Stop Points From Going On Your License After A Red Light Or Stop Sign Violation
Have you been accused of running a stop sign or a red light? While you may be tempted to pay the traffic ticket because you think it is the easiest option, doing so could result in serious repercussions, including fines, increased insurance premiums and driver’s license suspension.
The best way to deal with a moving violation involving a red light or stop sign is to hire an experienced attorney from The Murphy Law Group to protect you and your driving privileges.
What Constitutes A Traffic Signal Violation?
Whether you do so intentionally or on accident, running a red light or a stop sign in Florida is an obvious violation of the law. However, if you were in the intersection when the light turned red, you should not have been issued a ticket for a red light violation.
Keep in mind that violating a “no turn on red” sign is also considered a red light violation.
You may have looked at your ticket and noticed that the box next to violation of a traffic control device was checked. A traffic control device refers not only to red lights and stop signs, but also to speed limit signs. Whatever the case may be, we can help you address it.
What Are The Penalties For Running A Traffic Signal In Florida?
If you have received a ticket for running a stop sign in Florida, you can expect a fine of roughly $125. Additionally, three points will be added to your license.
If you receive a ticket for running a red light, the consequences are more severe. If you fail to stop at a traffic signal, you could be assessed a $158 fine. In addition, up to four points could be added to your license, depending on the red light violation.
Never ignore a traffic violation. Points assessed to your license can add up quickly, eventually leading to the suspension of your driving privileges.
The Red Light Camera Law
Under the red light camera law, officially named the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Program, Florida has installed cameras at many intersections. If your vehicle was photographed running a red light, you may think that the odds are against you. In reality, you may have options, and our lawyers — one of whom is a former prosecutor — are here to help you understand them.
We Can Help You Deal With Your Ticket
At The Murphy Law Group, our goal is simple: To seek an outcome that will keep points off of your license and your license in your possession. We do this by using our nearly 20 years of defense experience and good working relationship with Sarasota police to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.
If you’ve been issued a traffic ticket for running a stop sign or red light, talk to us. We can help you understand the consequences you could be facing as well as your options for a better outcome. Call our Sarasota office at 941-584-9570 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.