Clay County Traffic Attorney
Traffic ticket Attorneys serving Jacksonville, Florida
Clay County, Florida is located in the greater Jacksonville area and is considered part of the Jacksonville metropolian area. It is known for its warm mineral springs and has been a popular vacation spot for northeners for over a hundred years.
The county seat is Green Cove Springs. The main law enforcement agency is the Clay County Sherffs office. However, some of the small municipalites have small police departments. They include Green Cove, Middleburg and Orange Park. The Florida Highway Patrol writes thousands of speeding citations annually to motorists in Clay County. Aside from speeding tickets law enforcement arrests hundreds of people for driving under the influence or DUI.
Because of the nature of the area, almost 2,000 were either arrested or cited for driving while license suspended or no valid driver’s license. The sheriffs department is often involved in practice red light enforcement. The sheriffs office issues almost 1,700 citations for running a red light.
Clay County, Florida, is home to 192,370 people (U.S. Census Bureau 2011 estimates). The largest cities in the county are Orange Park, Green Cove Springs and Keystone Heights. Located in northeast Florida, Clay County offers historic and natural landmarks, including Gold Head Branch State Park, Camp Blanding Museum, Penney Farms and the old court house in Green Cove Springs.
Clay County Traffic Tickets
Traffic tickets are issued in Clay County by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Green Cove Springs Police Department, Orange Park Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol. Many drivers do not know how to resolve their tickets in Clay County. As a result, they pay their tickets to quickly alleviate their anxieties about the court system.
A traffic lawyer helps you with your civil and criminal traffic tickets, including those for
* Improper lane changes
* Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
* Causing an accident while speeding
* Driving under the influence
Deciding to Pay Or Fight Your Ticket
When you receive a traffic ticket in Clay County, you can either pay the ticket, or fight the ticket in court. Paying your traffic ticket without going to court has long-term consequences, including damage to your driving record and higher insurance premiums. Fighting your ticket can actually save you time, money and emotional stress.
After reviewing your case, your traffic lawyer explains the pros and cons of your options. The traffic lawyer describes how your case will be handled, giving you a sense of confidence about the process. In some cases, a traffic lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor. These negotiations may result in lower fines and penalties if you complete traffic school.
A Traffic Lawyer Works to Protect Your Driving Privileges
A traffic lawyer works with the court system to keep points off of your driving record and protect your driving privileges. In Florida, points are added to your driving record each time that you are found guilty of a traffic violation. You are considered guilty of a traffic violation when you pay your ticket without going to court, fail to appear in court or lose your case in court. Your insurance company has the right to raise your premiums when you have points on your record. When you have more than 12 points on your driving record, the state may suspend or revoke your driving privileges.
Navigating the Court System in Clay County
Going to court without a traffic lawyer places you at risk for unnecessary fines and points on your record. Managing your case alone also means multiple trips to the county court house, and time away from your job and family. You also need to understand how the court system works in Clay County.
Clay County is part of Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Traffic court is held at the county court house, located at 825 North Orange Avenue in Green Cove Springs, Florida. The county clerk tells you which judge has been assigned to your case. The county judges are
* Judge Mark J. Borello
* Judge Timothy Collins
* Judge Don Lester
* Judge John Skinner
* Judge Gina Stewart
* Judge Richard Townsend
* Judge Daniel Wilensky
A Clay County traffic lawyer works in this court system every day. Increasing case loads mean that judges and lawyers work together to find the quickest route to settle each case. A traffic lawyer works within the system to achieve the best outcome for you.
Start taking care of your Clay County traffic ticket today by calling our law firm to discuss your case.