Jacksonville Traffic Crime Lawyer

Traffic Violations & Criminal Traffic Defense

Motorists know that being cited for a traffic ticket can be a frustrating and costly inconvenience that poses a threat to their driving privileges and their auto insurance. When a traffic offense arises to a criminal allegation for either misdemeanor or felony crimes, the stakes can be even higher.

At Owenby Law, P.A., our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience protecting the rights and futures of drivers who have been cited for all types of traffic violations, including those resulting in criminal charges. If you or your loved one has been ticketed for a traffic offense or are facing criminal charges for a traffic-related crime, you can be confident about placing your trust in our proven legal team to guide you through the process ahead and fight for the best possible outcome.

Why Owenby Law, P.A.?

  • Proven record of success in traffic and criminal cases
  • Award-winning attorneys with decades of combined experience
  • Personalized attention and a focus on client satisfaction
  • Thousands of cases successfully handled
  • FREE and confidential case consultations

Our firm proudly serves clients throughout the region from offices conveniently located in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Fleming Island. Learn how we may be able to help you by calling (904) 770-3141 for a FREE consultation.

Traffic Cases We Handle

Far too many people resign themselves to simply paying a traffic ticket and moving on. Unfortunately, traffic tickets can have a negative impact on your driving record and can be grounds for your insurance company to raise premiums for your auto insurance. These consequences can prove costly in the long-run.

By working with an experienced lawyer who can challenge the facts of your case and pursue the best possible resolution, you can put yourself in a better position to have charges dismissed or even reduced. Examples of the traffic cases and moving violations we handle include:

  • Speeding
  • Failures to yield
  • Disobeying a traffic light or signal
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign

Criminal Traffic Offenses

While many traffic tickets are considered infractions, there are certain types of violations that are considered crimes which may result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Common criminal traffic violations in Florida include:

  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Habitual traffic offender
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • No valid driver’s license
  • Unlawful display of license
  • Street racing
  • Unlawful use of ID card

The difference between a traffic ticket for a moving violation and a criminal traffic violation could not be more pronounced. Criminal traffic violations pose criminal allegations of at least a misdemeanor offense. Depending on the facts involved in a case, these crimes can pose large fines, court ordered education, community service, probation, and even possible terms of imprisonment. This is in addition to having a criminal conviction on your record. When there are aggravating circumstances involved, such as prior criminal convictions or more serious allegations, penalties can be significantly elevated.

In any case where criminal charges are filed, working with a defense attorney becomes critical to protecting your rights during the process and protecting yourself from serious penalties and a criminal record.

Request a Free Consultation Today!

Owenby Law, P.A. is prepared to help immediately when you call our firm for help. Our legal team can thoroughly review the facts of your case, discuss what you can expect and the penalties you may face, and explain how we can provide the representation needed to effectively handle your case.

To speak with a member of our legal team during a free consultation, contact us today.