According to the most recent data available from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, law enforcement issued nearly 3 million traffic citations in Florida in 2019. Locally, there were over 128,000 issued in Duval County and over 27,000 issued in Clay County. These citations can be broken down into three different violations groups: criminal, non-criminal (moving), and non-moving infractions.
Statewide, the most issued criminal citation was for driving while your license was suspended or revoked. Your license can get suspended for a variety of reasons, most commonly being a failure to pay a previous traffic citation and failing to meet financial support obligations, such as child support obligations.
Regardless of the type of citation you receive, getting cited is costly. It costs time, it costs money, and it can affect your insurance rates. If left unaddressed, it can cause you driver’s license to be suspended and it can impact your credit score. If you are cited for a criminal infraction, you can go to jail.
To minimize these negative effects, consider hiring an attorney. An attorney can advise you about legal defenses you may have, can appear in court on your behalf, can help you avoid a conviction, and can help you avoid going to jail.
If you have received a traffic citation, consider hiring Luke Law, LLC to resolve it on your behalf. While we are happy to arrange an in-person consultation to discuss your options, we also have contactless options available. Call us at 904-637-2700.
*Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to be legal advice. We highly recommend speaking with an attorney if you have any legal concerns. Contacting us through our website does not establish an attorney-client relationship.*
To view the traffic citation statistics in your area, go here. https://services.flhsmv.gov/SpecialtyPlates/UniformTrafficCitationReport