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Traffic Violations

Tampa Bay Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Traffic violations can be costly and time consuming, we can help

The biggest mistake drivers make when they receive a traffic ticket for a traffic violation is failing to take it seriously. Contrary to popular belief, a traffic violation is not always simply a minor infraction. Traffic tickets can result in increased insurance rates, expensive fines, and other negative consequences that can cause great inconvenience and disruption to your life.

Some traffic violations are considered criminal acts, for example "road rage" drivers can be charged with aggressive careless driving, a criminal offense. 

Criminal traffic violations can result in the loss of your license to drive, cancellation of your auto insurance and, in the most serious cases, jail time.

At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., we understand keeping your driver's license is a high priority, along with avoiding further penalties or stigma. Our experienced Florida traffic ticket lawyers take your traffic violation charges seriously and pursue every option possible to obtain a favorable result, including challenging the traffic stop and other aspects of your traffic violation citation and negotiating with prosecutors. We have our own dedicated and experienced investigator who, in conjunction with our experienced attorneys, coordinates and provides prompt, economical and thorough investigative services.

Our criminal defense attorneys, with offices in TampaClearwaterSpring HillBradenton and New Port Richey, have more than 150 years of combined experience defending clients accused of:

  • Red light camera tickets
  • Road rage
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving while license is suspended or revoked (DWLSR)
  • Felony DWLSR
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular battery
  • Reckless driving
  • Racing
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Improper tag
  • Speeding
  • Failure to maintain a single lane
  • Careless driving
  • Fleeing and eluding

It is important to understand that a traffic violation can have a criminal court component as well as a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) component.  Anyone charged in criminal court will also be responsible for paying fines to the DMV and presenting evidence of completion of court-ordered conditions to the DMV to preserve driving privileges or to have a driver's license reinstated. Failure to pay fines or late payment of fines often results in license revocation. If you continue to drive when your drivers license has been suspended or revoked, you may be classified as a habitual traffic offender and can be charged as a traffic felon, which could mean lengthy incarceration.

Do not take chances with your driving privilege; you could lose not only your driving privilege, but your freedom as well.  Call one of our experienced Tampa traffic ticket lawyers for a free legal consultation.

Contact our traffic ticket lawyers today at 877-728-9653 or online for a free consultation

Since 1971, the Clearwater criminal defense lawyers at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. have been defending the accused. We have a long history of success and more than 150 years of combined experience on your side. Contact us for a free consultation at 877-728-9653 or contact us online. Se Habla Espanol.