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Tampa Ticket Attorneys: I heard traffic court isn’t even real court, can I just represent myself?

Many Tampa ticket attorneys are asked about the lack of formality in traffic court.  Ultimately, you have a constitutional right to represent yourself in any court in any jurisdiction in this country. Like a very popular judge in Pinellas County often says to people representing themselves or going pro se, would you perform heart or lung surgery on yourself? While speeding ticket obviously is obviously not life or death, they have long lasting implications including, but not limited to heavy fines, hefty court costs, raising insurance premiums, points on your driving record and potentially suspending your license.  Tampa ticket attorneys are often able to get these matters dismissed or reduced by evaluating them for technical deficiencies.

Traffic court in some regards is more laid back than regular criminal court, but has some unique factors including the cases being prosecuted by the arresting officer and using magistrates rather than judges.  Traffic court is in some ways more complicated than typical criminal court because it is highly systematic and minor, technical details can make the difference between a heavy fine and court costs being assessed or the ticket being dismissed.

Our firm has handled thousands of traffic tickets, if you or someone you know has a traffic ticket; we always offer free case consultations.  We pride ourselves on being extremely conscious of the details that other Tampa ticket attorneys may overlook.  If you would like to contact one of our Tampa ticket attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of the website.  We appreciate your time in checking out our Tampa ticket attorney blog.