Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Ocseola County serving Kissemmee and St. Cloud
About Osceola County
Osceola County is home to 276,163 residents (U.S. Census Bureau 2011 estimates). The county is located in central Florida, and covers over 1,300 square miles. Kissimmee and St. Cloud are the largest cities in the county. Landmarks in the county include the Kissimmee and St. Cloud historic districts.
Osceola Traffic Enforcement
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol enforce the traffic laws in Osceola County. By working with these law enforcement agencies every day, a traffic lawyer understands the traffic laws, as well as the methods used by law enforcement. This knowledge and expertise allows a traffic lawyer to identify technical defenses for traffic cases.
Traffic lawyers help many drivers with civil and criminal traffic violations, including the following:
* Driving under the influence
* Driving against the flow of traffic
* Improper lane changes
* Running red lights
* Careless driving
Knowing Your Options Saves Time and Money
Paying your traffic ticket without knowing your options saves you time and money. Traffic lawyers are able to work with the court system to reduce your fines. Additionally, a traffic lawyer saves you time by preparing your case, filing court documents and expediting your case.
A traffic lawyer helps you understand your traffic violation, as well as the pros and cons of your options. You have three options for taking care of your Osceola County traffic ticket.
* Pay your ticket without fighting the violation
* Fighting the ticket through the legal system
* Electing to attend traffic school
Florida’s Points System
Paying your ticket results in points on your driving record. Florida’s points system is used to track the number and types of traffic violations of drivers. Points range from three to six points, depending on the nature of the violation.
* Careless driving is three (3) points.
* Reckless driving is four (4) points.
* Exceeding the speed limit by 14 mph or less is three (3) points.
* Improper lane change is three (3) points.
* Speeding and causing an accident is six (6) points.
When you have points on your record, you could lose your driving privileges, and pay higher insurance premiums. In some cases, a traffic lawyer may be able to settle your case without points being added to your record.
Osceola Legal System
Many drivers avoid the court system because it is complex and confusing. This adds stress to an already difficult situation. A traffic lawyer manages your case for you, allowing you to focus on your job and family.
Osceola County is part of Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. The county court house is located at 2 Courthouse Square in Kissimmee, Florida. The traffic division is the largest court division. Traffic court is held at the county court house.
The Osceola County clerk assigns your case to one of the four county judges.
· Judge Carol E. Draper
· Judge Hal C. Epperson, Jr.
· Judge Stefania Jancewicz
· Judge Heather K. O’Brien
Florida law limits the amount of time you have to fight your Osceola County traffic ticket. Start taking care of your traffic ticket today by calling our law firm.