Criminal traffic charges in Tampa can range from minor offenses such as reckless driving or driving with a suspended license, up to much more serious felony offenses such as DUI manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter. If you or a loved one have been accused of a traffic crime, it is critical to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Tampa, FL. With years of experience prosecuting cases and defending clients, Joel Elsea is ready to fight and put his experience to work for you! Call the Elsea Law Firm today at 813-451-8583 to schedule your free consultation today.
The State of Florida operates off of a point system. Each offense is assigned a number of points and individuals convicted of those offenses will likely receive the corresponding points on their license. If a person builds up too many violations and points in a specific period of time, their license is likely to be suspended.
Any individual who acquires 12 points within a 365-day period is subject to having their license suspended for 30 days. This suspension can be escalated to 90 days if there are 18 points gained in 18 months. Any driver who gains 24 points on their driver’s license over 36 months will be subject to a one-year suspension.
Traffic school is a great way to avoid points on your license if you have received a violation. Drivers are eligible to attend traffic school once-per-year and a maximum of 5 times within any 10-year-period.
An experienced traffic violation lawyer in Tampa will be able to help you better navigate the circumstances of your case and fight to keep you behind the wheel. Contact the traffic attorneys at Elsea Law today to schedule your free consultation. In certain instances, if your license is suspended because you have too many points, you can possibly complete at 12-hour driving course aimed at Advance Driving Impairment, which, along with paying the fees, can allow you to obtain a hardship license.
As with all criminal defense cases, the punishments for traffic crimes all vary based on the severity of the crime.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal traffic violation, it is imperative to contact an experienced Tampa traffic attorney to begin formulating your defense and ensure your rights are protected. Contact an experienced attorney at the Elsea Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation, or give us a call at 813-451-8583.