Guarding Against The Steep Penalties Of Traffic Offenses
A traffic violation is not always what it seems. By paying the ticket to make it “go away,” you are admitting guilt and possibly creating other problems.
One ticket too many can result in license suspension or higher insurance rates. You may be subject to harsher penalties, including possible jail time, if you have new violations or unwittingly drive on a suspended license. A CDL license could be suspended or revoked.
Traffic stops for a minor infraction can also be a gateway to more serious charges, such as DUI or drug charges. By pleading guilty to the traffic violation, it will be harder to challenge the criminal offense.
Before you pay the fine for a traffic violation, talk to Fort Myers attorney Steven H. Wetter. He may be able to get the ticket dismissed or reduced, and he can help avoid adverse consequences that are difficult or impossible to undo later.
Protect your driving privileges. Contact us today to learn how we can help. We represent drivers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and throughout Lee and Charlotte counties.
Experienced Defense For Major Traffic Offenses
Certain traffic violations in Florida are misdemeanor crimes. A conviction may carry jail time or count as a prior offense for future arrests. Steve Wetter provides skilled defense for major traffic offenses:
- Driving while license suspended (DWLS)
- Hit-and-run (leaving the scene of an accident)
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Habitual traffic offender (three major offenses or 15 moving violations)
We work to get charges dismissed or reduced to lesser offenses to protect your driver’s license and your freedom.
Avoid The Consequences Of Minor Traffic Violations
Most traffic infractions carry a certain amount of points toward license suspension. In many cases, we can get these citations dismissed or reduced to two-point or no-point violations:
- Speeding tickets
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Illegal passing or improper lane change
- Passing a school bus
- Speeding in a school zone or construction zone
Police often use minor infractions such as seat belt violations, broken tail lights or speeding as “fishing expeditions” to pull drivers over. During the traffic stop, the officer then finds evidence of drunk driving, drug possession or weapons. Attorney Wetter is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to challenge unlawful traffic stops to suppress evidence of more serious crimes.
He also has had notable success with license suspension and reinstatement.