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Traffic Violations Attorney

With millions of drivers on Florida roads, accidents and traffic violations (including Criminal Traffic Violations) are bound to happen. Unfortunately, many people view getting a traffic violation as a minor issue; however, the reality is that it can have major effects on your life, especially if you accumulate a record of traffic violations. Depending on the type of traffic violation, whether a moving violation or non-moving traffic violation (among other factors), the repercussions of a conviction can be serious, including loss of a driver’s license, hefty fines, and even jail time. Fortunately, by understanding the varying types of traffic violations, their repercussions, and enlisting the support of a knowledgeable attorney like Jim Jenkins, you can better fight any traffic violation charge you may be faced with.

Moving Violations

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Florida, traffic violations are separated into two main categories: moving violations and non-moving violations. A traffic violation is considered to be a moving violation if the vehicle must be in motion when the offense is committed. The most common moving traffic violations include:

  • Speeding (or driving under the speed limit significantly and in a dangerous manner)
  • Running a stop light or stop sign
  • Driving under the influence of intoxicants, such as alcohol or drugs

While a speeding traffic violation will usually only be met with a fine and ticket, some of these violations are considerably more serious, such as a DUI charge. As such, having a skilled lawyer on your side, protecting your rights and freedoms, can be invaluable.

Non-moving Violations

Non-moving traffic violations are those that can occur when a vehicle is technically not in motion. Examples of this type of traffic violation include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Parking in invalid spots or areas, such as a fire zone, handicap spot, or other illegal spots
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving without a valid vehicle registration
  • Leaving your vehicle running while it is unattended
  • Not having license plates or having license plates that are expired

In order to potentially escape the often hefty penalties that accompany both moving and non-moving traffic violations, consider getting the help and guidance of an attorney experienced in fighting such charges. Call Jim Jenkins today for a free consultation.

Jenkins Law PL

275 96th Ave N Ste # 5 Saint Petersburg, FL 33702

(727) 269-5629