Traffic Ticket Attorney in Seminole County
Seminole County is located in central Florida near the Atlantic Ocean. According to the 2011 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, Seminole County has a population of 425,071 people. The largest cities in the county are Sanford, Altamonte Springs and Winter Springs. Florida’s longest river, St. Johns River, is located in Seminole County. The county’s lakes include Puzzle Lake, Lake Harney and Lake Monroe.
Seminole County Law Enforcement and Circuit Courts
A traffic lawyer helps you navigate the complex legal system in Seminole County. Law enforcement in the county is managed by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police, including
* Altamonte Springs Police Department
* Lake Mary Police Department
* Longwood Police Department
* Oviedo Police Department
* Sanford Police Department
* Winter Springs Police Department
Seminole County is part of Florida’s Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court. The county courthouse is located at 301 North Park Avenue in Sanford. Traffic hearings are also held in the cities of
* Sanford (300 North Park Avenue)
* Altamonte Springs (225 Newburyport Avenue)
* Lake Mary (100 N. Country Club Boulevard)
* Winter Springs (1126 E. Highway 434)
Seminole County has 10 circuit judges and six county judges. The Seminole County circuit judges are
* Judge Nancy F. Allen
* Judge Marlene M. Alva
* Judge Alan A. Dickey
* Judge John D. Galluzzo
* Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr.
* Judge Donna McIntosh
* Judge Debra Steinberg Nelson
* Judge Jessica Recksiedler
* Judge Michael J. Rudisill
* Judge Linda D. Schoonover
The county judges in Seminole County are
* Judge Jerri L. Collins
* Judge James J. Dekleva
* Judge Mark E. Herr
* Judge Debra L. Kraus
* Judge Fred Schott
* Judge John L. Woodard, III
Traffic Tickets in Seminole County
Traffic tickets are issued in Seminole County for moving and non-moving violations. Moving violations occur while you are operating your vehicle, including
* Failure to use your turn signals
* Driving under the influence
Non-moving violations do not require that you are operating your vehicle at the time of the offense. These violations include
* Parking in a handicap space without a permit
* Overdue parking meters
* Having expired license plates on your vehicle
A traffic lawyer understands the county and city traffic laws in Seminole County, and is able to help you determine the best way to handle your Seminole County traffic ticket.
Your Options for Seminole County Traffic Tickets
You have three options for taking care of your Seminole County traffic ticket — pay the ticket, attend traffic school or fight the ticket.
Paying your ticket has several negative consequences. While this may seem like the easiest way to take care of your ticket, you place your driving privileges at risk. A traffic lawyer is able to explain the negative impact of paying your ticket, including having points added to your driving record and having to pay higher insurance premiums.
Fighting a ticket and winning your case requires the knowledge and expertise of a traffic lawyer. The traffic lawyer discusses your case with you, and provides insight about your options. Presenting an effective case in court requires extensive research, and an effective defense. A traffic lawyer is specially trained to gather the facts about your case, and navigate the complex court system in Seminole County.
Points on Your Driving Record
Florida’s point system tracks the number and types of traffic violations that you have in the state. Each violation results in a certain number of points being added to your record. For example
* Three (3) points are added for driving 15 mph or less over the speed limit
* Six (6) points are added for speeding and causing an accident
* Four (4) points are added for not stopping for a school bus
Your license is suspended when you have too many points on your driving record. If you operate a vehicle while your license is suspended, you could face jail time. Additionally, your insurance rates increase as a result of having points on your record.
A traffic lawyer helps you avoid having points added to your driving record, and knows how to remove points from your record.
If you have received a traffic ticket in Seminole County, call our law firm to discuss your case with one of our traffic lawyers.