If you have been cited for speeding, it is not always advisable to pay the fine and forget about it. However, paying the fine associated with a speeding ticket signifies your acknowledgment that you were guilty of speeding and could result in points accumulating on your driving record. Before paying another speeding ticket, speak with a Palm Beach Gardens speeding ticket Lawyer about your options.
Our talented Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert have defended tens of thousands of speeding offenses and could help you with contesting your speeding ticket. In many cases, the Lawyer can appear in Court on your behalf to contest the ticket. Successfully contesting a ticket could mean avoiding a fine, points on the driving record, or other penalties.
Penalties for Speeding in Palm Beach Gardens
The penalties for speeding in Palm Beach Gardens could include a fine, points added to your driving record, mandatory completion of driving school, and possible suspension or revocation of the driver’s license for a specified time. Your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked when a certain number of points have accumulated on your driving record within a short time or if you have had more than fifteen (15) moving violations in the past five (5) years.
The fines for speeding in Palm Beach Gardens vary according to how fast you were traveling above the speed limit. The fines associated with speeding at different rates are as follows:
- 6-9 mph over = $131
- 10-14 mph over = $206
- 15-19 mph over = $256
- 20-29 mph over = $281
- 30+ mph over = $356
A Palm Beach Gardens speeding ticket Lawyer could answer questions about how many points could be added to your driving record for speeding violations, as well as the number of points that could result in suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.
Fines for Speeding in School or Construction Zones
Speeding in either school or construction zones, when workers are present, could result in receiving a higher fine, in addition to any other penalties that might be imposed. The fines associated with speeding in school or construction zones in Palm Beach Gardens are as follows:
- 1-9 mph over = $156
- 10-14 mph over = $306
- 15-19 mph over = $406
- 20-29 mph over = $456
- 30+ mph over = $606
A speeding ticket Lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens could answer questions about any additional penalties for speeding in school or construction zones.
Felony Speeding in Palm Beach Gardens
Driving in excess of 50 mph over the speed limit anywhere in Palm Beach Gardens would result in significantly higher fines and additional penalties. A third or subsequent violation for speeding 50 mph or more over the maximum speed limit is a third degree Felony under Florida Statute § 318.14.
There is a minimum $1,000 fine for a first violation of speeding 50 mph or more over the speed limit. The fine for a second violation is $2,500, and revocation of the driver’s license for one year.
The penalties for a third violation of speeding 50 mph over the maximum speed limit is a $5,000 fine and revocation of the driver’s license for ten years. Since a third violation is also a Felony of the third degree, additional penalties associated with such a Felony, such as imprisonment for up to five years, could also be imposed.
Speak with a Palm Beach Gardens Speeding Ticket Attorney
It is important to remember that when you pay a speeding ticket, you are pleading guilty to the offense. As a result of pleading guilty, you may be subject to fines and having points added to your license. That is why it is important to reach out to one of our professional legal Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert.
A Palm Beach Gardens speeding ticket Lawyer could review the circumstances surrounding issuance of the ticket to determine if there are grounds for contesting it. To get started on your case, be sure to schedule a consultation today.