Drivers don’t get on the road expecting to be pulled over, but tickets happen. There is never enough time in the day, and it’s easy to get caught up racing from one event to the next while trying to accomplish everything at once; but, speeding in Florida is a fast way to earn a ticket. You may not even realize that you’re traveling faster than the speed limit until you see those dreaded flashing lights in your rearview mirror. You pull over and the cop issues you a ticket. Now what? Read more below the break.
Getting a ticket can feel overwhelming. You see “Florida uniform traffic citation” and feel distressed--fines are high, the penalty points on your license cause your insurance to rise, and a lawyer will cost at least $90. You can just pay the ticket, but that means you’re admitting guilt and have to suffer the expensive consequences. Understanding the legal process used to take a lot of time and research, but not anymore. Instead of feeling powerless and giving up, let CaseGuide provide you with the documents and information you need to effectively and skillfully fight your ticket, saving your driving record and your wallet.
In Florida, fighting your traffic ticket requires filing a not guilty plea and bringing your citation in front of a judge. CaseGuide organizes your information and generates a case profile specifically individualized to your Florida uniform traffic citation, providing you with all of the necessary documentation you will need along the way. For speeding tickets, 15% of the time this results in a dismissal/not guilty finding and 85% of the time a withhold of adjudication. If you get a withhold of adjudication, the judge might order you to attend traffic school, but not always. You can ask them to be lenient. You won’t get any points with a withhold. That said, 15% of the time people are found guilty which is the same as paying the fine plus you have to pay court costs, which are usually around $30. You forfeit the ability to complete any Florida DHSMV-approved traffic school courses to eliminate any points incurred. In order to begin the process, you must notify the proper court and set up a hearing. CaseGuide provides you with the documents you need, tailored specifically to your case, to give you an effective start to your journey.
The keys to success are both comprehending exactly what your ticket means, and understanding the legal process required to fight the citation. CaseGuide provides access to copies of the statutes cited on your ticket so you’re aware of the details of your charges, and the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your case. Pre-filled out, easy-to-understand legal documents allow you to file the appropriate form for your situation, while the presented statistics provide you with an idea of how much you may spend in court fees. In 99.87% of cases, you only risk $30 in court costs, as opposed to paying for an expensive lawyer, or the fees and expenditures of pleading guilty and submitting full payment for your ticket.
CaseGuide lets you know how many tickets the officer who cited you has written, as well as the average rate for how many of those tickets are dismissed. With the insight to which you would otherwise not be privy, you have all the information you need before deciding how you want to handle your Florida speeding ticket.
Statistically, men are more likely to receive speeding tickets than women--57% of tickets are presented to men, with only 43% given to women. Of the tickets issued, 34% of women and 66% of men take their tickets to court. Even the color of your car affects your probability of receiving a ticket. White cars receive more tickets than any other color, despite black being the most popular car color on the road. See how your profile compares to others who share your characteristics to help you determine your chance of having your citation dismissed.
If you go forth in fighting your ticket, the court will set up a date for your hearing. Once your case is ready for trial, you will be able to plead your cause to a judge. Upon providing your evidence and strong testimony, the judge will determine whether you are guilty or not guilty. No matter the outcome of the case, remember to check your driving record to ensure that the proper changes were made. If your case was won, no points or violations should appear on your record and you can forget about the ticket and any consequences that come with it.
Before succumbing to the penalization of your citation, explore your options through various comprehensible forms filled out by CaseGuide to help you in your situation. Compared to just paying the fine (pleading guilty), filing the Not Guilty Plea form and going to court improves the outcome in 85% of speeding cases. Pleading not guilty leads to 15% of speeding cases dismissed. If the court takes longer than 180 days from the date you get a ticket you have a right to have your ticket dismissed, as long as you plead not guilty. We provide a Motion to Dismiss for Speedy Trial. Use your legal profile to determine which is the best route for you to take in dealing with your ticket.
CaseGuide custom builds your ticket profile for you, setting you up for success. We go through your case and within 24 hours have an online profile specific to your situation with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Use our services to understand Florida speeding laws and determine for yourself if fighting that ticket is worth it. Just go to CaseGuide.org today to set up your legal profile.
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