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Receiving a traffic infraction can be expensive and time-consuming. Depending on the severity of your infraction, you can receive fines for up to $500 or mandatory court appearances in front of a judge. Aside from dealing with deadlines and the threat of facing a suspension if you do not meet them, there are lasting consequences that can affect the way your insurance company treats you following receipt of a traffic infraction.
Florida law assigns point values for each moving violation you receive, depending on the severity of your violation. For example, lesser infractions such as violating a right of way are associated with low point values and stay with you for only a short period of time. More serious moving violations such as Careless Driving are associated with higher point values and may remain on your record permanently. So, how do points affect the way you are covered?
Points on your license affect your driving record and help your insurance company determine whether you are a low, moderate, or high-risk driver. Low-risk drivers have lower premiums, while moderate to high-risk drivers are considered more expensive to insure. This is because insurance companies view moderate to high-risk drivers as more likely to get into accidents and cost them money. As a result, rates tend to increase with a high number of minor traffic tickets or one or more severe traffic infractions.
Because you can’t predict exactly how your insurance rates will be affected based on your infraction, it helps to hire an experienced traffic attorney who will attend court on your behalf and fight for a reduced fine and no points on your license. If you receive a traffic ticket, do not admit to guilt. Call the Law Office of Ameen and Shafii at 1-813-436-4357 to defend your rights and keep your insurance premiums at a low rate.
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According to the Florida DMV, approximately 5 Million Traffic Tickets are given per year to Florida Drivers. These citations are costly and vary in price from county to county. Aside from being expensive, they negatively affect one’s driving record and place points on your driver’s license. As points accumulate, insurance premiums raise, and your isolated instances of speeding or failing to use a traffic signal can end up costing you even more money on a regular basis. However, when handed a speeding ticket or other traffic citation, there is no need to worry. Hiring an experienced Tampa traffic ticket lawyer can save you time, money, and the headache that comes from worrying about attending court dates and managing sky-rocketing insurance premiums that arise after your driving record becomes flawed.
After you are ticketed, you need quick and effective advice from traffic ticket lawyers who handle these types of infractions on a regular basis. Mustafa Ameen, Esq. and Andrew Shafii Esq. of The Law Office of Ameen and Shafii are available 7 days a week to provide quick and honest feedback about how your ticket should be handled. Their assessment is based on your individual driving record and specific circumstances surrounding your ticket and is designed to ensure that you’re receiving the most efficient representation available. Shortly after retaining our services, you will be notified of your citation’s court date by mail, and your experienced Tampa traffic ticket lawyers will attend court on your behalf. This means your schedule won’t be disrupted and you can rest assured knowing that your interests are being fully represented in your absence. Once your case is resolved, our office will contact you with the outcome of your citation.
For more information about defending traffic tickets, call The Law Office of Ameen and Shafii today for a free consultation at (813) 436-4357 and keep our office in mind for referrals for your family and friends in the future. In addition to handling Traffic Tickets, Andrew Shafii, Esq. and Mustafa Ameen, Esq. are experienced Tampa Criminal Attorneys and our office specializes in Criminal Defense and Auto Accidents.
Mayor Rick Kriseman led a 6-2 decision to end the city’s use of their RLC program indefinitely. Their resolution was reached on March 6th, 2014, when after 2 hours, city commissioners concluded they would end their contract with American Traffic Solutions for the usage of their traffic enforcement cameras. Alternatives to the program, such as lengthening the yellow light signal time, have been discussed.
The city’s ultimate goal is to break even on the cost of carrying on the program from 2011 herein. However, it has been made clear by the city council that St. Petersburg’s RLC program will not extend beyond the end of September of this year.
More information about the city’s discontinuance of Red Light Camera tickets can be found at www.stpetecameras.org, where various materials and sources are provided to separate fact from fiction regarding the city’s brief execution of the RLC program in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Client was charged with Driving while License Suspended With Knowledge. He was on multiple suspensions for driving under the influence and traffic accidents. The State Attorney was seeking 10 days in jail for this offense. I knew that if my client were able to get his license back, the State Attorney would not make the jail offer. I explained that to my client and we created a plan on how he could get his drivers license reinstated. I was able to continue his case for 5 months to allow him time to get his license reinstated. Once he got his license back, I was able to convince the State Attorney not to offer the jail time. My client was able to just pay the court costs and walk out of the courtroom. Many times people have suspended license and do not even know why they are suspended or how to reinstate them. This is where I can help. I have a meeting with my clients to inform them exactly what they need to do to get the license back and if needed I can file motions in court to help the process along.