Traffic violations can be some of the most frustrating legal experiences in our lives and are the biggest reason that any Osceola County resident steps foot into the courtroom. Some traffic violations result in fines while others can carry serious and lasting consequences. If you’ve received a traffic violation, you must comply with one of the following, within thirty (30) calendar days from the issue date of your citation to prevent suspension of your driver’s license and a late fee of $23.00 (plus a $60.00 reinstatement fee):
- Mail Payment – (Points may be assessed) – Make personal check, cashier’s check or money order payable to Clerk of the Court, in accordance with the civil penalty indicated on the back of your citation. Include a copy of your citation, affix proper postage and mail.
- Elect to Attend Traffic School and Pay Civil Penalty (No Points Assessed). It is entirely your responsibility to enroll in driving school. You are also responsible for filing the completion form with the Clerk’s Office within the time limit specified. Make personal check, cashier’s check or money order payable Clerk of the Court. Mail original (white) copy of the Affidavit and copy of your citation, proper payment amount, affix proper postage and mail. Request for School and Payment must be received by the Traffic Division within thirty (30) Calendar days from issue date of citation or your option will be denied. Completed traffic certificates may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request a Hearing – You can plead Not Guilty and request a hearing for a traffic infraction. You may appear in person or request in writing within thirty (30) Calendar days a hearing for any non-criminal traffic infraction.
From a very minor speeding ticket to an extremely serious DUI violation, traffic violations should not be handled alone – but rather, should be viewed, managed and challenged with the correct council of experienced Central Florida legal counsel representing you. It is possible you may be able to receive a reduced punishment for the traffic violation if you are represented correctly. Keep your record as clean as possible by mounting a proper challenge to the traffic ticket with the experienced defense team of D’Lugo and DeFlora, P.A. Call us for a consultation first (407) 870-5551.