Fort Myers Traffic Ticket Attorney

Fight Your Traffic Ticket In Lee County, Florida. Call A Lawyer At Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran, PLLC.

Most people get upset about receiving a speeding ticket or other moving violation. Paying the fine may sting for a while, but it just doesn't seem worthwhile to fight city hall.

That may be fine if you don't have any tickets already on your record or don't intend to get another moving violation in the next three to five years. But for many of us, getting a ticket can result in serious financial trouble and may even lead to losing our driver's license.

Traffic ticket attorney Danielle O'Halloran leads the traffic violation and driver's license offenses division at the criminal defense law offices of Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran, PLLC, in Fort Myers. She is a former assistant state attorney who has prosecuted hundreds of serious traffic citations and cases involving serious traffic violations, including driving while license suspended.

Many times, an arrest for a criminal charge resulting from a criminal traffic offense will also carry accompanying traffic citations. Resolving your criminal charge does not eliminate your traffic citation. The traffic violation must be handled separately.

If you don't know whether to fight your traffic violation, call 800-416-1434 to schedule a consultation with Ms. O'Halloran. She will explain the consequences of simply paying your traffic ticket, including:

  • Points against your driving record: Just paying the fine is the same as pleading guilty to the offense and it goes on your record. Like most states, Florida uses a point system on your driving record. A single speeding ticket will generally result in four points against your record. A second ticket within six months can result in remedial driver education and safety classes. Twelve points in a year can result in a driver's license suspension.
  • Higher insurance rates: Depending upon your auto insurance provider, a single speeding ticket can result in higher premiums. If you are considering changing insurance carriers, you may have difficulty finding a company that won't treat you as a higher risk.
  • Habitual offender: If you get multiple tickets on your record within a short period of time, you may be considered a habitual offender and face higher license plate registration fees.

Driver's License Defense

We can also help you with issues related to driver's license suspensions. Under Florida law, a driver's license is considered a privilege, not a right.
People can lose their licenses because of DUI, drug offenses, delinquent child support payments and other criminal offenses that may not be related to traffic
violations. Having your driver's license suspended, however, does not necessarily mean you cannot drive. The Department of Motor Vehicles allows
administrative hearings to appeal for a provisional license for work, medical appointments and other specific reasons. If you need help getting a
temporary restricted permit in Lee County, call us. When your license is suspended, the DMV will notify you. It doesn't matter whether you actually received the letter.
They only need to show that they mailed it.

Learn more about protecting yourself at our Driving While License Suspended information page.

Call us at 800-416-1434 or contact our offices in Fort Myers by email to discuss your traffic violation.
We offer a free initial consultation and an honest appraisal of your circumstances. If we do not think you have a good chance of successfully fighting your ticket or appealing your driver's license suspension, we will tell you so honestly.