Toll Violations in Florida
Why Toll Violations Matter
Forgetting to pay a fifty cent toll does not seem like a big deal, but more often than not people forget to go back and pay their toll violation and end up letting the charges continue to get late fees. Some people end up with their license suspended for not paying their fines which ends up getting them a criminal charge on their record for driving on a suspended license.
Complications that arise from Toll Fees
There is a large quantity of toll stations located throughout Florida’s highways and many of them are becoming camera based where toll fees are being mailed to people’s addresses instead of being paid at the toll station.
It is important for people to know that a toll violation is mailed to the owner of the vehicle that violated the toll whether or not they were actually driving the vehicle. The toll violation will be sent to the listed owner’s address and it will be recorded on the owner of the vehicle’s driving record.
Since toll violations are mailed to the address that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has on the owner of the vehicle, complications tend to arise. When a driver does not change their address with the DMV when they move a person may never receive their toll violation in the mail and therefore will not know that they have a moving violation on their record. If the owner of the vehicle continues to be oblivious to the fact that they have a violation on their record the DMV will continue to fine them late fees.
If a person has violated multiple tolls in a given time frame they could end owing thousands of dollars to the state. In addition, their license will be suspended which is going to cost them even more money. If a person is caught driving on a suspended license they can be arrested and have to do time in jail.
In addition to fines and reinstatement fees for a license suspension, things can get worse. If the driver got several citations that were not paid, then they will have several license suspensions on their record. This could cause a person to be deemed as a habitual driving offender which is a criminal offense and comes with penalties such as jail time, community service and the person’s driver’s license revoked permanently.
Contact our Firm today and let us help you
We have been representing motorists for ten years and we will provide you with the excellent resources and strategies to attempt to get your charges eliminated or reduced.. We know the ways of the law and we will fight for you every step of the way. Call us today with any questions that you may have regarding your toll violation at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1-800-344-4848)!