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Top tips to avoid a traffic ticket

As a driver, you’re aware that there are rules you need to follow at all times. You’re also aware that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Unfortunately, if you do so in the presence of a police officer, it could result in a traffic ticket.

Here are some top tips you can follow to avoid a traffic ticket:

  • Don’t speed: This is an easy one for police, especially those who are actively taking measures to judge your speed. If you always drive at or below the speed limit, this is never a concern.
  • Make full stops: It’s easy to roll through a stop sign, especially if you don’t see any traffic, however, you never know if an officer is watching. Make a full stop every time. Not only does it prevent a traffic ticket, but it keeps you safe.
  • Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and school buses: If you violate either one of these laws, you can expect to find yourself in serious trouble with the law. It can result in a large fine, as well as a license suspension. You’re also putting the safety of others at risk.

When you follow these basic tips, you better position yourself to avoid a traffic ticket. Should this happen anyway, collect as much information as you can from the officer and then carefully review the ticket.

From there, you must decide if you’ll pay the fine and move on or fight it in court. There are times when it makes sense to go to court, as it can help minimize the consequences, such as avoiding points on your driving record.

Alex Hanna was named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer (2016) by The National Trial Lawyers.

Alex Hanna is rated a Premier DUI Attorney by the American Association of Premier DUI (2016).

Alex Hanna was named Traffic Lawyer of the Decade (2010) by the Minority Chamber of Commerce.

Alex Hanna was given the 2016 Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.

Alex Hanna is a member of The Florida Bar and Practices in the areas of Criminal, Traffic and Personal Injury Law since 2001.

Alex Hanna is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2016).

Alex Hanna is a member of the Esteemed Lawyers of America association (2017).

Alex Hanna is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (2017).

Alex Hanna was bestowed the 10 best law firm award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017.