What Should You do After Receiving a Traffic Ticket?


The best way to avoid a traffic ticket is to simply drive responsibly. However, when it comes to Florida’s perilous roadways, receiving one is practically inevitable. Dieppa Law Firm, P.A. specializes in fighting traffic tickets and understands how frustrating it is to receive one and the inconveniences it brings. We suggest three things to do following a traffic ticket to make your experience less stressful.

Keep Calm and Assess the Damage

Negativity in any situation could make it worse. It’s best that when confronted by the police officer giving you the ticket that you remain calm and accept the ticket. If you say anything negative or act negatively towards the officer it could come back to haunt you in court.

Once the cop has left, you can express your frustration and, once calm, assess the damage of your ticket. What you owe for a ticket depends on what type of environment you’re in (school zone, highway, construction zone, etc.) and what action you were doing with your vehicle (i.e. speeding).

Be Aware of Your Options

Before deciding what your course of action is, always ensure that you know of all the options available to you. These options depend on where and whether you have to appear in court and how long the entire process will take.

At Dieppa Law Firm, P.A. we want to ensure that this experience is as less stressful as possible for you. We offer free consultations regarding possible fees and how we can help you with your case.

Fight over Flight

Once you know all your options, it’s time to decide whether you are going to pay the ticket or fight it. It’s recommended that you always fight the traffic ticket; because it is the only chance of having your ticket dismissed and possibly avoid points on your license.

Dieppa Law Firm, P.A. has been representing the public for more than five years and has over 10 years of litigation experience. Let our team of attorneys and paralegals work for you in all traffic and civil matters. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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