasking must be avoided and in case if you want to do anything, stop the vehicle and do the task.

2) Drive prudently and don’t trust other drivers on road

You need to perfect your driving skills and always remember that other drivers may be reckless and commit mistakes. So, proper care must be taken no matter how much of an expert you are.

3) Drive slowly

Behind the wheels of your car, you may experience an ineffable thrill in speeding. But higher the speed of the car, the more time it would take to come to a halt and consequently the crash impact would be more severe. Don’t exceed the recommended speed limits. The instructions are for your safety.

4) Equip you vehicle with safety devices

Drive a car that has a high safety rating and has got sufficient number of air bags, child restraints, seat belt adjusters and other personal protective equipment installed. It may be a bit expensive but your life is priceless.

5) Always use the seat belt

Buckling up reduces the injury potential in a crash by about fifty percent. Though it may seem irritating, using seat belts is a very wise thing to do.

6) Don’t drive after boozing

Driving under influence is the leading cause of many road accidents and such reckless driving Florida practice is severely dealt with by traffic laws.

7) Pull over on red signal

Jumping the red light can lead to fatal intersection collisions. As you approach an intersection, slow down and keep an eye for the various signposts that should dictate your driving pattern over there.

8) Use blinkers

Seamless lane changes and turns can be brought about by the use of blinkers which allows other drivers to take note of your vehicle turning and slow down accordingly.

9) Don’t’ text or chat over phone while driving

Such actions can cost you dearly. Any distraction can invite dangerous mishaps.

10) Always maintain safe distance between yourself and other vehicles

Tailgating is attributed with majority of rear end collisions and you will be liable for footing the damage bills.

Reckless driving Florida can land you in serious trouble and you can escape the same by observing these defensive driving tips.

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.

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.

Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone!

At The Ticket Clinic, we are big fans of top ten lists.  This one from Popular Mechanics caught our eye earlier this week.   We are particularly partial to #4.  Be quiet.  If you don’t make yourself memorable, there is a good chance that the officer won’t recall specifics of your incident and his or her testimony may be more susceptible to cross-examination.  If you are a do-it-yourselfer, this article provides some good tips.  But if you want an experienced traffic ticket attorney in your corner, consider calling The Ticket Clinic at 1.800.CITATION.

Drive safely and don’t forget that the “no texting and driving” law is in effect in Florida so put down your phones!