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St. Petersburg Red Light Ticket Lawyer

Being pulled over for a red light violation can be frustrating, but you might be worried that it’s not worth fighting back. If you’re not sure, a St. Petersburg attorney can help you make the right decision for your case.

When you’re pulled over for running a red light or otherwise disobeying a traffic signal, it can be embarrassing, not to mention expensive. A ticket may be especially costly, and it can leave points on your license. Unfortunately, you may also be concerned that fighting back is more trouble than it’s worth.

At Hersem Law, we take every ticket seriously. We understand how much a ticket can affect your life, so we’ll fight back to help you try to get that ticket dismissed. When you’re ready to fight back, your St. Petersburg red light ticket lawyer is here to help.  

Points and Penalties for Red Light Tickets

When you’re debating whether or not to dispute your ticket, keep in mind that the penalties could haunt you for some time after a traffic violation conviction. Your ticket may not seem so bad, but the future effects can be serious.

For example, you might first be facing a ticket, which can get expensive. Depending on the violation, you could be paying a significant amount for your red light ticket. However, those expenses aren’t the only ones. Your insurance company may also raise your insurance rates, meaning that you’ll pay more in the long run if you don’t fight your ticket now.

The points on your license can add up quickly, too. In Florida, every moving violation has a set number of points, which can add up. If you have more than twelve points in a twelve-month span, your license may be suspended for thirty days.  

Fighting a Florida Ticket

Because the long-term penalties can be so high, it’s best to fight back now, not later. Defending your case will depend on the situation, so you may need your lawyer’s help to fight back.

In some cases, you might not have known the light was there until it was too late. Low-hanging trees or sharp curves can hide street signs and signals in St. Petersburg, and if there are no signs warning you of an upcoming stoplight, you might not have known to slow down or stop.

In other cases, stopping at the red light might have been more dangerous than running it. For example, if you have an aggressive driver riding close behind you, you may not have the room to stop before the light changes. If you can show that you were unable to stop in time, you may be able to reduce or dismiss your St. Petersburg ticket completely.

Contact a St. Petersburg Attorney for Help

If you’ve been charged with a red light violation, remember that you don’t have to accept the penalties without fighting back. If you’re facing severe penalties for your ticket, remember that a lawyer from Hersem Law can help.

Not sure where to begin? Reach out for a free strategy session with your attorney. We understand that you may have questions, and we want you to have answers. Fortunately, getting started with a St. Petersburg red light ticket lawyer is easy. When you’re ready, reach out to us by calling 813-251-7291 or by completing the following online form.