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How to Fight a Traffic Offense

Archer Law Sept. 5, 2023

Since 2006, our attorney at Archer Law has helped clients throughout Florida dispute their traffic tickets. If you are facing a traffic offense in Clermont, Orlando, Leesburg, or Ocala, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We fight aggressively for our clients while listening to each client with the care and attention they deserve.

Experience in A Wide Variety of Traffic Cases

We have helped people from all walks of life, regardless of how big or small their case is. With our extensive knowledge of the law, we can look for ways to build the strongest possible defense. This involves a thorough examination and the ability to pay attention to the smallest of details. Our attorney has helped those going through many different types of traffic offenses.

Many people accept a traffic ticket and assume they don’t have many options. The best thing you can do is discuss your ticket with an attorney. At Archer Law, we can provide you with an honest assessment and determine what choices you may have going forward. It’s important to act quickly, though. These cases often have a set timeline in which you can fight back.

Types of Florida Traffic Offenses

Your Florida traffic ticket will be categorized as either a moving or a non-moving violation. It’s important to understand the details of your traffic violation before you start disputing it.

Moving Violations

Moving violations are those committed while the vehicle is in motion. Common examples include:

  • Speeding

  • Reckless driving

  • Texting while driving

  • Tailgating

  • Running a red light

  • Failure to yield

These types of traffic violations may put pedestrians, other drivers, and road users at risk, so they have the potential for much larger fines than non-moving violations.

Non-Moving Violations

As their name suggests, non-moving violations include all infractions that can be committed while your vehicle is not in motion. These tickets often involve:

  • Parking violations

  • Paperwork violations

  • Seatbelt violations

  • Vehicle safety issues

  • Defective equipment violations

It is possible to be ticketed with a non-moving violation like a broken tail light while you’re driving because it represents a technical issue, not the quality of your driving.

Ways to Dispute a Traffic Ticket

You don’t have to accept a traffic ticket you believe was issued unfairly. Our attorney at Archer Law is ready to help you come up with options for disputing your ticket, including:

  • Challenging the officer's observation of what happened

  • Proving your actions were necessary to avoid serious harm

  • Showing that a necessary component of the traffic offense was missing

Other factors like witness statements can bolster your case and may improve its likelihood of success. Our traffic offenses attorney in Clermont, Florida, can help you compile evidence as you work together on your case.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Whether you’ve been charged with a minor traffic violation or you’re at risk of losing your driver’s license, our attorney is eager to help you through your legal dispute. We are here to answer your questions at every stage in the process. To learn more about how we can help, call our office in Clermont, Florida, for a free consultation. We also represent clients in the surrounding areas of Orlando, Leesburg, and Ocala.


Get experienced legal counsel after a traffic violation in Florida. At Archer Law, our attorney is prepared to help you dispute your ticket, whether it involves speeding, running a red light, or another infraction. Reach out to our office in Clermont today to get started. We’ll set you up with a free consultation.