As a Jacksonville criminal attorney and Florida drivers license lawyer, I talk with a lot of people that have drivers license issues that have turned into criminal charges. When most people receive Florida speeding tickets, they do not think that it is a big deal. Some of them pay the tickets without hiring a Jacksonville lawyer. They end up putting points on their Florida driving record. If you hire a Jacksonville lawyer, she will try to stop the points from being in issued. Other drivers do not pay their Florida traffic citations. If you do not pay your tickets, your license will be suspended for an indefinite period of time. When you finally pay your Jacksonville traffic tickets, you will also pay late fees and a D6 clearance. Sometimes, your past due traffic tickets will be sent to collections. This will cost you more in the long run.
As I stated above, your license will be suspended if you do not pay your tickets. If you are caught driving, you will be given a ticket for Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked license. You could just pay the suspended license ticket. This will count against you as a conviction or adjudication of guilt. The conviction can be used against you to make you a Jacksonville habitual traffic offender. As a habitual traffic offender, your license will be suspended for 5 years. Let’s say that you are type of person that does pay all of your tickets, but you have received a lot of tickets. You insurance rates will likely increase. Your drivers license can be suspended if you have received too many points. If this occurs, you need to talk to a Jacksonville lawyer about fixing your driving record.
I talk to people that have said that they do not care about their driving record and that they will just pay the tickets. After paying the tickets, they find out that they now have bigger problems with their drivers licenses. In my career as a Jacksonville attorney, my drivers license is very important to me. I need to drive to my office. I must travel to the Duval County Courthouse often. I also need to drive to Clay County and St. Johns County. I may have to take care of a case in Nassau County. I cannot imagine how it would affect my business and my clients if I had a suspended Florida drivers license. Most people feel the same way. They must travel to and from their jobs. Sometimes, people must drive as part of their jobs. If you have children, you need your license to properly care for your family. Quite often, the children have more activities and events than the parents do. If you let your driving record and tickets get out of control, it is harder to fix it in the long run.