Bradford County Traffic Attorney
Traffic ticket Attorneys serving Starke, Florida
Bradford County is located in northern Florida not too far south of the Georgia state line. Bradford counties known for housing some of the most dangerous individuals in Florida State Prison. The prison opened in 1961 and today houses almost 1,5000 prisoners. Infamous for housing one of three death row cell blocks, Florida State Prison was home to the infamous old sparky. Old Sparky was an electrocution chair that became famous because it reportedly caused flames to shoot out of the heads of the person being subjected to death. It was officially retired in 2000 and replaced with lethal injection.
The county seat is Starke, a city infamous for its speedtraps. Along with Waldo, and Lawtey, the city of Starke has been listed as a speedtrap by the American Automobile Association. The association warns drivers to avoid the city by not taking highway 301. Other cities in Bradford County include Brooker and Hampton. The Florida Highway Patrol and the Bradford County sheriffs office are the two main law enforcement agencies in the county. They issue tickets for unlawful speed, red lights, driving while license suspended, no valid driver’s license, and driving under the influence (DUI). Part of the 8th Judicial Circuit, the main courthouse for the county is located at 945 North Temple Avenue in Starke, Florida 32091. The clerks office has a website but the information is limited at this time.
Bradford County is one of the smaller counties in Florida. It is located in north central Florida and has a population of approximately 28,000 residents. With its Strawberry Festival, Bradford County is a quaint area that is family-oriented. However, it is also the home to several state correctional facilities, including the Florida State Prison. Several law enforcement agencies throughout the county doll out traffic tickets, including the following:
* Brooker Police Department
* Hampton Police Department
* Lawtey Police Department
* Starke Police Department
* Bradford County Sheriff’s Office
Bradford is part of the Eighth Judicial District of Florida. The county courthouse is located at 945 North Temple Avenue in Starke, Florida. Johnny R. Hobbs, JR is currently presiding as the Bradford County judge.
Florida Driving Points
A Bradford County ticket lawyer can help a person who has received a ticket by exploring alternatives to paying the fine. This strategy helps to keep unnecessary points off of a person’s driver’s license. More points may mean that a person may have to pay more money for insurance premiums. Too many points can lead to a suspension of a person’s driver’s license. For example, the following accumulation of points within the following timeframes can lead to suspensions:
* 12 points within a 12-month period of time – 30-day suspension of a Florida driver’s license
* 18 points within an 18-month period of time – 3-month suspension of a Florida driver’s license
*24 points within a 36-month period of time―1-year suspension of a Florida driver’s license
Florida imposes a certain number of points for specific types of infractions. Here are some examples:
* Six points – leaving the scene of the accident, speeding causes an accident.
* Four points – reckless driving, moving violation causing an accident, attempting to pass a school bus that is stopped, exceeding the speed limit by more than 15 miles per hour.
* Three points – speeding less than 15 miles per hour above the speed limit, driving with an open container, violating a child restraint obligation.
Types of Traffic Tickets
A Bradford County traffic lawyer can provide legal assistance to a person who has received a traffic ticket. Some moving violations include speeding, driving under the minimum speed limit or running a stop sign or red light. One type of moving violation that is very serious in Florida is a DUI charge. A person may receive a ticket for illegal parking, not having a vehicle registered, not having license plates on a car or having expired license plates.
Options after Receiving a Traffic Ticket
Many people opt to pay for a ticket to avoid the hassle of going to court. Others ask to go to traffic school. However, many people can benefit from retaining the assistance of a lawyer who is trained in traffic laws. A traffic lawyer may be able to get a ticket completely dismissed just by showing up to the court date if the prosecution is not able to meet its burden of proof or important witnesses are missing, such as the police officer who handed out the ticket. A Bradford County traffic lawyer can help you if you received a ticket. Contact a skilled atorney at Finebloom & Haenel at 1-888-344-4848.