Traffic Offenses

Florida Traffic Violation Attorneys

Whether you were issued a speeding ticket or arrested for driving on a suspended license, the serious consequences of a conviction demand an experienced legal counsel on your side. Lopez & Rossi, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, handles both criminal traffic offenses and civil traffic infractions. Contact our Tampa, Florida lawyers to discuss your representation in a free initial consultation. Se Habla Español.

Criminal traffic offense? Call Ray C. Lopez at (813) 221-4455
Non-criminal traffic citation? Call Michael J. Rossi at (813) 253-3351

Unlike a speeding ticket or stop sign citation, some traffic violations are misdemeanor offenses (or even felonies), punishable by jail time, severe fines, and suspension of your Florida (or out of state) driver’s license. Examples include:

  • DUI / drunk driving
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLS / DWLR)
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit and run (leaving the scene of an accident)
  • Certain non-criminal offenses become misdemeanors when resulting in a personal injury crash

Criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor Ray C. Lopez has handled every type of traffic crime in his 17 years of experience. Contact Attorney Lopez at (813) 221-4455 for a free consultation.

He will present arguments to dismiss the case or reduce it to a non-criminal ticket, or represent you at trial. Mr. Lopez will do everything possible to help you avoid the loss of your driver’s license or jail, and can represent you at a license suspension hearing.

Speeding Tickets and Non-Criminal Traffic Offenses

Civil traffic infractions are not considered crimes, but they can result in a license suspension if you accumulate too many points against your license. Any moving violation can also result in higher insurance premiums. Before you pay the fine, make sure you know the consequences. Contact Michael Rossi at (813) 253-3351 for a free consultation.

Mr. Rossi handles any non-criminal traffic ticket, including:

  • Speeding citation
  • SunPass Toll Violations
  • Highway racing / street racing
  • Construction zone / school zone speeding
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Careless driving
  • Traffic signal infractions
  • Failure to yield for emergency vehicles

A traffic offense resulting in a crash with property damage or personal injury will count as 6 points toward license suspension. Reckless driving or speeding 15 mph or more over the limit is 4 points. Most other infractions are 3 points. Michael Rossi can explain the possible consequences of pleading guilty (paying the fine) and the possible defenses for challenging your ticket. He can often get the ticket dismissed or reduced.

  • Criminal traffic offense? Call Ray C. Lopez at (813) 221-4455
  • Non-criminal traffic citation? Call Michael J. Rossi at (813) 253-3351


Our phones are answered 24 hours and your initial consultation is always free.

We welcome out-of-state drivers arrested or cited for traffic violations while visiting Florida, as well as CDL truck drivers.
We accept Visa and MasterCard.  Se Habla Español.