Traffic Ticket Lawyers In Pasco County, Florida
Fight your Tampa traffic citation with a Florida Traffic Lawyer
Pasco County Florida is located northwest of Tampa. The primary law enforcement agency is the Pasco County Sheriffs Office. The law enforcement community writes close to 20,000 speeding tickets annually. The Florida Highway Patrol was responsible for almost 8,000 speeding tickets. Pasco County has an extremely aggressive DUI enforcement program. Every year there are over 2,000 arrests for driving under the influence(DUI). Including speeding tickets, there were over 40,000 moving violations written in Pasco County. Over 4,000 citations were issued for careless driving.
Pasco County is located in the sixth judicial circuit with Pinellas County. There are two courthouses in Pasco County, one in Dade City and the other in New Port Richey. The New Port Richey court complex is referred to as the West Pasco Judicial Center.
The State Attorney for the sixth judicial circuit is Bernie McCabe. He has been the State Attorney since 1992.
Our office handles citations and criminal cases in Pasco County. If you are being accused of everything from a ticket to a felony, then please call us at 1-800-FIGHT-IT so we can discuss the facts of your case.
About Pasco County
Pasco County is located in west central Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that, as of 2011, the county has 466,457 residents. The primary professional occupations of the residents include utilities, education, health services and hospitality.
Pasco County covers almost 750 square miles. The largest cities in the county are New Port Richey, Zephyrhills and Dade City. Historical landmarks in Pasco County include the Pioneer Florida Museum, World War II Barracks Museum and Zephyrhills Depot Museum.
Traffic Violations in Pasco County
The knowledge and expertise of a Pasco County traffic lawyer helps you win your fight against your traffic ticket. City, county and state traffic laws in Pasco County are enforced by six law enforcement agencies.
* Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
* Dade City Police Department
* New Port Richey Police Department
* Port Rickey Police Department
* Zephyrhills Police Department
* Florida Highway Patrol
A traffic lawyer reviews your case, and works to find a technical defense that results in reduced charges or having your case dismissed. Traffic lawyers handle civil and criminal traffic tickets, such as
* Child seat violations
* Leaving the scene of an accident
* Driving under the influence
* Violation of right of way
A Traffic Lawyer Explains Your Options
Facing the Pasco County legal system alone can be intimidating. As a result, many drivers choose to pay their traffic tickets rather than spending time and money on court hearings. When you pay your traffic ticket, you risk losing your driving privileges and paying higher insurance premiums.
A traffic lawyer explains your options, based on your individual case, including fighting your traffic ticket and electing to complete traffic school. Your traffic lawyer understands the pros and cons of each option, allowing you to make an informed decision.
A Traffic Lawyer Protects Your Driving Record
Your driving record affects your driving privileges and insurance premiums. If you have too many traffic violations on your record, you may
* Lose your driving privileges
* Pay higher insurance premiums
In Florida, some employers require their employees to maintain clean driving records. Many drivers have been fired after incurring points on their driving records.
The Florida points system tracks your traffic violations, and each violation is assigned three to six points. If you have more than 12 points on your record, the state has the right to suspend or revoke your driving privileges. Some drivers have lost their driving privileges with as few as four traffic violations.
Going to Court Alone
Your chances of winning your court case are much lower without the representation of a Pasco County traffic lawyer. A traffic lawyer understands the rules and proceedings of the county court system. Before your court date, your traffic lawyer
* Gathers evidence to win your case
* Files the proper court documents
* Negotiates with the prosecutor to reduce your charges
A traffic lawyer may also get your court hearing expedited.
If you choose to handle your case alone you have 30 days to file your case with the court. Within this timeframe, you will make several trips to the court house. The Pasco County court house is located at 38053 Live Oak Avenue, #205, in Dade City, Florida. Traffic violations are handled by the traffic department at the county court house, or at the New Port Richey location (7530 Little Road, Suite 101 in New Port Richey, Florida).
Pasco County is part of Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. Your case is assigned to one of the county judges.
* Judge Paul Firmani
* Judge Frank Grey
* Judge Debra Roberts
* Judge Marc H. Salton
* Judge William G. Sestak
* Judge Candy Morris VanDercar
* Judge Ann Wansboro
Traffic violations are stressful, and create an additional burden on you and your family. Call our law firm today to find out how our Pasco County traffic lawyers can help.