A speeding ticket or seat belt violation can lead to much more serious consequences. If you have been ticketed or arrested for a traffic offense, we can help.
It’s a hassle to get a traffic ticket and you may be tempted to ignore it and hope it just goes away. This is not the way traffic offense law works in Tampa Bay. Traffic offenses can follow you for decades, staying on your record and ruining your livelihood – and your life.
If you allow traffic offenses to build up, things will only get worse for you. You run the risk of owing compounded fees that can grow quite large and increasing your insurance costs substantially. You may even lose your driver’s license because your license can be revoked until you deal with your previous offenses. Jail time is a serious possibility, too.
The state of Florida has three levels of traffic offenses:
- Infractions – An infraction is typically a minor violation, like getting a ticket for parking in the wrong spot.
- Misdemeanors – Many people don’t realize that a misdemeanor is more serious and can lead to jail time. For example, reckless driving can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, eligible for three to six months in jail.
- Felonies – A felony is severe and can sometimes involve a long prison sentence.
Instead of allowing these kinds of driving issues to continue to impact your life, contact a Tampa Bay traffic offense lawyer who can help you clear everything up. At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we provide the legal assistance you need to sort out your driving history and minimize future consequences.
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We understand that it’s never fun or convenient to deal with traffic tickets and other driving offenses. In fact, it can be downright frightening to think about losing your license or going to jail for a convicted traffic offense. That’s why we work diligently to help you clear up your driving record quickly and determine the best path forward.
Our clients love us because we take a warm, welcoming approach to legal assistance for traffic offenses.
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We know you may have questions about your traffic offenses and are ready to get things cleared up quickly. To answer questions about your specific situation, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation. In the meantime, here are some answers to common questions about traffic offenses:
How serious is a traffic ticket?
If you get a traffic ticket in Tampa Bay or anywhere in the state of Florida, you might want to forget about it and figure it’s no big deal. But tickets can actually be quite serious if you fail to pay them or let additional tickets accumulate. Your license may be suspended or revoked, impacting your ability to drive, to get to work and to live your life.
Could I really go to jail for a traffic offense?
Yes. People go to jail for traffic-related offenses every day in our state. For example, if you have three or more offenses within a five-year period, a judge may classify you as a Florida habitual traffic offender, which makes you eligible for jail time. You’ll need expert legal representation to plead your case.
How will a Tampa Bay traffic offense lawyer help me?
Your traffic offense lawyer will help you establish what kinds of traffic offenses you have in your history, what kinds of penalties you may owe and whether you’re facing jail time. Your lawyer adds clarity to the situation and helps you figure out what to do next, which is a big relief. They may also be able to help you reduce your charges and avoid going to jail.
Do I have to pay money up front?
If you choose a traffic offense lawyer at Kemp, Ruge & Green, you will pay no up-front fees and we will give you a free and confidential initial consultation. Our fees will be taken at the resolution of your case after we have helped you with your traffic offenses.
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It’s frustrating to feel that traffic offenses are a blemish on your driving record and are creating extra hassle and fear in your life, not to mention more expensive insurance costs. You deserve peace of mind. We can help.
At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we’ll help you decide what to do next as you deal with your traffic offenses. Every day, we help drivers in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Hernando.
We stand out among traffic offense lawyers in Tampa Bay by providing personal attention to every client and taking time to help you understand your options. You owe it to yourself to choose us for your traffic offense representation and take a proactive step toward protecting your future.
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