Many people are surprised to learn that there are some speeding tickets that you cannot simply pay and do a class to avoid points being assessed against your license. If you have been issued a speeding ticket for more than 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, you will notice that there is not a payable fine on the ticket and instead, it will indicate a “mandatory court appearance.”

Can a Lawyer Help Me Avoid Going to Court?

The Pinellas Traffic Ticket Defense firm of Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan is frequently retained by individuals who do not wish to have to appear in court. In most cases, if our office is hired by an individual with a speeding violation, we can appear in court on the client’s behalf. This allows our clients to spend their time at work, caring for their children, or running their business.

Clients who choose to get our office involved in these matters have the benefit of three lawyers who appear in front of the traffic court judges daily. Our regular appearances in front of the traffic court judges allow our top-rated traffic ticket attorneys to have a good barometer for how the judge will rule in certain cases.

Can a Lawyer Help Me Keep the Points off of My License?

If you were cited with a speeding ticket that was more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, you cannot simply “elect” to do the driving school to avoid the points. However, that does not mean that points are a certainty. Our highly ranked Clearwater speeding ticket attorneys can present mitigation to the Court on your behalf and request that the judge not impose points. Every scenario is different, that the judge’s ultimate decision will rely on a number of factors, including your prior record of traffic violations, the speed alleged, whether you were in a school or construction zone, and your attitude and demeanor with law enforcement.

How do I Get Russo, Pelletier and Sullivan to Handle My Case?

If you have been cited for a traffic violation in Pinellas County, simply call 727-TICKETS (727-842-5387) to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys will discuss the unique facts and circumstances of your case and develop a strategy tailored to fit your objectives. We have offices located in both St. Petersburg and Clearwater, but often can handle the entire consultation over the phone.

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