Traffic Ticket Lawyers In Martin County, Florida
Fight your Florida traffic citation with a Stuart Traffic Lawyer
Martin County Florida is located on Florida’s East Coast above Palm Beach County. The primary law enforcement agency is the Martin County Sheriffs Office. There was approximately 21,000 citations written last year for criminal and moving violations. The Martin County Sheriffs Office is assisted by the Florida Highway Patrol as well as several local law enforcement agencies.
The other law enforcement agencies within the county include Jupiter Island, Seawalls Point, and Stuart. Along with the Martin County Sheriffs Office, these agencies are responsible for law enforcement and traffic enforcement.
Martin County is part of Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit. Aside from Martin county, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee counties make up the Judicial Circuit.
The Martin County Clerk of Court has a new online tracking system that allows individuals to track their case as it works its way through the system.
If you have been issued a citation or are facing a criminal charge, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 1-800-FIGHT-IT so we can discuss the facts of your case.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2011, Martin County has a population of 147,495 residents. Most of the residents work in healthcare, utilities and education.
Martin County covers almost 500 square miles in south Florida along the Atlantic Ocean. The largest cities in Martin County are Stuart, Sewall’s Point and Jupiter Island. Landmarks in the county include Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, The Elliott Museum and Martin County Court House Historical Center.
Traffic Tickets in Martin County
A Martin County traffic lawyer is uniquely positioned to explain the violation cited on your traffic ticket. New laws are introduced each year, and drivers who are not aware of these changes are at greater risk for traffic tickets.
A traffic lawyer helps you with civil and criminal traffic tickets issued by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Sewall’s Point Police Department, Stuart Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol, including
* Child seat violations
* Reckless driving
* Driving under the influence
A Traffic Lawyer Helps You Avoid Unnecessary Consequences
A traffic lawyer reviews your case, and determines how to resolve your traffic ticket in a way that benefits you. Paying your ticket may seem like the quickest way to take care of your Martin County traffic ticket. This option, though, has long-term consequences, including
* Damage to your driving record
* Higher insurance premiums
* Loss of your driving privileges
You can fight your traffic ticket, but you should work with a traffic lawyer to protect your rights, and resolve your case quickly.
Keep Your Driving Record Clean
A Martin County traffic lawyer knows how to work with the court system to protect your driving privileges. When you are found guilty of a traffic violation in Martin County, points are added to your driving record. Each violation results in a specific number of points. If you have 12 or more points on your record, your driving privileges may be suspended or revoked by the state.
Your insurance company monitors your driving record, and may increase your premiums when points are added. Many employers require that their employees maintain clean driving records. You could lose your job if you have points on your driving record.
The Court System in Martin County
Navigating the court system in Martin County is confusing. Martin County is part of Florida’s Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Traffic court is held at the county court house, located at 100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, Florida. Before going to court, you need to know which judge is overseeing your case. The county judges are
* Judge Darren Steele
* Judge Curtis Disque
* Judge Kathleen H. Roberts
The circuit judges for Martin County are
* Judge James W. McCann
* Judge F. Shields McManus
* Judge Lawrence M. Mirman
* Judge William L. Roby
A traffic lawyer saves you time and frustration by arranging your court hearing, and preparing your case. Your traffic lawyer may be able to avoid court by negotiating with the prosecutor. For example, your traffic lawyer may negotiate lower fines if you complete a traffic school driver improvement course that is authorized by the state.
Save time, money and stress by calling our law firm today to discuss your Martin County traffic ticket.