Calhoun County Traffic Attorney
Traffic ticket Attorneys serving Blountstown, Florida
Calhoun County is located in the panhandle of north Florida. According to the 2011 estimates by the U.S. census Bureau, the county has a population of 14,750 people. The largest city in Calhoun County is the county seat of Blountstown, Florida. The courthouse is located at 20859 Central Avenue in Blountstown.
The Apalachicola River and Chipola River are located within Calhoun County. One of the most well-known landmarks in Calhoun County is the historic courthouse.
Law Enforcement and Circuit Courts in Calhoun County
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for enforcing the county’s traffic laws. Traffic laws in the city of Blountstown are enforced by the Blountstown Police Department. The Florida Highway Patrol operates in Calhoun County to enforce state traffic laws.
Calhoun County is part of Florida’s Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court. The county courthouse is located at 20859 East Central Avenue in Blountstown, Florida. Traffic court is held at the county courthouse. The circuit judge for Calhoun County is Judge Allen L. Register. Judge Kevin Grover is the county judge.
As with many small counties in Florida, the court system in Calhoun County is managed by a small staff. Judges are responsible for all of the cases in the county. Because the county resources are limited, court staff may not be able to answer all of your questions. A Calhoun County traffic lawyer knows the city, county and state traffic laws, and can answer all of your questions.
Traffic Tickets in Calhoun County
Calhoun County law enforcement issues traffic tickets for civil and criminal offenses. Civil offenses include
* Improper lane changes
* Toll violations
Criminal traffic violations are more severe, and include
* Driving without a valid driver’s license
* Racing on the highway
* Driving under the influence
* Allowing an unauthorized person to drive your vehicle
A Calhoun County traffic lawyer understands the civil and criminal traffic laws in the county. This knowledge allows the traffic lawyer to identify the best resolution for your Calhoun County traffic ticket.
Options for Calhoun County Traffic Tickets
Before you pay your Calhoun County traffic ticket, you should understand your options. A traffic lawyer explains your traffic ticket, and explains all of your options.
Paying your traffic ticket is viewed by the Calhoun County court system as an admission of guilt. As a result, you are responsible for paying the fines and administrative costs associated with the traffic violation. The traffic ticket goes on your driving record.
Most drivers pay their Calhoun County traffic tickets because the process of going to court seems too complex. A traffic lawyer fights your traffic ticket for you. Traffic lawyers have experience that comes from working in the Calhoun County court system every day. In some cases, the traffic lawyer can take care of your ticket without you going to court.
Having a Calhoun County traffic lawyer manage your case may result in the court granting you permission to attend traffic school. By completing traffic school, you avoid having points added to your record. A traffic lawyer may also be able to negotiate lower fines for you.
Florida’s Point System
When you are found guilty of a traffic violation in the state of Florida, points are added to your driving record. The number of points depends on the specific traffic violation, and can range from three to six points per violation. If your driving record has 12 or more points, your driving privileges may be suspended or revoked. Additionally, your insurance company has the right to raise your premiums for up to three years based on your driving record.
Without your driving privileges, you may be unable to go to work or school. Taking care of your family becomes more difficult, especially if your insurance premiums increase. A traffic lawyer helps you resolve your Calhoun County traffic ticket in a way that works best for you.
If you have a traffic ticket from Calhoun County, call our law firm to discuss your case.