Brevard County Traffic Attorney
Traffic ticket Attorneys serving Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and the entire Space Coast
Brevard County Florida is located on the east coast of Florida. Home to the Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County continues to be a popular tourist destination. Brevard county’s nickname is the Space Coast.
The county seat is in Titusville but the county Judicial center is located in Viera. Along with its adjacent county Seminole, Brevard encompasses the 18th judicial circuit. There are many cities who call home to Brevard County. They include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Grant-Valkaria, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne.
The Brevard County clerk of court is home to all the official and court records. The Brevard County sheriffs office is the main law enforcement agency in the State. Aside from the sheriffs office, the Florida Highway patrol is reponsible for a majority of the traffic enforcement. This would include speeding tickets, careless driving, no valid driver’s license, driving under the influence, driving while license suspended as well as violation of right of way.
Brevard County is located in central Florida long the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. census Bureau estimates that, as of 2011, the county has 543,566 residents. The major cities in Brevard County are Palm Bay, Melbourne and Titusville. Landmarks in Brevard County include Canaveral National Seashore, the Kennedy Space Center and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Brevard County Traffic Tickets
Traffic tickets are issued in Brevard County by city, county and state law enforcement agencies.
* Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
* Cocoa Police Department
* Cocoa Beach Police Department
* Indialantic Police Department
* Indian Harbour Beach Police Department
* Melbourne Police Department
* Melbourne Beach Police Department
* Melbourne Village Police Department
* Palm Bay Police Department
* Rockledge Police Department
* Satellite Beach Police Department
* Titusville Police Department
* West Melbourne Police Department
* Florida Highway Patrol
A Brevard County traffic lawyer has the knowledge and expertise that is needed to fight your civil and criminal traffic tickets in court. Some of the most common traffic violations that are handled by a Brevard County traffic lawyer are
* Driving under the influence
* Improper lane changes
* Running red lights
Many civil traffic tickets can be handled outside the court room, but criminal traffic violations typically require court hearings.
Options for Brevard County Traffic Tickets
When you receive a traffic ticket in Brevard County, you have three options.
* Pay your ticket
* Fight the ticket in court
* Elect to attend traffic school
A traffic lawyer advises you about the pros and cons of each option.
The Downside of Paying Your Brevard County Traffic Ticket
When you pay your traffic ticket, the court enters a guilty plea in the case. As a result, points are added to your driving record. Each violation carries three to six points. When you have more than 12 points on your record, your license may be suspended or revoked. Additionally, your insurance company has the right to raise your premiums for up to three years.
A Brevard County traffic lawyer works with the prosecution and judge to protect your driving privileges.
Brevard County Court System
Having legal representation in your traffic case improves your chances of winning in court. The court system gives certain considerations to cases that are managed by traffic lawyers, who negotiate with the court to have your charges reduced or dismissed. The court clerk also typically gives higher priority to cases with legal representation.
If you go to court alone, you are responsible for filing the appropriate documents, preparing your defense for court and appearing before the judge. You are also required to follow the rules and proceedings of the court.
Filing the documents for your case requires several trips to the county court house, located at 400 South Street, Second Floor, in Titusville, Florida. Traffic court is held at the county court house or one of the county’s branch offices.
* Historic Titusville Court House (506 South Palm Avenue in Titusville, Florida)
* Parkway Complex (700 South Park Avenue in Titusville, Florida)
* Moore Justice Center (2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, Florida)
* Melbourne Branch Court House (51 South Nieman Avenue in Melbourne, Florida)
* Merritt Island Office at the Sheriff’s Department Complex (2575 North Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island, Florida)
* Palm Bay Office (450 Cogan Drive Southeast in Palm Bay, Florida)
As part of Florida’s Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, your case is assigned to one of the Brevard County judges.
* Judge Judy Atkins
* Judge Rhonda E. Babb
* Judge Michelle V. Baker
* Judge Cathleen B. Clarke
* Judge Kenneth Friedland
* Judge Benjamin B. Garagozlo
* Judge Stephen R. Koons
* Judge A. B. Majeed
* Judge Kelly J. McKibben
* Judge John C. Murphy
* Judge David E. Silverman
A Brevard County traffic lawyer works in the county court system to find alternative solutions to your traffic ticket. If you want to fight your traffic ticket, you only have 30 days to file with the county clerk. Call our law office today, and talk to one of our Brevard County traffic lawyers.