Traffic tickets are an unfortunate reality for many motorists in Florida. No matter how careful and attentive you think you are, you will most likely find yourself receiving a traffic ticket or being charged with a traffic offense sooner or later.  

Depending on the type and severity of the offense, it can lead to fines, the suspension of your driver’s license, increased insurance rates, and even jail time. With the right legal counsel, it may be possible to have your traffic violation charges reduced or dismissed.  

At Archer Law, our criminal defense attorney in Clermont, Florida, is experienced in defending motorists who have been accused of committing a traffic violation throughout Lake County, Polk County, Sumter County, and Seminole County. Our goal is to protect your freedom and driving privileges and help you get back on the road as soon as possible.  

Traffic Offenses

Every driver in Florida must obey the numerous traffic laws of the state. However, we all are humans, so a lapse in judgment or a simple mistake while operating a motor vehicle may happen from time to time. When this happens, you may end up getting a traffic ticket or facing criminal charges, depending on the offense.  

There is a wide variety of traffic violations, but some of the most common ones on Florida roads include: 

  • Speeding 

  • Driving without insurance 

  • Failure to obey traffic signals 

  • Failure to yield the right of way 

  • Reckless driving 

  • Improper lane change 

  • Attempting to elude law enforcement 

  • Leaving the scene of an accident 

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 

  • Driving on a suspended/revoked license 

The criminal defense attorney at Archer Law defends motorists accused of these and other traffic violations in Clermont, Florida, and the surrounding areas.



Traffic Violations & the Point System in Florida

Depending on the type and nature of the traffic violation, you could receive “points” on your driver’s license. Like many other states, Florida uses a point system to track traffic violations and, when a certain number of points is reached, suspend the motorist’s license:  

  • Accumulating 12 points within one year can result in a 30-day suspension; 

  • Accumulating 18 points within one and a half years (18 months) can result in a three-month suspension; and  

  • Accumulating 24 points within 36 months can result in a one-year suspension. 

Many motorists think that getting a few points for speeding or another violation is not a big deal. However, these points can add up quickly. That is why it is imperative that you fight citations for traffic violations to save you from points, fines, license suspension, and other unwanted consequences.  

The Penalties for Traffic Offenses

If you get caught breaking the law while operating a motor vehicle in Florida, you can receive a citation for a traffic violation or face criminal charges, depending on the violation. The penalties for traffic offenses vary greatly from one violation to another. However, some of the penalties associated with traffic violations include: 

  • Fines 

  • Jail time 

  • Community service 

  • Increased insurance rates 

  • A suspension or revocation of your driver’s license 

Under Florida law, motorists designated as Habitual Traffic Offenders (HTOs) risk having their driver’s license permanently revoked or suspended for up to five years. You may be designated as an HTO in Florida if any of the following is true: 

  1. You have received 15 convictions for moving traffic violations for which points were assessed within a 60-month period (five years); or 

  1. You have received at least three convictions for any DUI violation, voluntary/involuntary manslaughter committed while operating a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended/revoked license, any felony committed while using a motor vehicle, or failing to stop at the scene and render aid as required by law (in accidents resulting in personal injury or death).  

A traffic violation can leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless. However, you may still have a chance to fight back and avoid serious consequences. Our attorney at Archer Law can represent you in court to help you minimize or eliminate the negative effects of a traffic violation.  

How Can a Traffic Offenses Attorney Help You?

Here are some of the ways our traffic offenses attorney in Clermont, Florida, can help you:  

  1. Investigate your case. We will investigate every aspect surrounding your case with the goal of identifying the strongest defense possible in your situation. Our attorney can review the evidence against you and gather all available evidence to fight the traffic ticket.   

  1. Represent you in court. If your case goes to court, we have the necessary knowledge and resources to advocate for your best interests in court.  

  1. Negotiate on your behalf. Having legal counsel can provide you with powerful negotiation leverage when it comes to fighting your traffic ticket.  

Our attorney at Archer Law has significant experience in defending motorists who face charges for traffic offenses in Florida. We will work hard to get the best possible resolution for your case, which could potentially save you money, keep you out of jail, keep your driving privileges, and avoid acquiring points on your license.  


Our traffic offenses attorney in Clermont, Florida, is committed to ensuring that your rights are fully protected when dealing with traffic violations. We have a proven track record of success in helping clients fight for their rights. We know what it takes to get the best results for every client we represent. Let us make your bad situation better. Reach out to Archer Law to schedule a free consultation with our attorney.