Florida Keys Traffic Attorney

For those who live in the Florida Keys and travel along U.S. 1 or any of the local roads, a traffic ticket can be an annoyance. However, for those who are only visiting the Keys, traffic violations can become serious legal matters requiring the intervention of a skilled traffic lawyer residing and working in Monroe County.

Traffic violations need to be addressed quickly and appropriately as possible outcomes may be fines and penalties, arrest, suspension of your driving privileges, and potential deportation.

Have you been charged with a traffic violation in Monroe County? Contact Reed Palacios Law today for reliable representation.

Charges Your Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer Can Address

Your traffic ticket defense lawyer from Reed Palacios Law can assist you with far more than just a traffic citation.

We are a full-service law firm capable of addressing the following charges:

Reckless Driving

Police are on the lookout for drivers who endanger public safety through their driving. Police have considerable discretion to stop and charge motorists with reckless driving for a wide variety of behaviors, including:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Switching lanes frequently or weaving in and out of traffic
  • Following another vehicle too closely
  • Aggressive braking or turning
  • Street racing or fast acceleration

Often, one officer’s opinion of what constitutes reckless driving does not align with what the court or even other officers consider reckless. Failing to challenge this charge, though, can lead to points on your license, fines, and imprisonment.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

No matter if you consumed alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medication, or over-the-counter medicine — if a substance interferes with your ability to drive, you can be stopped, arrested, and charged with DUI.

The signs of impairment officers are trained to look for can have other innocuous explanations, but this does not prevent officers and the prosecution from pursuing charges.

First-time DUI offenders can face $500 to $2,000 in fines and up to six months of imprisonment. There are also mandatory periods of license suspension and other consequences.

Your Monroe County traffic lawyer from Reed Palacios Law can prepare and implement an effective DUI defense strategy for your charges.

Moving and Equipment Violations

Police officers can observe you committing a traffic violation, stop you, and issue you a ticket. They may also issue citations to drivers involved in car accidents if the officer believes they committed one or more traffic offenses in the course of causing the accident.

Moving violations are offenses that involve how you drive your vehicle. After conviction, the state can assess points against your license depending on the severity of the infraction. Points not only cause your insurance rates to jump, but they can eventually lead to the state suspending your license if you accumulate too many.

Whether you need a Florida Keys speeding ticket attorney or one skilled in handling more complex traffic matters, Reed Palacios Law is a smart choice. We will help resolve your traffic matter efficiently, regardless of whether you are a Florida resident or were just visiting the Keys on vacation when your incident occurred.

Out-of-State Drivers and Monroe County Traffic Offenses

If you are not from Monroe County, you may believe that receiving a ticket for a traffic offense is of no consequence. This belief is wrong, and it can end up costing you in significant ways.

Failing to address your traffic ticket can lead the State of Florida to communicate about your failure to the state that issued your license. Your home state can then take administrative actions against you, including suspending your license until you take care of your Florida ticket.

If you are in the U.S. without authorization, you face a unique and serious risk if you fail to address your tickets. Depending on the charge, you could be arrested and detained if you fail to show up and deal with your tickets. Immigration officials could then take you into federal custody for eventual deportation.

Similarly, a court can issue a warrant for your arrest if you commit certain misdemeanors or felonies and do not show up for court. You could be arrested anywhere in the country and brought back to Florida at your expense to deal with your charges.

Take the First Step by Contacting Your Florida Keys Traffic Violations Lawyer

Reed Palacios Law and our knowledgeable legal team serving Key West, Plantation Key, and Marathon are waiting to answer your call and put our skills to work for you. If you have been charged with any traffic offense while driving in the Florida Keys, we are here to answer your questions.

Contact Reed Palacios Law today, and let us work to make the difference in your case.