Collier County Traffic Attorney
Traffic ticket Attorneys serving Naples, Florida
Located within the twentieth judicial circuit, Collier County is an up and coming area. A large portion of the county has interstate 75 running through it. The primary law enforcement agency is the Collier County sheriffs office. Aside from patrolling alligator alley for speeders, the Florida highway patrol responds to many of the crashes in the county. The city of Naples also has a police department. The county is very agressive in its enforcement of speeders. Tickets include speed, careless driving, suspended license, no valid driver license, and driving under the influence, dui.
Collier County is located in south Florida next to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the estimated population of Collier County in 2011 was 328,134 people. The largest cities in Collier County are Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades. Florida Gulf Coast University, Ave Maria University, and Southwest Florida College are located within the county. Historical landmarks in Collier County include the Roberts Ranch Museum, Collier Seminole State Park, and Ted Smallwood Store.
Law Enforcement and Circuit Courts in Collier County
County traffic laws in Collier County are enforced by the Collier County Sheriff’s Department. The Naples Police Department is responsible for enforcing city laws, and the Florida Highway Patrol enforces state traffic laws.
Collier County is part of Florida’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court. The county court house, including traffic court, is located at 3315 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, Florida. Collier County has eight circuit judges.
* Judge Lauren L. Brodie
* Judge Christine Greider
* Judge Frederick R. Hardt
* Judge Hugh D. Hayes
* Judge Elizabeth V. Krier
* Judge Ramiro Manalich
* Judge Cynthia A. Pivacek
The county judges are
* Judge Michael Carr
* Judge Robert L. Crown
* Judge Janeice T. Martin
* Judge James McGarity
* Judge Vincent Murphy
* Judge Michael J. Provost
Traffic Tickets in Collier County
You are subject to receiving traffic tickets in Collier County based on city, county, and state traffic laws. Traffic violations include civil and criminal offenses. A Collier County traffic lawyer explains the law related to your traffic ticket, and researches the circumstances surrounding your traffic ticket.
Most drivers are concerned with the penalties associated with their Collier County traffic tickets. Typically, civil traffic tickets in Collier County result in fines and points on your driving record. Criminal traffic tickets have much higher penalties, and may result in jail time. A Collier County traffic lawyer knows the penalties for civil and criminal traffic violations, and works to reduce your penalties as much as possible.
Options for Collier County Traffic Tickets
A traffic lawyer explains the pros and cons of each option for taking care of your Collier County traffic ticket. Based on your individual case, your options may include paying the ticket, fighting the ticket or attending traffic school.
A Collier County traffic lawyer may recommend that you fight your ticket. Typically, this option is recommended when the traffic lawyer sees that the ticket was issued in error, or that your rights were violated.
The traffic lawyer may make a request to the court that you be allowed to attend traffic school instead of paying fines for your traffic ticket. Completing traffic school keeps points off your driving record and your fines may be reduced. Some drivers have lower insurance premiums after completing traffic school.
Florida’s Points System
In the state of Florida, three to six points are added to your driving record as a result of each traffic violation. When you have 12 or more points on your record, your driving privileges can be suspended or revoked by the state. Additionally, your insurance company may raise your premiums for up to three years.
A Collier County traffic lawyer helps you avoid having points added to your driving record by fighting your Collier County traffic ticket for you.
If you have a traffic ticket from Collier County, call our law firm to discuss your case.